In-Region Investment

Path to Prosperity

You’ve heard the news! Path to Prosperity is coming to Bristol Bay!

We are preparing our site with information to get ready for this new program, so please check back periodically for applications and timelines. Path to Prosperity is a business development competition with two rounds:

Round 1:

Applicants submit their business concept or idea. At this stage, we don’t need a detailed business plan. We just want to get to know your business idea and why you think your idea is sustainable, or triple-bottom-line friendly.  Bristol Bay Development Fund anticipates opening Round 1 in mid-July and closing the round in mid-September. Applications will be judged by independent reviewers, and 10-12 finalists will be selected to attend a start-up boot camp.

Round 2:

A three-day intensive set of workshops and one-to-one discussions with local experts who will help teach finalists the skills they need to make an individualized business plan, enhance their entrepreneurial skills, and expand their network and resource base. Lodging, airfare, and food are sponsored for the 10-12 finalists. We anticipate the boot camp will be held November 15-17th, 2019.

Boot camp participants will continue to develop a business plan and compete for a grant to use towards technical assistance or consulting services.

For questions or to inquire about Path to Prosperity, contact Cindy Mittlestadt at (907) 265-7865 or

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