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Accelerators and Incubators

10X Growth Accelerator

www.arconductor.org/10x

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

https://catalystinnovation.org

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

www.eforall.org/business-accelerator

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

www.venturecenter.co/accelerators/fis-fintech/

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

www.fuelaccelerator.com

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

https://artp.uark.edu/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.

Gentrepreneurship

www.goforwardpinebluff.org/the-generator

The Generator

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

Gentrepreneurship: Creating a Business Program is a 13-week beginning entrepreneurship accelerator. The program is targeted toward individuals considering starting a business and those who have already started a business but looking for a fuller understanding of running a business in Pine Bluff and Southeast Arkansas.

HealthTech Arkansas

www.healthtecharkansas.com

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.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator

www.venturecenter.co/accelerators/icba-thinktech/

The Venture Center

417 Main Street Little Rock, AR 72201

The ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator is a community bank-focused fintech accelerator. The program provides mentorship for fintech companies and access to the Independent Community Bankers of America executive network and community bank leaders.

I-Fund

https://www.ifundatwinrock.com

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

www.venturenoire.org/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

https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/arkansas/

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

Spark!

www.venturecenter.co/entrepreneurs/programs/spark

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

https://www.venturecenter.co/entrepreneurs/mentorships/vcwomanachieve/

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

https://womensfoundationarkansas.org

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

Community Development Resources

Arkansas Association of Counties

www.arcounties.org

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

www.youraedi.com

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

www.arml.org

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

www.uca.edu/cced

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

www.heartlandforward.org

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

https://www.arkansasheritage.com/arkansas-preservation/programs/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

https://www.argentaartsdistrict.org

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

 

Main Street Batesville

https://www.mainstreetbatesville.org

296 E Main St, Batesville, AR 72501

 

Conway Downtown Partnership

https://conwayarkansas.org/pages/downtown-conway

900 Oak Street Conway, AR 72032

 

Downtown Little Rock Partnership

https://www.downtownlr.com

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

 

Main Street Dumas

http://www.dumasmainstreet.org

165 South Main Dumas, AR 71639 El Dorado

 

Main Street El Dorado

https://www.mainstreeteldorado.org

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

 

Main Street Eureka Springs

https://www.mainstreeteurekasprings.org

2 Spring St # 1, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

 

64.6 Downtown

https://www.646downtown.com

411 Garrison Ave Suite 109, Fort Smith, AR 72901

 

Downtown Jonesboro Alliance

https://www.jonesboro.org/294/Downtown-Jonesboro

407 Union Street Jonesboro, AR 72401

 

Main Street Osceola

https://www.osceolachamber.com

108 W Hale Ave, Osceola, AR 72370

 

Main Street Ozark

https://mainstreetozark.com

300 W Commercial St, Ozark, AR 72949

 

Main Street Downtown Paragould

https://www.downtownparagould.com

108 E Emerson St #4310, Paragould, AR 72450

 

Main Street Paris

https://www.parisarkansas.com/main-street-info

301 W. Walnut Paris, AR 72855

 

Main Street Pine Bluff

https://pinebluff-downtowndevelopment.com

110 North Pine Pine Bluff, AR 71601

 

Main Street Russellville

https://www.mainstreetrussellville.com

320 W C St, Russellville, AR 72801

 

Main Street Searcy

https://searcy.com/mainstreet

P.O. Box 1127 Searcy, AR 72145

 

Main Street Siloam Springs

https://mainstreetsiloam.org

311 S Mt Olive St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761

 

Main Street Texarkana

https://www.mainstreettexarkana.org

819 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, TX 75501

 

Main Street West Memphis

http://www.westmemphisutilities.com/190/Main-Street

231 E Broadway Street, West Memphis, AR 72301

Northwest Arkansas Council

www.nwacouncil.org

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.

Funding

Angel Capital Association

www.angelcapitalassociation.com

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

https://arkangelalliance.org

Conway, AR

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

Communities Unlimited

https://communitiesu.org

 3 E Colt Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72703

 

FORGE Community Loan Fund

https://www.forgefund.org

 P.O. Box 1138 Huntsville, AR 72740

 

Kiva Northwest Arkansas Hub

https://www.kiva-nwa.org

1 E Center St #270, Fayetteville, AR 72701

 

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

Arkansas Capital Corporation

 https://arcapital.com

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

 

Cadron Capital Partners

https://www.cadroncapital.com

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

 

Natural Capital

https://www.naturalcapitalfirm.com

Little Rock, AR

 

NewRoad Capital Partners

https://newroadcp.com

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

 

