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10X Growth Accelerator

10X Growth Accelerator Arkansas - 10X Arkansas

The Conductor

250 Donaghey Ave #130, Conway, AR 72034

The 10X Growth Accelerator is an accelerator focused on growth-oriented firms with an annual average revenue of $100,000 to $10,000,000. Hosted by Conductor, the 14-week program features a peer-driven entrepreneurship education curriculum, and provides participants with access to capital and networking opportunities.

Catalyst Innovation Center


ABI, 504 University Loop East, State University, AR 72567

The Catalyst Innovation Center is a business incubator focused on bioscience, engineering and technology startups that is affiliated with the Arkansas State University Innovation System.

EforAll Northwest Arkansas


EforAll offers a free one year that provides 12 weeks of business training to idea-only or early-stage entrepreneurs in and around Northwest Arkansas.

FIS Fintech Accelerator


The Venture Center

417 Main Street Little Rock, AR 72201

The FIS Fintech Accelerator focuses on market-validated fintech companies. In the program, the companies receive training and access to bankers, subject matter experts, and financial service executives.

Fuel Accelerator


Startup Junkie

1 E Center St #270, Fayetteville, AR 72701

The Fuel Accelerator focuses on seed and growth-stage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) startups. The 12-week program matches startups with industry partners to accelerate technology solutions.

Genesis Technology Incubator


535 W Research Center Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701

The Genesis Technology Incubator is a technology-focused accelerator based at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park in Fayetteville. The accelerator provides services to technology-intensive entrepreneurs who intend to base their operations during the early stages of company development.

HealthTech Arkansas


Little Rock, AR

HealthTech Arkansas is an accelerator and early-stage investment fund for cardiovascular technologies. The program focuses on digital health, medical devices, and diagnostic platforms.



2101 Riverfront Dr, Little Rock, AR 72202

The Innovation Fund at Winrock aims to help entrepreneurs create and launch high-growth companies throughout Arkansas and the Delta Regional Authority territory.

In The Black


Venture Noire offers a free eight-week cohort program for existing Black entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-in-the-making that provides one-on-one mentorship, technology credits, public relations consulting, lab time, and office space.

Plug and Play Tech Center - Northwest Arkansas


Plug and Play NWA focuses on supply chain and logistics information, leveraging its Silicon Valley startup ecosystem with world-leading Arkansas corporations.



The Venture Center

417 Main St., Little Rock, AR 72201

Spark! Is a small business pre-accelerator that puts the right people, opportunities, and access in place for local entrepreneurs in Arkansas to grow their venture to the next level. The program provides mentorship, group sessions, expert-led workshops, pitch refinement, and an opportunity to win funding in a pitch contest.

Business Resources for Women

Arkansas Women's Business Center

Winrock International » Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Arkansas

The Arkansas Women’s Business Center provides training and access to capital for women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.

VCWoman Achieve


VCWoman Achieve is a mentorship program for women entrepreneurs, matching them with seasoned women executives and entrepreneurs for 12 months.

Women's Foundation of Arkansas


400 W Capitol Ave Suite 1242, Little Rock, AR 72201

Community Development Resources

Arkansas Association of Counties


1415 W. 3rd St., Little Rock, AR 72201

The Arkansas Association of Counties provides general research, directs public education programs, and conducts seminars for county governments in Arkansas.

The AAC website has a range of resources, including a list of all counties in Arkansas with population information and relevant facts, as well as contact information for local officials.

Click here to access the county list: Counties | Association of Arkansas Counties (arcounties.org)

Arkansas Economic Development Institute


2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204

The Arkansas Economic Development Institute provides research and strategies to state, community, and industry leaders to promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life in Arkansas. The AEDI provides a range of services, including community development and planning, economic research and data analysis, and geographic information services.

Arkansas Municipal League


301 W. 2nd St., North Little Rock, AR 72114

The Arkansas Municipal League is the official representative of Arkansas cities and towns before the state and federal governments.

The Arkansas Municipal League has a Local Government Portal that provides information on every county and municipality in Arkansas, including contact information, basic facts, elected officials, and online services.

Click here to access the portal: Local Government Portal (arkansas.gov)

Center for Community and Economic Development


The Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) provides training and technical assistance to communities around Arkansas to improve quality of life. 

