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Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie leads a discussion on strategic growth planning for HFA in Bentonville. His firm launched a new arm today to provide that and similar services.
Government & Politics / Small Business / Technology

Startup Junkie Wins $1.1M Contract to Manage State Technology Commercialization Center

The center, previously known as Innovate Arkansas, helps new tech entrepreneurs with turning inventions and high-tech concepts into viable businesses. read more >
Carter Malloy is CEO of AcreTrader of Fayetteville, a farmland investing service that’s so far put $100 million into more than 60 farms.
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Investments / Media & Marketing / Real Estate

AcreTrader Investors Pool Cash to Buy FarmlandLock Icon

Since launching in 2019, Fayetteville farmland investing service AcreTrader has placed “well over” $100 million into more than 60 farms in a dozen states, according to Founder and CEO Carter Malloy. read more >
Small Business

Startup Junkie Forms Arkansas Korea Alliance, to Launch New Accelerator

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville formalizes a partnership it sought earlier this year and establishes a new accelerator focused on South Korean companies. read more >
Taylor Hasley
Small Business

Startup Junkie Foundation Names New Director, Chairman

Taylor Hasley has been named executive director of the Startup Junkie Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Startup Junkie Consulting, an entrepreneurial support organization in Fayetteville. read more >
Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie leads a discussion on strategic growth planning for HFA in Bentonville. His firm launched a new arm today to provide that and similar services.
Business Services / Education / Health Care / Investments / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Established Arkansas Companies Seek Startup MindsetLock Icon

Established Arkansas businesses say they must innovate to stay competitive in a rapidly changing world. Learning how to think like a startup is a means to that end. read more >
A steel fence sits on the border between Mexico and the United States in the Tinajas Altas Mountains.
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

The Immigration Conundrum (Editorial)

We need secure borders. We need talented workers. The leaders who can make both happen will leave a lasting legacy. read more >

Startup Junkie Opens New Springdale Office

Startup Junkie consultants will start meeting with entrepreneurs, innovators and small business owners in Springdale at its new Fairlane Station office this month. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Small Business

SBA Teams Up With Conductor (Justin Crossie Commentary)

The U.S. Small Business Administration is taking steps to revitalize central Arkansas through a $500,000 award to the Conductor, an organization that partners with the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting. read more >
Paul Singh, a venture capitalist who spoke recently in Little Rock, says he has invested in thousands of startups in 50 countries.
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Sizing Up the Startup Ecosystem Movement in Arkansas

Over a decade, Arkansas has fallen in line with the national trend of embracing and publicly funding a relatively new form of economic development: structured help for entrepreneurs. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Education / Health Care / Insurance / Investments / Manufacturing / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business

Attention Arkansas Startups, 10X Cyber Is Only for You

There’s a new kind of accelerator now, 10X Cyber Accelerator, that accepts only Arkansas companies with annual revenue of between $100,000 and $10 million. read more >

First Nowhere Developers Conference Coming to NWA Thursday

The first annual Nowhere Developers Conference, a one-day technology conference for software developers and engineers, will be held Thursday at Record in downtown Bentonville. read more >
Kim Lane
Education / Small Business

Conductor Promotes Kim Lane to CEO

The Conductor, a public-private partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting, announced Monday the promotion of Kim Lane to CEO. read more >
Scott Davis, founder and CEO of MobX, shows off a Trezor digital wallet containing around $64,000 in bitcoin currency. Digital wallets can hold an unlimited amount of currency.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics / Investments

Bit by Bit, Digital Financing Coming to Little RockLock Icon

Two Little Rock technology companies, MobX and Freedom Coin Inc., say Arkansas is on the cusp of seeing its first “initial coin offering,” a new way for startups and individuals to raise capital for businesses and projects. read more >
Education / Small Business

The Maker Movement: Why It Matters

Unique spaces around the nation, including Arkansas, provide a platform for creativity and innovation. read more >
Debby Winters, who heads the Winters Law Firm of Fayetteville, specializes in intellectual property law and business law. “The startup community is growing and there is plenty of need out there,” she says.
Business Services / Health Care / Legal / Small Business

Winters Law Firm Finds Success Catering to StartupsLock Icon

Don’t let appearances fool you. The Winters Law Firm in Fayetteville is considered a can’t-miss resource for the area’s startup community. read more >
Douglas Hutchings, CEO of PicaSolar, a Fayetteville innovator in solar panel technology. PicaSolar took the top prize in the graduate division at the Governor’s Cup in 2013. The startup now has additional funding and nine employees.
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Startups and More Bubble Up from Governor’s CupLock Icon

Over nearly two decades of the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup competition, just over $2 million in prize money has been given to teams of college students with entrepreneurship ideas deemed promising by competition judges. read more >
Government & Politics

The Conductor Receives $30K

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. read more >
Jeff Standridge
Education / Investments / Small Business

Jeff Standridge On Why Companies Should Encourage Startups

"A vibrant startup/innovation ecosystem is a great place for an established company to source talent," says Jeff Standridge, chief catalyst of The Conductor at UCA. read more >
Education / Small Business

Building a Sustainable Venture Ecosystem – The Long Game

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. read more >
Startup Junkie founder Jeff Amerine
Investments / Small Business

Startup Junkie to Hold G60 in Northwest ArkansasLock Icon

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville will hold a G60 pitch contest for entrepreneurs during the third annual BITE NW Arkansas festival later this month in Bentonville. read more >