TREND is a program of the Alaska SBDC, which is hosted by UAA. TREND provides services across Alaska.

New! $30,000 Grand Prize Offered for Women’s Business Challenge

This month, TREND is hosting the InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge, which is presented by the Small Business Administration (SBA). InnovateHER provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase products or services that have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families (30%), have the potential for commercialization (40%), and fill a need in the marketplace (30%).

Full details are available on the SBA website.

Submissions Due March 31, 2015

Business plans must be submitted to TREND by March 31, 2015. TREND will select one local business plan, and submit it to the SBA for the final determination.

Have questions? Looking for more info? Contact TREND.

SBIR Conference and Training Events

There are six SBIR online training modules offered at The goal of is to provide information needed to become educated about the SBIR program. SBIR videos, webinars, agency overviews and links to agency specific SBIR details are available here.

There are national and regional conferences hosted throughout the year in various locations in the U.S. These events are important for small businesses participating, or wanting to participate, in the SBIR program.

Additional events can be found at SBA’s SBIR website. The site also features several SBIR and STTR resources.

A Network of Programs

The Alaska SBDC, along with its network of programs, provides low-cost business resources and services to Alaskan entrepreneurs. We've been serving Alaska since 1986.

Last modified: March 4, 2015.