Where to Startup

for the Alaska Entrepreneur, Innovator and Dreamer

Entrepreneurship in Rural Alaska

This segment discusses entrepreneurship in rural Alaska, including what rural entrepreneurs should consider before starting out, the role of entrepreneurship in rural Alaska and the role of community in starting a new business. Presented by Helvi Sandvik, President, NANA Development Corporation.

Speaker: Helvi Sandvik, President, NANA Development Corporation


  • What is your family’s background in entrepreneurship?
  • What should rural entrepreneurs consider before starting out? [01:44]
  • What role does community play in starting a new business? [05:24]
  • How are Native Corporations helping their shareholder in rural communities? [07:08]
  • Advice for entrepreneurs [09:35]

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