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OIPC Year in Review
As we prepare for another great academic year, let’s take a moment to reflect on the year that has passed. Over the past twelve months, OIPC staff members – along with a multitude of partners – have worked tirelessly to advance university research through industry partnerships and to build a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
AK Seed Fund Prepares for a Second Round after Gaining Partner Support
Anchorage’s 49th State Angel Fund recently announced it will partner with Wells Fargo, UAA BEI’s Small Business Development Center, and OIPC to support another year of the Alaska Seed Fund. First offered in 2017, the Alaska Seed Fund supports entrepreneurs in prototyping, conducting studies, validating customers, and gaining market traction. Read the press release here.
Fairbanks Startup Weekend
What is Fairbanks Startup Weekend? In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Mark your calendar for September 28-30, and get ready to be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen.
UAF Interns Get Real-world Experience Working for a UAF Spinoff Company
Four student interns are working on a computer program created by UAF spinoff company Coupi, Inc. to use the discrete element method (DEM) to successfully model and predict particle movement under different scenarios.