Press Release: The Venture Center and Little Rock Regional Chamber Announce “Origin” 

Posted on February 11, 2020
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The Venture Center and Little Rock Regional Chamber Announce “Origin” 

Have an idea? Start here. 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. February 11, 2020 – The Venture Center and Little Rock Regional Chamber today announced a new program aimed at supporting local people with creating potential new businesses. Built on their ongoing business programming partnership, Origin is now a starting point for entrepreneurs at all levels seeking guidance with ideas. 

During Origin idea sessions, our team will assist potential founders by providing information about local resources, developing pitch skills, and encouraging mentorship and networking while navigating the world of entrepreneurship.

“Entrepreneurship and ideas start here at The Venture Center, and we saw an opportunity to work with our incredible community partner to provide guidance to people when they need it the most – during the idea stage,” said Wayne Miller, Executive Director of The Venture Center. “Knowing there are resources available to help and how to access them is half the battle of starting a business. We’re excited to help entrepreneurs taking the first steps towards realizing their dreams.”

“When the Chamber helped start The Venture Center just 6 years ago, our goal was to create a team of professionals capable of teaching, mentoring and leading people with ideas through the often exhaustive entrepreneurial process,” said Jay Chesshir, President and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber.  “Origin is a program designed to help talented people utilize their really good ideas to create successful and sustainable companies.”

To sign up for an Origin idea session, visit

About The Venture Center

The Venture Center is a globally recognized Arkansas based Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO) that helps entrepreneurs turn their start-ups into viable, high-growth businesses. By leveraging the expertise of a world-class team of mentors, intensive programming and introductions to the investor community, The Venture Center serves as an engine for economic growth in Arkansas and beyond. 

About The Little Rock Regional Chamber 

The Little Rock Regional Chamber is the principal business-driven leadership organization responsible for fostering the economic growth and development of the Little Rock region to ensure that business and industry may operate profitably and enhance the earning opportunities and quality of life for every citizen.