Kim Lane is the new director of digital and entrepreneurial programming for the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.
The former digital editor for Arkansas Money & Politics and AY magazines in Little Rock, Lane has covered the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem in central Arkansas and is a community organizer for 1 Million Cups Little Rock, the local installment of the national entrepreneurial networking program from the Kauffman Foundation.
The Hub is a nonprofit entrepreneurial organization in downtown North Little Rock that's home to the Launch Pad maker space, the Silver Mine coworking space, the Art Connection program fusing the arts and entrepreneurship, and a regional food innovation center for central Arkansas.
Lane's role at the Hub takes her from entrepreneurial media to entrepreneurial marketing.
“I immersed myself into the entrepreneurial ecosystem and found it to be an extremely passionate and engaged community, one that is quick to welcome and support any new face or idea,” she said. “This fledgling, rapidly growing group is collectively giving the startup movement legs on which to stand and run.”
Jeff Stinson, director of entrepreneurship at the Innovation Hub, said Lane will be designing, directing and administering the Hub's entrepreneurial programming and building its "digital and physical communities."
"We’re continuing to launch one major program after another, and our efforts are literally reshaping entrepreneurial development in the state and region," he said. "Kim’s unique talents in digital strategy and community building will be a critical part of our ability to execute on these programs and ensure as many people as possible take advantage of them."