Our Mission and Team

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Alaska Startups seeks to provide resources that empower and encourage entrepreneurs to create businesses in Alaska.

We keep you up-to-date with the latest startup news, while providing a platform for entrepreneurs, developers and mentors to connect.


Gianna Foltz
Managing Director
Gianna attended Syracuse University where she studied Business and Design. She received a graduate entrepreneurship Fellowship from the Kauffman Foundation. During her fellowship year, she co-founded CAMPUS BAZAAR, Inc an e-commerce platform that launched design careers.

Gianna currently lives in Anchorage, AK with her fiance and energetic lab, Bear.  She is the Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator for the Center for Economic Development. Also in Alaska, she founded the contemporary women’s wear brand Giamari.


Hannah Wright
Developer, Contributing Writer
Hannah is the co-founder of HR Partner. She also founded the platform Alaska Startups in 2014. She lives in interior Alaska with her husband and enjoys startups, traveling, music and history.