CCED organizes the Community Development Institute (CDI) which trains over 150 community leaders across the mid-south region in community and economic development. 

A chamber of commerce is your local economic development partner, aimed at furthering the interests of businesses in its area. Reach out to your local chamber to see what opportunities and services they offer.

Full list of Arkansas chambers of commerce.

Heartland Forward


110 NW 2nd St., Bentonville, AR 72712

Heartland Forward is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “think and do tank” focused on improving economic performance in the center of the United States.

Main Street Arkansas


Main Street Arkansas is a historic preservation program under the Division of Arkansas Heritage that works to strengthen historic downtowns and Main Street districts in Arkansas.

Argenta Downtown Council


301 Main St #203, North Little Rock, AR 72114 Batesville


Main Street Batesville


296 E Main St, Batesville, AR 72501


Conway Downtown Partnership


900 Oak Street Conway, AR 72032


Downtown Little Rock Partnership


101 E Capitol Ave #106, Little Rock, AR 72201


Main Street Dumas

Main Street Dumas - Facebook

165 South Main Dumas, AR 71639 El Dorado


Main Street El Dorado


101 W Main St #410, El Dorado, AR 71730


Main Street Eureka Springs


2 Spring St # 1, Eureka Springs, AR 72632


64.6 Downtown


411 Garrison Ave Suite 109, Fort Smith, AR 72901


Downtown Jonesboro Alliance


407 Union Street Jonesboro, AR 72401


Main Street Osceola


108 W Hale Ave, Osceola, AR 72370


Main Street Ozark


300 W Commercial St, Ozark, AR 72949


Main Street Downtown Paragould


108 E Emerson St #4310, Paragould, AR 72450


Main Street Paris


301 W. Walnut Paris, AR 72855


Main Street Pine Bluff


110 North Pine Pine Bluff, AR 71601


Main Street Russellville


320 W C St, Russellville, AR 72801


Main Street Searcy


P.O. Box 1127 Searcy, AR 72145


Main Street Siloam Springs


311 S Mt Olive St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761


Main Street Texarkana


819 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, TX 75501


Main Street West Memphis


231 E Broadway Street, West Memphis, AR 72301

Northwest Arkansas Council


The Northwest Arkansas Council is a private nonprofit that works to advance job opportunities, talent recruitment, physical infrastructure, healthcare and quality of life in Northwest Arkansas.

Arkansas Planning and Development Districts

Arkansas Planning and Development Districts - Arkansas' Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (arkansaseconomicregions.org)

The eight Arkansas planning districts provide a range of services, including grant writing and administration, for economic development projects for the counties in their regions.


Angel Capital Association

Home | ACA (angelcapitalassociation.org)

The Angel Capital Association is a network of 14,000+ accredited angel investors. The ACA's website allows individuals to find angel investors and learn more about angel investing.


Ark Angel Alliance


Conway, AR

The Ark Angel Alliance supports investment of startup companies and supports angel investors through development opportunities.

Communities Unlimited


 3 E Colt Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72703


FORGE Community Loan Fund


 P.O. Box 1138 Huntsville, AR 72740


Kiva Little Rock Hub


(501) 444-2979


Kiva Northwest Arkansas Hub


1 E Center St #270, Fayetteville, AR 72701


For a full list of funding options, visit AEDC's Funding page.

Arkansas Capital Corporation


200 River Market Ave #400, Little Rock, AR 72201


Cadron Capital Partners


1 E Center St, Suite 270, Fayetteville, AR, 72701


Natural Capital


Little Rock, AR


NewRoad Capital Partners


110 SW A St. Suite 209, Bentonville, AR 72712


RZC Investments

RZC Investments

125 W. Central Ave. Suite 300, Bentonville, AR 72712


For a full list of venture capital opportunities, visit AEDC's Small Business Funding page.

Entrepreneur Hubs and Makerspaces



9812 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72205

Arkitchen is a kitchen incubator dedicated to small businesses. The rentable commercial facility has 5,000-square-feet of space and offers cold and dry storage, training, and more.

