WorldMatters: Alaskan Entrepreneurs & the Global Market

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Date(s) - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cyrano's Theatre Company

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WorldMatters

Join us at 5:30pm for a social mixer with our featured entrepreneurs prior to the program start at 6:00pm. Beverages and light snacks will be available for purchase during the social hour.

Online registration for this program closes at noon on May 17th. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.


Alaskan Entrepreneurs:

Nicholas Begich has nearly twenty years of business and information technology management experience, and has led and advised global development teams for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to venture-backed startups. He is the CEO and Founder of FarShore Partners, a custom software development firm; and co-founder of Dashfire, a start-up enabler assisting companies with business architecture and technology development. FarShore presently employs over 150 people around the world. Through Dashfire, Begich has invested in and helped to start over 40 technology-supported startups in the past several years. These firms have gone on to raise over $100MM in aggregate funding.

Nicholas was previously a Global Technology Manager with Ford Motor Company. He holds an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with Concentrations in Information Technology and Decision Support Modeling and a BBA (Entrepreneurship) from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.

Ben Kellie is CEO of K2 Dronotics, a drone service company working to deploy drones across Alaska to increase safety, lower costs, and make new discoveries. Ben was raised as a bush pilot, trained as a mechanical engineer, and spent some time helping SpaceX launch and land rockets in Cape Canaveral. He is now obsessed with helping shape technological and economic future of Alaska.

Mary Miner is a co-founder of Atikus, a social enterprise that expands access to capital for micro, small and medium enterprises through institutionally-targeted solutions rooted in technology, data, and insurance. Mary is responsible for designing and managing Atikus’ social impact initiatives, with a specific focus on financial education partnerships and women’s empowerment goals. Prior to starting Atikus, Mary worked with CRAN Microfinance, a Kiva affiliate, in Cape Coast, Ghana, where she performed analytical research on CRAN’s financial education program and worked closely with Kiva to provide up-to-date borrower information directly from the field. Mary has spent extensive time on the ground in multiple African markets, including Rwanda, Ghana, Morocco, and Egypt. Mary graduated from DePaul University with a BA in International Studies, cum laude, and a MS in Public Service Management, with honors, with a focus on microfinance.

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Katherine Jernstrom is the Cofounder and CEO of The Boardroom, has successfully built two companies, and supported the growth of dozens more through mentorship, board leadership, advisement, and funding.

Katherine grew up internationally, she has a BA from the University of Washington, an MPA from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is a graduate of Leadership Anchorage, a Pew Charitable Trusts program. She serves on the board of directors for the Launch:Alaska an energy-focused startup accelerator, Spirit of Youth, The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, the AEDC Live. Work. Play Steering Committee, and is an active Rotarian. At age 30, Katherine was named Top 40 Under 40 by the state-wide Alaska Journal of Commerce.


WorldMattersLogo-BulbThe WorldMatters program series is made possible thanks to the support of BP.

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Online registration is now closed for this event. Please contact rsvp@alasksaworldaffairs.org or (907) 276-8038 to inquire about space.

Alaskan Entrepreneurs & the Global Market

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Date(s) - Friday, November 3, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Bear Tooth Theatre

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Alaskan Entrepreneurs:

Nicholas Begich has nearly twenty years of business and information technology management experience, and has led and advised global development teams for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to venture-backed startups. He is the CEO and Founder of FarShore Partners, a custom software development firm; and co-founder of Dashfire, a start-up enabler assisting companies with business architecture and technology development. FarShore presently employs over 150 people around the world. Through Dashfire, Begich has invested in and helped to start over 40 technology-supported startups in the past several years. These firms have gone on to raise over $100MM in aggregate funding.

Nicholas was previously a Global Technology Manager with Ford Motor Company. He holds an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with Concentrations in Information Technology and Decision Support Modeling and a BBA (Entrepreneurship) from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.

Ben Kellie is CEO of K2 Dronotics, a drone service company working to deploy drones across Alaska to increase safety, lower costs, and make new discoveries. Ben was raised as a bush pilot, trained as a mechanical engineer, and spent some time helping SpaceX launch and land rockets in Cape Canaveral. He is now obsessed with helping shape technological and economic future of Alaska.

Mary Miner is a co-founder of Atikus, a social enterprise that expands access to capital for micro, small and medium enterprises through institutionally-targeted solutions rooted in technology, data, and insurance. Mary is responsible for designing and managing Atikus’ social impact initiatives, with a specific focus on financial education partnerships and women’s empowerment goals. Prior to starting Atikus, Mary worked with CRAN Microfinance, a Kiva affiliate, in Cape Coast, Ghana, where she performed analytical research on CRAN’s financial education program and worked closely with Kiva to provide up-to-date borrower information directly from the field. Mary has spent extensive time on the ground in multiple African markets, including Rwanda, Ghana, Morocco, and Egypt. Mary graduated from DePaul University with a BA in International Studies, cum laude, and a MS in Public Service Management, with honors, with a focus on microfinance.

MODERATOR:

Katherine Jernstrom is the Cofounder and CEO of The Boardroom, has successfully built two companies, and supported the growth of dozens more through mentorship, board leadership, advisement, and funding.

Katherine grew up internationally, she has a BA from the University of Washington, an MPA from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is a graduate of Leadership Anchorage, a Pew Charitable Trusts program. She serves on the board of directors for the Launch:Alaska an energy-focused startup accelerator, Spirit of Youth, The Anchorage Downtown Partnership, the AEDC Live. Work. Play Steering Committee, and is an active Rotarian. At age 30, Katherine was named Top 40 Under 40 by the state-wide Alaska Journal of Commerce.


Lunch at this program will be available for individual order and purchase from Bear Tooth Theatrepub. Doors will open at 11:30am and the program will begin at noon.


High school and college students who register in advance receive complimentary admission and pizza buffet thanks to generous support from BP. Online pre-registration and presentation of a valid student ID at check-in is required to qualify.


Teachers who would like to bring a group of students to this program must contact us at rsvp@alaskaworldaffairs.org or (907)276-8038 at least one week in advance to inquire about availability.


Active-duty military personnel and their spouses who register in advance receive complimentary admission thanks to generous support from USO Alaska. Online pre-registration and presentation of a valid military ID at check-in is required to qualify.

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
General Admission, 11/3
General admission. Does not include lunch.
$15.00
Member Admission, 11/3
Admission for current members of the Alaska World Affairs Council. Does not include lunch.
$10.00
Active-Duty Military Admission, 11/3
Admission for active-duty military personnel and spouses with valid military ID. Does not include lunch.
$0.00
Ambassador Member Admission, 11/3
For current Ambassador level members of the Alaska World Affairs Council and their complimentary guest. Does not include food.
$0.00
Guest Pass Admission, 11/3
For non-member holders of Alaska World Affairs Council guest passes. Must present guest pass at check-in. Does not include food.
$0.00
Punchcard Admisson, 11/3
For current punchcard holders only. Must present punchcard at check-in. Does not include food.
$0.00
Student Admission with Lunch, 11/3
Admission for full-time high school and college students with valid student ID. Includes voucher for lunch. Groups of 5 or more students must contact our office to confirm availability.
$0.00