The Conductor in Conway received a $30,000 grant from the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, with state Sen. Jason Rapert and Rep. David Meeks supported the awarding of those funds.
The money will be used to cover the non-salary-related expenses of the Conductor's Brand Camp, High School Startup Day and other talent development initiatives.
The Conductor is a public-private partnership of UCA, Startup Junkie Consulting and the Community Venture Foundation that aims to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.
It is important that teachers, parents and students understand that there are viable career paths to entrepreneurship, and that established companies thrive when they have a steady flow of smart, innovative talent upon which to build.
The University of Central Arkansas, the Conductor and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ BioVentures have teamed up this week to host a Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp that ends Friday with a demo day and award presentation.
Commercial development is thriving in Conway, evidenced by the nearly complete $65 million Lewis Crossing shopping center and plans for a startup space the city hopes will attract new and existing companies.
The Conductor, a public-private partnership of the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting, announces a new partnership with the nonprofit Junior Achievement of Arkansas to create programming for K-12 students.
Little Rock landmark Uncle T's Deli Market will celebrate the grand opening of its second location Saturday in Conway, and the family behind the business aims to open five more in the next three years.
Monday is Houston Davis' first day as the University of Central Arkansas' president, and he took some time Friday to speak with Arkansas Business about his priorities and plans. He called UCA "a place where students can get a very personalized education that prepares them for being an active citizen and an active employee, no matter what field they choose to go into."
Of everything for which Americans are known, our capacity for stress is something we as a culture have elevated to an art form, and it just may be the singular ingredient in the Yankee stew that has fed our history.