Oct 14, 2020

Startup Culture in the Classroom Goes Virtual and Statewide for Entrepreneurship Month

Startup Junkie Foundation is teaming up with the University of Arkansas’ Bessie Moore Center for Economic EducationJunior Achievement of Arkansas and Economics Arkansas to host a series of virtual, statewide “Startup Culture in the Classroom” events.  

The first-ever statewide, virtual session invites Arkansas teachers to hear and learn from some of the state’s most innovative and exciting entrepreneurs with the goal of inspiring them to inspire their students to be the next generation of Arkansas startup founders. 

This is a four-part program that will introduce Arkansas teachers to some of the state’s most interesting and innovative founders. Beginning on November 10, we will learn about entrepreneurs who built businesses inspired by Arkansas – Natural State Founders. We’ll hear stories from founders who have built businesses dedicated to natural beauty of the Arkansas outdoors, businesses that serve cyclists and adventurers, and some that simply highlight what all the state has to offer. 

This session will feature recorded conversations with several Arkansas entrepreneurs, and a few of those founders will be in attendance to take your questions, discuss their journeys in more detail, and help you spark curiosity in your students when it comes to entrepreneurship. Videos and sessions will be available for you to share with your students. The session will conclude with some trivia for participants!

Sessions are from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and will be conducted over Zoom. You must register to receive a Zoom link and password.  

These are provided by Startup JunkieBessie B. Moore Center for Economic EducationEconomics Arkansas, and Junior Achievement. Entrepreneurial activities will be provided along with a book on entrepreneurship. Inspire the next level of entrepreneurial thinkers.

Click here to register for this event.

 On Nov. 17, we’ll hear stories from entrepreneurs who were inspired to build companies to address needs and solve problems most important to them. Startup features include a bakery that trains those with intellectual disabilities critical job skills, a former corporate employee who’s helping teams communicate through improv, a European-trained chef who decided to bring her skills back home, a serial entrepreneur who’s using his network to help underserved small businesses, and more.

The second session in this series will be a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship across 170 countries! 

Click here to register for the second session.

Spring 2021 Sessions – The next two sessions in our virtual Startup Culture in the Classroom series will take place in Spring 2021. The first will highlight our community’s incredible entrepreneurs of color, and the second will highlight entrepreneurs who are shaking up their respective industries will new spins on existing products and services.