ED  Alaska Small Business Development Center TREND (Technology Research and Dev. Ctr. of Alaska)


     Office Locations:

430 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 110
Anchorage, AK 99501-3550
Phone: 907-274-7232
Fax: 907-274-9524



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    In 2002 the Alaska Small Business Development Center started the trend of small business research and development in Alaska when it created TREND, the Technology Research and Development Center of Alaska to support and promote the innovation and commercialization of new technology in the last frontier. TREND serves as a centralized resource to assist small businesses in applying technology to commercial opportunities through a comprehensive offering of services that include business counseling, workshops, access to technical information, assessment of technology, technical support referral to key resources and strategic planning. TREND provides one-on-one assistance aimed at identifying a client's business assets and resources for taking a technology to market. TREND also assists clients in attaining Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Federal Grants, which represent a process through which federal agencies, such as the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation, solicit small businesses to research and develop technology that is of interest or necessity to federal agencies and the nation. In an effort to increase the number of SBIR proposals funded from Alaska, TREND partners with the Experimental Program to Simulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to offer an SBIR Phase 0 Program. The Alaska Phase 0 Program provides grants up to $5,000 to assist small businesses with SBIR/STTR proposal preparation.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Carolyn Pratt Director


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