RZC Investments

https://runwaynwa.com/new-ventures-and-investments

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

 

Tusk Private Investment

https://www.tuskinvestment.com

Bentonville, AR

 

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

Entrepreneur Hubs and Makerspaces

Arkitchen

www.arkitchenlr.com

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 and Innovation Center

www.afic.uada.edu

2650 N. Young Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72704

The Arkansas Food and 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

www.arhub.org

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

www.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

www.entrepreneurship.uark.edu/places/the-hub.php

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

www.exchangebentonville.com

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

www.faylib.org

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

www.goforwardpinebluff.org/the-generator

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

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

Likewise

www.likewise.community

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

www.lrtpa.com

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

www.mcmillonstudio.uark.edu

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

www.np.edu/academics/it-center-excellence/makerspace.aspx

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

www.nwafablab.com

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

www.cals.org/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

www.innovatespringriver.org

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

www.thestudiodowntown.com

1100 Oak Street, Conway, AR 72034

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

UCA Makerspace

www.arconductor.org/makerspace

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.

WeWork Labs

www.weworkslabnwa.splashthat.com

125 W. Central Ave., Suite 200, Bentonville, AR 72712

WeWorks Labs is WeWork’s global digital platform connecting and supporting early-stage startups and small businesses.

Entrepreneur and Small Business Support

Arkansas Procurement and Technical Assistance Center

http://www.uaex.uada.edu/ptac

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

The Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center helps Arkansas small businesses to obtain government contracts.

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

www.arhub.org

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 - Arkadelphia 

http://asbtdc.org/arkadelphia

P.O. Box 7624, Arkadelphia, AR 71999

 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Bentonville 

http://asbtdc.org/fayetteville

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

 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Fayetteville 

http://asbtdc.org/fayetteville

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

 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Fort Smith

www.asbtdc.org/fort-smith

5210 Grand Avenue, Flanders 207, Fort Smith, AR 72913

 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Hot Springs

http://asbtdc.org/hot-springs

P.O. Box 7624, Arkadelphia, AR 71999

 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Jonesboro

http://asbtdc.org/jonesboro

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

 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Little Rock

http://asbtdc.org/little-rock-lead-center

2801 S. University Ave. Little Rock, AR 72204

 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Magnolia

http://asbtdc.org/magnolia

100 East University, MSC 9192, Magnolia, AR 71753

 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Monticello

http://asbtdc.org/monticello

140 University Place, Monticello, AR 71656

 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center – Mountain Home

www.asbtdc.org/mountain-home

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

 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Russellville

http://asbtdc.org/russellville

106 W. O St., Russellville AR 72801

 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center – West Memphis

www.asbtdc.org/west-memphis

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

Arkansas State University Innovation System

www.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.

Conductor

https://www.arconductor.org

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.

Delta Circles

www.delta-circles.org

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

EforAll NWA

https://eforall.org

Fayetteville, AR

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

Endeavor NWA

www.endeavornwa.org

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

The Generator

www.goforwardpinebluff.org/the-generator

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

The Generator is an innovation hub powered by Go Forward Pine Bluff, which features a co-working space, a makerspace, and a digital space.

Innovate Arkansas

http://www.innovatearkansas.org/

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

Remix Ideas

http://remixideas.com

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.

SCORE

https://littlerock.score.org

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

Startup Junkie

https://www.startupjunkie.org

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.

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

www.uaex.uada.edu/business-communities/default.aspx

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

www.entrepreneurship.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

https://www.venturecenter.co

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

www.venturenoire.org

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

Export and International Resources

Arkansas District Export Council

www.exportarkansas.org

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

www.trade.gov/arkansas-little-rock

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

www.ustda.gov

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

World Trade Center Arkansas

www.arwtc.org

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

www.kauffman.org

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

www.mbda.gov

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

www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-programs

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

www.commerce.gov

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

www.gsa.gov/small-business/small-business-resources

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

www.uspto.gov

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

U.S. Small Business Administration

www.sba.gov

 

Arkansas District Office – Little Rock

2120 Riverfront Drive, Suite 250, Little Rock, AR

501-324-7379

 

Arkansas District Office – Northwest Arkansas

35 East Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR

Specialty Startup Resources

Arkansas Research Alliance

https://aralliance.org/

1125 Oak Street, Suite 301, Conway, AR 72032

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.

BioVentures

https://bioventures.uams.edu

 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

www.scienceventurestudio.org

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

Talent

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

https://www.acds.co/

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

Arkansas Coding Academy

www.uca.edu/arcoding

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

AR Tech Jobs

https://artechjobs.com/

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