The ARK Challenge startup accelerator last week concluded its fourth installment, and first in Little Rock, with Demo Day presentations of company pitches held inside the Clinton Center’s Great Hall.
Spencer Jones and his Little Rock venture Jones Innovative Medical Solutions was the winner of $150,000 in additional investment. The seven teams selected for the Little Rock cohort of the ARK received $20,000 in seed funding to develop their products.
The ARK amounts to a three-month startup boot camp that aims to attract out-of-state ventures to Arkansas, plus retain and develop promising Arkansas ventures.
The ARK’s first two installments in Fayetteville were federally funded, while another Fayetteville edition earlier this year and the Little Rock run were funded by the state and private investment.
Check out Arkansas Business coverage of Demo Day here.
Above, videographer Barry Deere takes us look the ARK’s fourth installment.