Join our 2018 cohort            

Check out our 2018 Applicant Package.

We’re looking for innovative firms who are serious about scaling up. Firms that graduate from an accelerator have a higher rate of survival, and are more likely to receive additional investment—about 30% of firms graduating from a GAN-member accelerator receive second round investment, at an average of $1.9m. In addition to this possibility, you’ll receive mentoring and relationships with corporations, utilities, and experienced entrepreneurs.


Customer Discovery Track

WHO should apply: Companies with an innovative technology and a rock star team who are: 1) raising an angel or seed round, 2) needing to vet their business model with customers, and 3) seeking business development and investment readiness support.

WHAT support do we provide: We help companies find customers and vet their model by providing:

·       Mentorship

·       Customer discovery, business development, and investment readiness guidance

·       Introductions to customers, partners, and investors

·       $75,000 in investment in return for up to 6% in equity

·       Co-working space

deployment track

WHO should apply: Companies with an innovative technology and an experienced team that are: 1) raising a series A to C round, 2) ready to validate their business model through project-based deployment, and 3) seeking to scale first in the Arctic and beyond.

WHAT support do we provide: We help you test your technology and scale by providing:

·       Mentorship

·       Introductions to customers, partners, and investors

·       Demonstration design and support

·       Up to $1M in investment for up to 6% in equity

·       Co-working space

Requirements to Apply

Prototype: We prefer companies to have a functioning product or service, or one that that can be developed by the end of the program.

Full participation of at least two team members: Participation of two or more team members in the program leads to greater success in the program. The CEO and additional team member must be present in-person during program Summits listed at the bottom of this page.              

U.S. entity: International applicants are welcome, but must establish a U.S. entity in order to participate.

For-profit: We invest in scalable, for-profit companies. 

what we look for

Team: We want exceptional teams that are dedicated and have a track record of success. Applicants should highlight their diversity in backgrounds, ability to execute, and industry experience. We also test companies on their coach-ability in later application stages.

Investment Attractiveness: We look for companies with a clear path to profitability and a realistic exit strategy.

Technology: Innovative technologies that have the potential to make a 10x improvement in process, speed or function. 

Alaska/Arctic Fit: We want to invest in companies that are solving one or more of Alaska’s challenges.

Scalability: We look for companies that have demonstrated traction in the market and have strong commercial potential. We evaluate a company’s cost structure, revenue model, product-market fit, value proposition, competitive landscape, and market size. Companies should highlight how they have tested their assumptions to validate their model.

Application Process & Dates

Round One

Online applications open                                                               July 5, 2017

Q&A webinar                                                                                July 28, 2017 from 10 am - 11 am AKDT

Q&A webinar                                                                                August 16, 2017 from 10 - 11 am AKDT

Online applications close                                                               September 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm AKDT    

Round Two

Notification of acceptance into Round 2                                       October 2, 2017

Q&A office hours                                                                         October 4 - October 12, 2017

Round 2 materials due                                                                  October 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm AKDT

Round Three

Notification of acceptance into Round 3                                      November 1, 2017

Interviews                                                                                     November 6 - 30, 2017

Notification of acceptance into accelerator                                January, 2018  

Program begins in March, 2018.  

Applications open on July 5th, 2017. Apply here.