Past Winners
Past Competition Winners


2012 Awards Luncheon
Allan Johnston, Wanetta Ayers, Rick Wolk, Christi Bell, Cody Kubitz (2012 winner), Joe Morrison,
Al Hermann, Jon Bittner, Chad Steadman, Scott Fredrickson

2013

    Aknuna - First Place
          Sealed fueling system
          Entrepreneurs: Brian MacKinnon & Harry Leffler

    Alaska Natural Organics - Second Place
          Alaska grown aeroponic produce
          Entrepreneur: Jason Smith & Chandler Simmons

    MacKinnon Marine - Third Place
          High speed personal watercraft
          Entrepreneurs: Brian MacKinnon, Jamie Russell, Emily Petersen & Karina Smith

2012

    Kinetic Drone Group - First Place
          Remote aerial vehicle services
          Entrepreneurs: Cody Kubitz & Danika Alexander

    Alaska Organics - Second Place & People's Choice Award
          Alaska grown aeroponic produce
          Entrepreneur: Nicholas Pless

    YouPlay - Third Place
          Electronic gaming establishment
          Entrepreneurs: Jacob Taylor & Craig Bisgard

2011

    Equity:

    Great Northern Peonies - First Place
          Flower nursery
          Entrepreneurs: Eric & Heidi Swanson

     The Alaska Range - Second Place
          Indoor shooting range
          Entrepreneurs: Sarah Mouracade, Anna Bryant & Greg DuBois

     Profit Maker - Third Place
          Business software
          Entrepreneurs: Isaac Vanderberg, Dominic Balappa, Eric Erikson & Curtis Sims

    Debt:

    Alaska Glass Recycling - First Place
          Glass recycling
          
Entrepreneurs: Charles Allen, Buffy Kuiper, Allison LeBon, Derek Miller, Jason Miller,
              Michelle Pope & Mickela Threlkeld

     Gear Spoke - Second Place
          Peer to peer outdoor gear rental
          Entrepreneurs: Paul Dividson, Linda Janes, Paul Kelley,
             Richard Graves & Matthew Sargent

     Alaska FIsh Spa - Third Place
          Thai fish-style pedicure
          Entrepreneur: Tim Hillyer

2010

     Competition
          Was moved to April of 2011 (second semester) so more academic institutions could participate.

2009

     College Housing - First Place
          Student property rental
          Entrepreneurs: Lauren Blanchett & Justice Brooks

     Northland Wind Energy - Second Place
          Renewable energy
          Entrepreneur: April Park

     Tyler Systems - Third Place
          Information technology & graphic design
          Entrepreneurs: Tyler Arnold & Taric Hegab

     Buffalo Wild Wings - Finalist
          Restaurant
          Entrepreneur: Chris Block

     E'Klaar Headwear - Finalist
          Sports headwear
          Entrepreneur: Erika Klaar

2008

     Rubberbanditz - First Place
          Elastic resistance training mobile gym
          Entrepreneurs: Ari & Adam Zandman-Zeman
          Web Site: rubberbanditz.com

     Alaska Adventure Car Rental - Second Place
          Car rental
          Entrepreneur: Ali Sheikh

     Bottoms Boutique - Third Place
          Women's clothing boutique
          Entrepreneur: Maria Bauermeister

     Great Alaska Power Clean - Finalist
          Carpet cleaning
          Entrepreneur: Trevor Bird

2007

     Handyist - First Place
          Handyman screening and referral service
          Entrepreneur: Laura White-Ritchie

     Protat - Second Place
          Laser engraving for prosthetic limbs
          Entrepreneurs: Ryan Theuer and Stacy Schubert

     Om Homes - Third Place
          Constructors of “green” homes
          Entrepreneurs: Katy Bowman and Dan Duame

     Fonza - Finalist
          Anchorage fondue restaurant
          Entrepreneurs: Maria Benner and Rosita Nadezhdina

     ReFeathering - Finalist
          Home and office staging and design
          Entrepreneurs: Tracey Wood & Julia Martin

2006

     JR Trailers - First Place
          Transportation
          Entrepreneurs: John Matthew & Jake Williams

     Power Delivery Maintenance - Second Place
          Automation
          Entrepreneur: Brian Hickey

     Sojourn China - Third Place
          Adventure travel
          Entrepreneur: Matt Warner

     Tongue & Cheek - Finalist
          Publishing
          Entrepreneurs: Breez & Ty Phillappay

     World Airships - Finalist
          Transportation
          Entrepreneur: Bob Teachworth

     Kodiak Prime Seafood - Finalist
          Food preparation
          Entrepreneurs: Kenneth Nelson & Chris Newman


2005

     Menage Europe - Second Place
          Men’s hair care
          Entrepreneurs: Richard Brandon, Nina Volkova, and Petra Reckendorfer

     Kodiak Prime Seafood - Finalist
          Seafood preparation
          Entrepreneurs: Leslie Bennett, Heinz Seidl, and Erich Hinterndorfer

     Caliber Data, LLC - Finalist
          Secure date center
          Entrepreneur: Chris Hamilton

2004

   Sequestered Solutions - First Place
          Software engineering, computer security, and data management
          Entrepreneurs: Sam Morales, Lara Baker, and Michael Method

     Advanced Clinical Skin Care - Second Place
          Anchorage-based skin care
          Entrepreneurs:  Leon McKean, Stacy Pettit, and Tor Daley

     Inupiat Medical - Third Place
         Closed liquid waste management system
         Entrepreneurs: James Sears and Brian Douglass

     Alaska Independent Films - Finalist
         Alaska themed digital video magazine
         Entrepreneur: Mike Jipping

     Denali Dry Goods - Finalist
         Meals for outdoor guide services
         Entrepreneur: Ben Mohr

     Integrity Designs - Finalist
         Computer networks for dental offices
         Entrepreneur: Steven King

2003

    AlaskaESA - First Place
         Environmental site assessment
         Entrepreneurs: Paul Dworian and Joy Craig

     Pacific Seaflight - Second Place
         Advanced water-born transportation services
         Entrepreneur: Linus Romey

     Declarative Engineering - Third Place
         Software development
         Entrepreneur: Wynne Crisman

     Caliber Data, LLC - Finalist
         Secure data center
         Entrepreneur: Chris Hamilton

     Heliotrope Logistics - Finalist
         Air services
         Entrepreneur: Jeff Peter Brandorff

     Peanut Alley - Finalist
         Gourmet sandwiches at airport
         Entrepreneurs: Jeff Holiday and Sean Gunther