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21 Startups Join Venture Center’s VCWoman Achieve Program

The program pairs female entrepreneurs with experienced professionals to help build their businesses. read more >
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Venture Center Seeks New Leader After Wayne Miller Departs

Miller had led the nonprofit since 2018. Chief Strategy Officer Mimi San Pedro has been named interim director. read more >
(From left) Wayne Miller, executive director of the Venture Center; Mimi San Pedro, chief strategy officer for the Venture Center; and Larry Wilson, CEO and chairman of the board of First Arkansas Bank & Trust.
 
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Bankers, Fintech to Connect at August Summit

The conference, hosted by the Venture Center of Little Rock, aims to be a networking opportunity and a place for Arkansas fintech companies to showcase their products. read more >
Small Business

Venture Center, Apptegy Launch New Startup Program

A kickoff event is set for Aug. 2. read more >
Mimi San Pedro, chief strategy officer for the Venture Center of Little Rock, says she hopes Woman Achieve will not only grow in Arkansas, but eventually be a nationwide program.
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Business Guidance, Woman To WomanLock Icon

Mimi San Pedro, the chief strategy officer for the Venture Center in Little Rock, says the creation of the Woman Achieve mentorship program was a long time coming. read more >
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Nonprofits

Woman Rise Mentorship Program Launched

The year-long program is the first partnership of the Venture Center, Venture Noire, Wright Lindsey Jennings, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Arkansas Capital Corp. read more >

From Lemons to Hoodies, Arkansas Ad Pros Score the Super Bowl

Falling lemons hit the nail on the head, and other heads as well, in the most-praised ad in a funny, fractious and fraternal yearly assessment of Super Bowl commercials by Arkansas advertising pros. read more >
The facade of the Venture Center's space on the first floor of the Little Rock Tech Park.
Business Services / Nonprofits / Small Business

Update: Venture Center Sparking New Entrepreneurship ProgramLock Icon

The Venture Center says it's launching a new offering in partnership with the Little Rock Regional Chamber. read more >
Daniel Eaton’s business at 220 Van Buren St. in Little Rock is incorporated as Alloplastic Restoration Foundation, although the sign outside uses a different name.
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Businessman Fears Arkansan Is Posing as a Doctor – AgainLock Icon

An Arkansas man who wore M.D. on his name tag and hung an unearned medical diploma in his office for years may be at it again five years after pleading guilty to practicing medicine without a license. read more >
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Nonprofits

Venture Center Names Mimi San Pedro Chief Strategy Officer

The Venture Center has hired Mimi San Pedro as its chief strategy officer. read more >
Publisher and Media Magnate P. Allen Smith (with friend).
Media & Marketing

P. Allen Smith, eHow Home YouTube Deal Up for Renewal

YouTube is renewing last year's original content deals with media brands and celebrities. Among those waiting to see if they'll get another go-around is Arkansas' P. Allen Smith. read more >