Arkansas Food Innovation Center

Home of Arkansas Food Innovation Center (uada.edu)

2650 N. Young Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72704

The Arkansas Food Innovation Center provides affordable services to launch food startups. AFIC offers a variety of services, facilities, and equipment to aid in the commercial production of shelf-stable products in jars and flexible products.

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub


The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub offers advance manufacturing equipment, screen printing, a carpentry shop, ceramics equipment, a metals shop, printmaking, electronics and prototyping, and computer equipment.

Arkansas Share Grounds

These facilities offer rentable commercial kitchen featuring ovens, stem kettles, food processors, and storage. The facilities are located in Marshall, McCrory, and Rison

Marshall: Share Grounds - Marshall in Marshall - The Kitchen Door

McCrory: Share Grounds - McCrory in Mc Crory - The Kitchen Door

Rison: Share Grounds -Rison in Rison - The Kitchen Door

A-State Innovate

A-State Innovate | Innovate the State (astateinnovate.com)

The Arkansas State University Innovation System has three sites: the Garage, the Lab, and the Shop. The Garage is a makerspace with 3D printers, virtual desktops, workspaces, and meeting rooms. The Lab features lab space, office space, and specialized equipment rooms, including a radio chemicals lab, an imaging lab, a flow cytometry lab, a genomics lab, a proteomics lab, and a greenhouse. The Shop is a manufacturing space for commercializing and manufacturing products, and it offers machining equipment, sheet metal equipment, welding and cutting equipment, and wood working equipment.

Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub

The Hub | Entrepreneurship and Innovation | University of Arkansas (uark.edu)

123 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701

The Brew Family Entrepreneurship Hub is an interdisciplinary collaboration venue, co-working space, and training center for new and early stage entrepreneurs in Northwest Arkansas.


Exchange - Explore - Downtown Bentonville Inc.

409 SW A Street, Bentonville, AR 72712

Exchange is a Northwest Arkansas venue provides free co-working space to select startups, mentorship with industry experts, and community events to foster collisions between entrepreneurs and enterprises.

Fayetteville Public Library Center for Innovation


401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701

The J.B. & Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation is a public space for specialized skill training, education, research, and technical exploration. The center features a fabrication and robotics lab, a virtual reality studio, a truck driving stimulator, a flight stimulator, a forklift stimulator, a Caterpillar stimulator, an audio studio, a video suite, a photography studio, a computer bay, an editing suite, and a Whisper podcast room.

The Generator

Welcome To The Generator Pine Bluff

435 S. Main St., Pine Bluff, AR 71601

The Generator houses a co-working space, a makerspace, and a digital space.



70 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72703

Likewise is a collaborative work space with private offices, co-working areas, creative studios, and lounge spots.

Little Rock Tech Park


The Little Rock Technology Park is an innovation center focused on enterprise, collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and commercialization of ideas between Arkansas’ entrepreneurs and the private, government, and academic sectors.

McMillon Innovation Studio


146 N. Harmon Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701

The McMIllon Innovation Studio is an innovation hub for students across the University of Arkansas campus.

National Park College Makerspace


Hot Springs

The NPC Makerspace is a publicly accessible workshop, equipped with tools, equipment, and resources for a variety of projects. The makerspace has 3D printers, a laser cutter, electronic workstations, woodworking equipment, an Oculus Rift VR set, a sewing machine, a serger/overlocker, a Cricut, and videography and photography equipment.

NWA Fab Lab


21 W. Mountain St., Suite 123, Fayetteville, AR 72701

The Northwest Arkansas Fab Lab provides access to computers, 3D printers, laser cutters, and educational programs.

Rock It! Lab


120 River Market Ave., Little Rock 72201

The Rock It! Lab is a learning and startup hub designed to promote entrepreneurship, particularly in under-resourced communities. Rock It! Lab offers a mentorship program and free business consultations.

Spring River Innovation Hub


7 East Cherokee Village Mall, Cherokee Village, AR 72529

Spring River Innovation Hub is a rural innovation facility featuring a co-working space, specialized professional development opportunities, networking events, business counseling, mentorships, and community programming.

The Studio Downtown


1100 Oak Street, Conway, AR 72034

The Studio Downtown is a shared office space in downtown Conway.

