Arkansas is leading the way in providing new and existing businesses with the room to grow and develop. In every corner of the state, there are incubators and accelerators for several different industries including tech, healthcare, and finance.
Visit our entrepreneurial resources page here for more information on how Arkansas supports companies looking to startup, grow or expand.
The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center is a university-based economic development program that assists entrepreneurs, both new and seasoned. We help with every aspect of business creation, management, and operation.
GENESIS is a technology-oriented business incubator located at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas. GENESIS offers a variety of services to qualifying technology-intensive entrepreneurs who desire to base their operations here during the critical early stages of company development.
FIS is the world's largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. FIS empowers the financial world with payment processing and banking solutions, including software, services, and technology outsourcing. If you want to partner with or sell to financial institutions, the FIS Fintech Accelerator can get you there faster than you ever thought possible.
The ICBA is the voice for nearly 5,000 community banks in the USA, representing banks with $4.9 Trillion in assets and $3.9 Trillion in deposits that have over $3.3 Trillion in loans. It is the only national association dedicated exclusively to serving and protecting the interests of the community banking industry and the communities and customers they serve. If you are interested in maximizing your company’s customer viability through a robust community banking network, the ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator is for you.
HealthTech Arkansas is a healthcare accelerator and investment fund that connects early-stage healthcare companies with disruptive technologies to Arkansas healthcare providers. We target the intersection of technology and healthcare in three categories: digital health (software), connected medical devices, and diagnostic platforms.
The Conductor, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures are hosting the Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, a camp for undergraduate students around the state. The camp creates entrepreneurial and interactive learning opportunities for students, and guides them through entrepreneurial processes of starting and funding a health sciences venture with their peers.