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Jolt Cyber Challenge

Lots of Teams, 3 Days, 1 JOLT Cyber Challenge!

Built by a team of cyber Game Makers, test your skills with Jeopardy-style challenges on web vulnerabilities, reverse engineering, encoding, and more. Learn how to connect your game-winning skills to real-world tools and techniques, and hang out with others in the JOLT Community!

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Veteran-Owned Small Business Accelerator

A Venture Center Program Powered By The SBA

The Venture Center is proud to introduce a pioneering program in partnership with the Arkansas Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish a Veteran-Owned Small Business Accelerator. This initiative is aimed at providing significant support to veteran entrepreneurs as they strive for business success and growth.

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FIS Fintech Accelerator

2023 FIS Fintech Accelerator

FIS is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. FIS empowers the financial world with payment processing and banking solutions, including software, services and technology outsourcing. If you want to partner with or sell to financial institutions, the FIS Fintech Accelerator can get you there faster than you ever thought possible.

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Take the Leap Into the Startup Journey

The Venture Center is the place where the technology and entrepreneurial communities come together to learn and connect, empowering each other to take the leap into the start-up journey. Get involved today! Sign up for our next education and networking events.

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VCWoman Achieve

VCWoman Achieve is a statewide mentorship program bringing Arkansas’s women entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop life-changing relationships to drive professional growth.

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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.

The Venture Center is the home of the award-winning FIS Fintech Accelerator. Get involved with us! Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all the happenings.

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