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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
Ask experts around the state to name the next Arkansas company to break out financially, and you’re liable to get a nonanswer, but the experts do predict one thing: The next Big Thing in Arkansas will come in the digital field. read more >