Ago 1, 2022

Startup Junkie and The Venture Center to Host Techstars Startup Weekend for NWA Entrepreneurs

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – August 1, 2022 – Startup Junkie y The Venture Center have teamed up to host Techstars Startup Weekend in Northwest Arkansas. 

The event will be held from 6:30 pm, August 26 to 8:00 pm, August 28 at the Pryor Center in Fayetteville. Participants will be guided by expert mentors and facilitators, meet fellow innovators, pitch their ideas, and form teams in the Outdoor Recreation, Web3, or General fields. Participants will learn, practice, and apply cutting-edge methodology and presentation skills, and on the final day will present their pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to win $5,000 and ultimately make their idea into a reality. 

Anyone passionate about innovation is welcome to attend. Registration is $35 for the Outdoor Recreation, Web3, and General fields, and $20 for students or those with experience in development or design. More information can be found at the Startup Weekend Northwest Arkansas website

“I’ve been a part of dozens of Startup Weekends and seen some significant successes. Billion dollar companies like Zapier and EquipmentShare won Startup Weekends before they gained enough traction to raise money from top investors worldwide,” says Jordan Carlisle, Director of Digital Health & Innovation at the Whole Health Institute. Carlisle will be the facilitator for the event. 

The startup scene in Northwest Arkansas is booming, and Startup Weekend Northwest Arkansas will give real experience to anyone curious about what it’s like to go through that process – even if they don’t have a business idea yet. The goal of the weekend is for participants of every background, skill, and experience level to come together, learn, network, build a great product, increase potential, and see actual results. 

“Startup Weekend is for entrepreneurs, engineers, and creatives at any stage of their life who want to experience the most crucial thing about startups – building fast and learning even faster,” says Carlisle. 

To learn more, view the schedule, or register, visit the Startup Weekend Northwest Arkansas Website


About Techstars Startup Weekend

Learn how to think, work and build like a startup. In 54 thrilling hours. Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster — and, maybe even start that business. 

About Techstars

The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas — entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 3,100 companies with a combined market cap of more than $140B.

About Startup Junkie

Startup Junkie is a team of passionate people working every day to help entrepreneurs win and communities thrive. We exist to educate, inspire, and support entrepreneurs and innovators through no-cost, one-on-one consulting; events, workshops, and programs; and access to capital and talent.

About The Venture Center

The Venture Center is an entrepreneur support organization that helps startups become viable, high-growth businesses. By leveraging the expertise of a world-class team of mentors, intensive programming, and introductions to the investor community, The VC serves as an engine for economic growth in Central Arkansas and beyond.