UCA Makerspace

UCA Makerspace — Art and Design

250 Donaghey Ave, Suite 130, Conway, AR 72034

The UCA Makerspace is a collaborative, interdisciplinary workspace with tools to prototype concepts, make new things, and take ideas to the next level. The free space offers 3D printers, laser cutters, a CNC machine, routers, and digital fabricator tools. It also offers maker trainings, holds classes, and provides access to expert mentors.

Entrepreneur and Small Business Support

Arkansas APEX Accelerator 


2301 S University Ave #110, Little Rock, AR 72204

The Arkansas APEX Accelerator helps Arkansas small businesses to obtain government contracts.

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub


204 E. 4th St., North Little Rock, AR 72114

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is a nonprofit organization that inspires innovation and expands opportunities for Arkansans. The Hub provides tools, resources, and training to entrepreneurs, students, and makers.

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Bentonville 


700 SE 5th St. Suite 130, Bentonville, AR 72712


Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Fayetteville 


240 N. Block Ave., Suite 100, Fayetteville, AR 72701


Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Fort Smith


70 S. 7th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901


Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Jonesboro


P.O. Box 2650, State University, AR 72467


Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Little Rock


2801 S. University Ave. Little Rock, AR 72204


Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Magnolia


100 East University, MSC 9192, Magnolia, AR 71753


Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Monticello


140 University Place, Monticello, AR 71656


Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center – Mountain Home


1600 S. College St., Mountain Home, AR 72653


Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center- Pine Bluff


615 S. Main St., Pine Bluff, AR 71601


Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Russellville


106 W. O St., Russellville, AR 72801


Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center – West Memphis


2000 W. Broadway Ave., West Memphis, AR 72301

Arkansas State University Innovation System

A-State Innovate | Innovate the State (astateinnovate.com)

The Arkansas State University Innovation System is an entrepreneur ecosystem providing support for startups, technology transfer, business resources, and partnerships with businesses and communities.

Communities Unlimited


3 East Colt Square Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72703

Communities Unlimited, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 1976 that connects people to solutions through human connections. Through ingenuity combined with cutting-edge technology and expertise, people are unwinding generations of inequity and disinvestment to build healthy businesses, healthy communities, healthy food systems, healthy bank accounts and healthy lives.



915 W. Oak Street #1004 Conway, AR 72032

The Conductor is a public-private partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie, that empowers entrepreneurs, innovators, and makers.

Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange (CACHE)


The Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange is an arts service organization that helps coordinate, connect, augment, export, and exchange Northwest Arkansas’ creative resources with the rest of the world.

CACHE offers resources for arts entrepreneurs, including business toolkits, information on grants and funding, and other business resources. Find these resources here: Arts Resource Desk - CACHE NWA (cachecreate.org)

Delta Circles


Delta Circles focuses on advancing economic equity, entrepreneurship, and community engagement in the Arkansas Delta.

EforAll NWA


Fayetteville, AR

EforAll is a nonprofit that aims to accelerate economic and social impact in communities around the United States through inclusive entrepreneurship.

Endeavor Heartland

Homepage - Endeavor U.S.

Endeavor Heartland selects, supports, and invests in entrepreneurs that are scaling their companies.

Innovate Arkansas


Innovate Arkansas helps Arkansas entrepreneurs scale technology ventures into viable commercial enterprises.

United States Patent and Trademark Office


The United States Patent and Trademark Office provides a wide range of resources for inventors and entrepreneurs on intellectual property, applying for patents and IP rights, and more.

Patent Pro Bono Program


Saint Louis University has an agreement with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to to assist under-resource inventors apply for patents. Through the Pro Bono Patent Program, solo inventors, nonprofit organizations and small businesses in Arkansas can receive assistance, including free patent attorney and/or patent agent time and entrepreneurial support, including commercialization guidance.

Remix Ideas


300 S. Spring St., Suite 604, Little Rock, AR 72201

Remix Ideas provides consulting to early-stage startups, offers a 12-week business academy, and runs an Equity in Action Group. Remix Ideas also partnered with the Central Arkansas Library System on the Rock It! Lab in Little Rock.


Little Rock | SCORE

2120 Riverfront Drive

Little Rock, AR 72202

SCORE is the largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the United States.


