WHERE TO START… With so much startup advice to choose from, and because each startup and founder is unique, when asked where to start I believe the answer is to suggest getting connected with the local startup community and then being willing to help those that need your help. Startup Community building works best with a ‘give first’ approach. You can get started connecting and take your first steps in Alaska with the following:
- Sign up for the Alaska Startup Digest to receive weekly updates about events and news about the Alaska startup community,
- Go to Facebook and visit the AlaskaStartups Page to see what is happening and then Join the AlaskaStartups Group and post in the Group what you are working on (it doesn’t have to be detailed) and what you want to do next,
- Attend the Anchorage 1MillionCups event in person Zoom/Facebook Live and introduce yourself and what you are up to;
- Sign up with the AK Small Business Development Center for free and ask for suggestions on what/where/when to find the resources to help you take your next steps toward your goal.