ADVANCING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM
The Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) program is an opportunity for UAA: University of Alaska Anchorage to exponentially strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Alaska. Through the GEIR initiative UAA will not only advance entrepreneurial mentoring, and related teaching with our UAA faculty, students, and alumni, but also engage the community in a bridging dialogue to continue to advance the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Nigel Sharp brings best practices and 2017 methodologies from an established entrepreneurial ecosystem in Boulder, Colorado to Anchorage and Alaska. Nigel, as UAA’s GEIR will also work to encourage even greater cross-community engagement into the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Nigel Sharp is the Global Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Alaska and is a resource for staff, students and faculty as well as the wider Alaskan entrepreneurial community. Previously, he worked in the same capacity at the University of Colorado Boulder where he co-founded a University spin-out company which raised venture funding and was accepted into the Techstars business accelerator in 2017. In recent years Nigel co-founded software companies working on technologies ranging from voice recognition and gesture control to IT Network security. He has judged, mentored or organized 18 Hackathons/StartupWeekends, started businesses in six countries, participated in four business acceleration programs, and spoken at TEDx. He is here to #GiveFirst to the Alaskan startup community, and welcomes your engagement
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