SCORE – Northwest Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas | SCORE

1200 W. Walnut Street, Suite 3411, Rogers, AR 72756

Arkansas Secretary of State's Office


The Arkansas Secretary of State's Office provides useful resources, information, and guidelines for Arkansans looking to start new businesses.

Startup Junkie


1 E Center St #270, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Startup Junkie works to build entrepreneurial ecosystems in Arkansas by providing no-cost, one-on-one consulting; events; workshops; and programs, as well as providing access to capital and talent.

Startup NWA


This website provides a range of resources for entrepreneurs, startups, and small business owners in Northwest Arkansas.

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service


The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research & Extension’s Cooperative Extension Service offers a range of services, including support for rural businesses in Arkansas, information on food entrepreneurship and how to start a food business, information on project funding, and leadership development.

University of Arkansas Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Entrepreneurship and Innovation | University of Arkansas (uark.edu)

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation creates and curates innovation and entrepreneurship experiences for University of Arkansas students across all disciplines. 

The Venture Center


417 Main Street Little Rock, AR 72201

The Venture Center is an entrepreneur support organization that helps startups become viable, high-growth businesses.

Venture Noire


Venture Noire focuses on bridging the income inequality gap and improving Black business health.

Export and International Resources

Arkansas District Export Council


The Arkansas District Export Council is a not-for-profit corporation that provides advice and counsel about foreign markets, effective and innovative market strategies, and conducts and participates in export education workshops and seminars throughout Arkansas.

International Trade Administration


The International Trade Administration provides businesses with the expertise needed to connect with trade opportunities around the globe.

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency connects the U.S. private sector to infrastructure projects in emerging markets.

World Trade Center Arkansas


World Trade Center Arkansas is dedicated to growing bilateral trade for the state of Arkansas by delivering world-class services, global connections, and export development programs to Arkansas businesses.

National Business Resources

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a nonprofit focused on entrepreneurship. The organization concentrates on fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems, entrepreneurial learning, and entrepreneur support organizations.

Minority Business Development Agency


The Minority Business Development Agency is a federal agency responsible for the growth of minority business enterprises in the United States.

U.S. Department of Agriculture | Rural Development


The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Business Programs provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and growth.


Learn more about the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program.

U.S. Department of Commerce


The U.S. Department of Commerce is the federal department charged with promoting job creation and economic growth. The department provides businesses with tools, such as the Decennial Census, the National Weather Service, and the Foreign Commercial Service.

See a full list of U.S. Commerce bureaus and offices: Bureaus and offices | U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. General Services Administration


The U.S. General Services Administration oversees the construction, management, and preservation of government buildings, as well as leasing and managing commercial real estate. The GSA offers a range of business resources and information on doing business with the agency and contracting.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is responsible for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.

U.S. Small Business Administration



Arkansas District Office – Little Rock

2120 Riverfront Drive, Suite 250, Little Rock, AR



Arkansas District Office – Northwest Arkansas

35 East Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR

Specialty Startup Resources


Arkansas Research Alliance


1501 Main St., Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72202

The Arkansas Research Alliance is a public-private partnership that invests in research to stimulate innovation and foster collaboration between industry, government, and academic partners.




 401 S Cedar St, Little Rock, AR 72205

Bioventures promotes the biomedical technology industry in Arkansas and facilitates technology transfer and the development of startups based on technology developed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Science Venture Studio


The Science Venture Studio assists Arkansas science and technology startups apply for non-dilutive federal funding.


The State of Arkansas rewards companies that employ apprentices by offering employer tax credits. Companies with USDOL Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs are eligible for a tax credit of up to $2,000 per apprentice up to a maximum amount of $10,000 per year, or 10% of the wages earned in a taxable year.

Learn more about the Apprenticeship Tax Credit Process

Arkansas Center for Data Sciences


The Arkansas Center for Data Sciences is a nonprofit focused on growing the talent pipeline for Arkansas’ information technology industry.

Arkansas Coding Academy


The Arkansas Coding Academy provides information technology training to individuals looking to learn new technical skills.

AR Tech Jobs


This website allows employers to advertise for technology jobs in Arkansas and allows job seekers to search and apply for positions.

Careers NWA


This website allows individuals to search for jobs by title, category, and employer. It provides resources for students, educators, and employers related to jobs in Northwest Arkansas.