CED is an active participant in programs and initiatives that align with our work to support economic development in Alaska. Currently we engaged in the following:

Alaska Startups promotes the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Alaska through a variety of platforms. Managed by CED as a statewide initiative, community members are invited to collaborate and contribute. Alaska Startups platforms include AlaskaStartups.com, e-newsletters, FacebookInstagram, and a directory.

The Alaska Fellows Program, constituted by three fellowship sites in Anchorage, Juneau, and Sitka, is a near-year-long postgraduate fellowship program that places dynamic recent college graduates from around the country with organizations across Alaska. Motivated, talented college graduates from across the United States come to Alaska for nine months to live together communally and work for their host organization.

1 Million Cups is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee. Launched by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2012, a group of entrepreneurial ecosystem builders brought the program to Anchorage in 2015. A number of CED staff volunteer on the the organizing committee for this free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country.