2011 Alaska Marketplace Banks on Innovative Ideas

The 2011 Alaska Marketplace Competition brought 21 finalists from around the state to compete for $200,000 in funding their ideas for economic development. Hosted at the BP Exploration Alaska Building on October 19th, the public exhibition featured a Peoples’ Choice Award in addition to the Judged competition. Featured here is an interview with Tessa Baldwin, a 17-year-old Mt. Edgecumbe High School student whose “Hope4Alaska” idea took one of the top prizes of $25,000. Other exhibitors pictured include Edmond Apassingok with Detachable Heater Fins, Michelle Scannell for Tundra Toys, and  Kate Rich with a Nome Yurt Camp.