Feb 21, 2022

Startup Crawl Returns to Downtown Fayetteville on April 8

Mark your calendar: The Northwest Arkansas Startup Crawl will return to downtown Fayetteville, live and in-person, April 8. The fourth iteration of the festival honoring the region’s budding entrepreneurial community will once again bring together startups, live music, and locally brewed beer after a two-year hiatus. 

“After a couple of COVID-19 cancelations, we are so excited to bring this event back and bring together some of Northwest Arkansas’ most innovative startups to one, central location where the community can learn from and engage with founders during Arkansas’ biggest startup party,” said Caleb Talley, Startup Junkie executive director.  

The festivities kick off on the downtown Fayetteville square, where several crawl stops will be located. Each stop will be paired with a local brewery. The crawl will lead attendees to the Pryor Center at 1 East Center Street, where dozens of Arkansas-based startups will be set up to meet and greet with all those in attendance. 

Click here to see highlights from the 2019 event.


In addition to the opportunity to meet with some of the region’s most exciting startup founders, attendees will be able to enjoy live musical performances and multiple beer garden locations. 

“We wouldn’t be able to carry out such an awesome event if it weren’t for the support of our financial sponsors, program collaborators, and the founders willing to take the time to showcase their hard work,” said Talley. “As we work to nail down details for this year’s event, we are continuing to look for anyone interested in sponsoring this event, participating as a vendor, or exhibiting as a startup.”  

This year’s media sponsor is NWA Daily, a fast-growing daily email newsletter founded and led by Northwest Arkansas natives. Cox Communications serves as a marquee sponsor of the event. Additional sponsors include beer garden sponsors WLJ Tech Law, Teslar and First National Bank of NWA; cup sponsor SupplyPike; stage sponsor Cox; water sponsor First Security Bank; and beer stop sponsors Signature Bank, WeWork Labs, Encore Bank, AcreTrader, and Science Venture Studio. 

Additional information regarding stops, startups, music and more will be released in the coming days and weeks. Anyone interested in sponsoring, serving as a stop on the crawl or featuring a startup at the Startup Crawl mega-location, email caleb@startupjunkie.org or grace@startupjunkie.org