"He's in town."
Any time you hear this phrase in Little Rock, you inevitably know who the "he" refers to. Former President Bill Clinton.
Such was the case this past weekend where Clinton keynoted the commencement of the 10th graduating class of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.
Moments before taking the stage, Clinton met privately with the startup founders of the VC FinTech Accelerator which kicked off Monday, May 16th in Little Rock.
Founders from cities across the US and at least two foreign countries met with the former President for a few minutes before the commencement exercises began. President Clinton thanked the cohort for coming to Little Rock and told the group how happy he was to have the program happening in Little Rock.
"What you're doing is so important," Clinton told the cohort. "Finding ways to democratize access to capital across the globe is vital."
Clinton then graciously posed for pictures with the VC FinTech cohort.
The Venture Center thanks the Clinton Foundation and President Clinton for making our cohort's first weekend in Little Rock such a memorable one.