Hezekiah “Ky” Holland, Co-Founder and Board Chair of Alaska Version 3
Ky is a founding member of Alaska Version 3 engaging Alaskans in the creation of our Next Alaska economy; and a partner of Alyeska Venture Management that created Alaska’s first seed fund for startup ventures, the Alaska Accelerator Fund. Ky has extensive experience in industrial products, startup community development, VC and angel investing; and startup company formation, growth and exits. Currently he is consulting on economic development projects, co-founding two technology startups and assisting many others.
Areas of specific expertise include industrial manufacturing, product management (mining, construction, water, wastewater, nondestructive testing, X-ray imaging, iIoT, and watercraft), university technology transfer and commercialization, intellectual property management, and early-stage investing.
Recently Ky was the University of Alaska Fairbanks Technology Commercialization Officer; and prior to that, a founding board member of the Launch Alaska Accelerator, and the Hickel Professor of Strategic Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Alaska Pacific University.
Ky has a BS in mechanical engineering and an MBA in technology management. Ky grew up in Alaska, has two family startups (kids) that have launched. He is active in community development programs that support community resilience, the next generation of Alaskans and their opportunities including the 2021 Alaska Startup Week.