Author:Slaten, Russ
Position:INSIDE ALASKA BUSINESS - Brief article

While they rode the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Whittier on August 1, five entrepreneurs presented their business models, funding needs, and market research to a panel of judges alongside a live audience. Hosted by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), the Pitchon-a-Train competition brought ideas that ranged from commercial Bitcoin applications to drone surveillance technology, but it was Marc Wheeler of the Juneau cafe Coppa who wooed the judges most with his rhubarb sherbet.

Marc Wheeler of Coppa, an ice cream shop and cafe in Juneau, presented his idea of dramatically expanding his existing business by adding a mobile location that would meet more than 1 million cruise ship...

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