Solutions will be judged on two criteria:

  1. Innovation - is this a new way of solving a problem, does it use a new business model or tool, or does it bring a new way of thinking to the solutions process? 
  2. Implementation - can this solution be implemented? Is it feasible, how much funding will it need, do we have resources available to make it happen?

The Solution Showcase judging panel included: 

·      Dr. Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska

·      Bill Popp, CEO of Anchorage Economic Development Corporation

·      Katherine Jernstrom, CEO of The Boardroom

·      Jon Bittner, executive director of Alaska Small Business Development Center

·      Julie Decker, CEO of Anchorage Museum

·      Dr. Bogdan Hoanca, interim dean of UAA College of Business and Public Policy