The State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) is a federally-funded program intended to attract lenders & investors to help with funding businesses that can’t get conventional business loans from banks & lending institutions.
The AK SBDC is the administrative lead on the program for Alaska, and will deploy the funding to lenders and investment funds.
Alaska SBDC Executive Director Jon Bittner joined Juneau Center Director, Jennifer Adams and Rural Program Director, Ian Grant at the 2020 Innovation Summit in Juneau on February 26 and 27.
The Innovation Summit hosted a diverse array of talks, performances, and experiences designed to foster relationships and inspire new perspectives across hundreds of industries and disciplines.
This year’s themes included: Participatory Creativity, Business in a Changing Climate, and Alaskans Investing in Alaskans. With more than 50 speakers, inspiring tours, and deep-dive sessions, the Innovation Summit was an incredible opportunity to connect and celebrate entrepreneurship across Alaska.