Aug 24, 2020

NWA Startup Week Tickets Now Available

Tickets can be purchased for individual days or the entire week

The first-ever NWA Startup Week will be held September 14-18, featuring five nights of virtual, televised events and local food and drink pairings that highlight startups, small businesses, restaurants and breweries throughout the region. Tickets for each night of events, as well as an all-inclusive week pass, are now available to purchase. 

Tickets for individual nights are $20. Tickets for the entire week are $75. 

Each night, local startups will be showcased on Fayetteville Public Television (FPTV) and YouTube in short video clips in which founders and their teams will tell the story of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in Northwest Arkansas. These showcased clips will be followed by special programming and accompanied by local food and drink offerings for ticket holders that vary each night of the week-long event.

Televised programming with begin each night at approximately 6:30 p.m., and will run to approximately 8 p.m. A detailed television programming schedule will be released at a later date. 

The Startup Week ticket offerings includes:



Startup Junkie Foundation is partnering with local restaurants to host small and socially-distanced watch parties for Monday night’s programming. The Monday ticket price of $20 will include a $20 gift certificate to participating restaurants. Participating restaurants include Cheers at the OPOPlomo Quesadilla Bar and Tula

You can purchase a ticket for a Monday night watch party here.



Startup Junkie Foundation is partnering with local breweries to host watch parties for Tuesday night’s programming. As with Monday night’s restaurants, anyone who purchases a $20 ticket to attend a Tuesday night watch party will receive a $20 gift card to the participating brewery of their choosing. Participating breweries include Bike Rack Brewing Company(Springdale location), Natural State Beer CompanyNew Province Brewing Company and Saddlebock Brewery

You can purchase a ticket for a Tuesday night watch party here



It’s Wine Wednesday! Ticket holders will receive an expertly paired wine and cheese kit from Sweet Freedom Cheese with fresh bread from the Rockin’ Baker Academy. Pairings must be picked up from Fayetteville (Rockin’ Baker Academy) and Bentonville (Sweet Freedom) locations on the day of the event (time and location confirmed at time of ticket purchase). Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 9 in order to have orders ready by Wednesday. Must be 21+ to purchase ticket. Ticket options include Chenin Blanc white wine and a Lubanzi Red Blend. 

You can purchase a ticket for Wednesday’s wine, cheese and bread pairings here



For Thursday’s event, Startup Junkie Foundation is partnering with local breweries to deliver beer and cider to the homes of every ticket holder within their established delivery region. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to choose from a list* of beers and ciders made available for delivery by participating breweries/cideries. Ticket holders will also receive Startup Week swag with their beer delivery, including a shirt and themed face mask. Shirts will be distributed in the order tickets are purchased and are available as supplies and sizes last.

Participating breweries/cideries include Black Apple Hard CiderFossil Cove Brewing CompanyNew Province Brewing Company and Saddlebock Brewery.** You must be 21+ to purchase. Ticket holders must be present and show ID when beer/cider is delivered. 

You can purchase a ticket for Thursday beer/cider delivery here



Startup Week will conclude with a socially distanced outdoor concert at George’s Majestic Lounge. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to live music while enjoying Fayetteville’s newly established Outdoor Refreshment Area outside of one of the city’s longest running businesses, George’s. This event will begin at approximately 8 p.m. A ticket is required to attend, and space will be limited. 

The Friday night concert is sponsored by George’s Majestic Lounge. Northwest Arkansas-based band Goose will perform the Friday night show. Tickets for the Friday concert are available to purchase here


Those interested in participating in each night of events for Startup Week can purchase an all-inclusive Week Pass. A Week Pass ticket holder will have access to each day’s events, food and drinks. You must be 21+ to purchase a Week Pass, as it includes alcoholic beverage delivery. 

A Week Pass can be purchased here.  

Tickets are not required to view any of the weekly programming from home. Nightly programming will be available on Fayetteville Public Television, YouTube, and Facebook throughout the week. 


*Beer/Cider Options

• Black Apple Hard Cider (4-packs): Lemongrass Mint, Melon, Semi-Sweet, Hibiscus

• Fossil Cove Brewing Co. (6-packs): Birch Ave Blonde, Paleo Ale, La Brea Brown, IPA #3, Session IPA

• New Province Brewing Co. (6-packs): Fallen Queen, Philosopher King IPA, Commoner Amber Cream Ale, Space Suit Session Ale

• Saddlebock Brewery (6-pack glass bottles): Light of the Ozarks, Bock, Session IPA, Chocolate Stout, Heffeweissen, Dirty Blonde


**Brewery/Cidery delivery regions and estimated delivery times:

• Black Apple Hard Cider: Washington and Benton counties; 4 – 10 p.m. 

• Fossil Cove Brewing Co.: Fayetteville and Johnson; 12 – 4 p.m. 

• New Province Brewing Co.: Fayetteville and Springdale, 3 – 7 p.m.; Benton County, 6 – 8 p.m. 

• Saddlebock Brewery: Fayetteville, Johnson, Sonora, Springdale, Lowell, West Rogers, Bentonville, Centerton