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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 >
Industry / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Startup Junkie Partners with Korean Startups for the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show

Startup Junkie of Fayetteville is collaborating with the South Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency during the upcoming 2024 Consumer Electronics Show, scheduled to start this week, in Las Vegas, Nevada. read more >
Education / Investments / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Tourism

NWA’s Startup Junkie to Participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week

Startup Junkie will host a series of events in northwest Arkansas as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which runs from Nov. 13-16. read more >
Deme Yuan, a co-founder of FR8relay, compares the enterprise to the Pony Express mail system of the 1860s. Riders went from station to station, either handing off the mail to other riders or picking up fresh mounts.  
Transportation

Handing Off Truckloads To Hasten Drivers HomeLock Icon

Co-founders of FR8relay, Aayush Thakur and Deme Yuan, belive introducing "relay nodes" could transform the trucking industry. read more >
Joe Ehrhardt
Business Services / Investments

Tech Firm Touts 10x ReturnsLock Icon

Teslar Software of Springdale says it recently offered a 10x return to round one investors who were willing to be bought out. read more >
April Roy is the founder and CEO of FemPAQ in Bentonville.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Education / Health Care / Investments / Legal / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Retail / Small Business

Women’s Stunted Capital Blocks Better EconomyLock Icon

Arkansas is missing out on tax revenue, jobs, wealth building, new products and services that could improve lives, business diversity and community investment, all because women struggle to access business capital. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics / Investments

Supporting Entrepreneurs Elevates Our Communities (French Hill and Jeff Standridge Commentary)

Our country is experiencing a "startup slump," with fewer people taking the plunge to start their own businesses. To fix this problem, we must craft solutions that create jobs and support business owners. read more >
Investments / Media & Marketing / Small Business / Technology / Transportation

Fuel Accelerator Aims to Launch Pilot Projects

What sets this year’s Fuel Accelerator apart from accelerator programs across the state is that it focuses on sales instead of product development, with a top goal being the establishment of pilot projects that the accelerator companies and Arkansas companies can launch together. read more >
Meredith Lowry of Wright Lindsey Jennings in Rogers pushed for the creation of Woman-Run to help women who wanted to start businesses.
Banking & Finance / Education / Legal / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Small Business

Women Helping Women: NWA Groups Are NetworkingLock Icon

Woman-Run, an initiative that brings together business leaders and prospective businesswomen for networking and informative events, is but just one channel in a growing network of female professionals. read more >
Small Business

Second Fuel Accelerator to Launch This Month

The second Fuel Accelerator program, led by RevUnit in Bentonville and Startup Junkie in Fayetteville, will launch this month. read more >
Investments / Small Business

Startup Junkie’s Taylor Hasley Talks New Accelerator for Korean Startups

Startup Junkie of Fayetteville visited Seoul, South Korea, in December to meet with leaders of the local venture ecosystem in hopes of benefiting startups in both countries. read more >
Kim Lane
Business Services / Education / Media & Marketing / Public Companies

Former Conductor CEO Kim Lane Makes Career Connection with FacebookLock Icon

Kim Lane says she has joined Facebook as a consultant on its Career Connections team. read more >
Banking & Finance / Nonprofits

Startup Junkie, Walton Family Foundation Launch Micro-Loan Program

Startup Junkie, in partnership with the Walton Family Foundation, will work with Kiva US to launch a micro-loan program called Kiva Northwest Arkansas. read more >
Neal Johnson, Emily Neuman and Erin Anson Ellis of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.
Business Services / Health Care / Legal / Media & Marketing / Small Business / Tourism

Crystal Bridges Adds Three (NWA Movers & Shakers)

Neal Johnson has joined Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville to support the new contemporary art space The Momentary. Emily Neuman and Erin Anson Ellis have also joined the staff. read more >
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Retail / Small Business / Tourism

City of Fayetteville Recruiting a RecruiterLock Icon

The city of Fayetteville is close to adding a business recruitment specialist to focus on attracting and retaining business investment. read more >
Dr. Nancy Gray is the head of UAMS BioVentures, which does technology licensing and is an incubator for start-up companies that do medical research.
Business Services / Education / Health Care / Investments / Small Business

BioVentures Boot Camp Wins National Recognition

The Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp run by BioVentures recently won a national award, the second-place Innovations Research & Research Education Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. read more >
Education / Small Business

The Conductor Announces New 10x Cyber Accelerator

The Conductor announces a new partnership with Metova Inc., the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Startup Junkie to launch the 10x Cyber Accelerator. read more >
Jay Amargos, of Startup Junkie Consulting, says women and minority-owned businesses need support and better access to funding.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Education / Nonprofits / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Groups Strive to Support Latino Entrepreneurs

Jay Amargos of Startup Junkie Consulting said a lack of money is just one of many barriers for the prospective Latino entrepreneur. read more >
Bryon Western and Edgar Cilio with Little Bird Systems.
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Energy / Investments / Manufacturing / Small Business / Transportation

Little Bird Systems of Fayetteville Puts ‘Internet of Things’ to Industrial Use

Bryon Western and Edgar Cilio of Little Bird Systems bonded over taekwondo, work for chicken feed and love figuring out ways to work on the “Internet of Things.” read more >
Business Services / Government & Politics / Investments / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Startup Junkie to Host Second InnovateHER Contest

InnovateHER is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration that focuses on developing innovative ideas that could affect and empower the lives of women and families. The program was launched earlier this year. read more >