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The Spark! Within A Small Business

The Spark! Within A Small Business

On October 2, 2018, after ten years of running my company Little Rock Fashion Week, LLC (LRFW) – a local fashion, events and talent management firm that owns fashion weeks in Little Rock, Baton Rouge and Plano (TX) – I started a new phase of my career as Director of Small Business and Inclusion at the Little Rock Regional Chamber. Read More

Posted on: October 15, 2019
Cybersecurity Volunteers, Students, and Professionals Conquer The Venture Center’s 2019 JOLT Cyber Challenge

Cybersecurity Volunteers, Students, and Professionals Conquer The Venture Center’s 2019 JOLT Cyber Challenge

The Venture Center's 2019 JOLT Cyber Challenge concluded on Sunday for nearly 150 participants from across the region. This year's top prize went to the University of Arkansas student team, "That Team Over There," who earned the most points during the weekend-long cyber event.  Read More

Posted on: October 15, 2019
SPARK! Founder Feature with Abby Sims

SPARK! Founder Feature with Abby Sims

Tell us the story behind your company? Idestini helps companies build impressive solutions and software products that enable their businesses to be more profitable, accurate,… Read More

Posted on: October 9, 2019
SEEC-ing greater possibilities for Arkansas

SEEC-ing greater possibilities for Arkansas

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College was honored to host the annual Women in STEM workshop on Sept 27, a day-long event with the goal of increasing engagement and educational attainment levels of minority women in the STEM disciplines. During lunch that day, STEM attendees were the first to learn about a new program - the Student Entrepreneur Education Collective, or SEEC. Read More

Posted on: October 7, 2019
A Day in the Life: Accelerator Mentors

A Day in the Life: Accelerator Mentors

A great mentor is someone who can listen to a mentee and help determine where they or their company is weak. Great mentors ask questions and assign outside work to get the mentee to "discover" the answer to their needs. There is a lot more buy-in to a discovered solution than just being told an answer. Occasionally, a mentor has to advise a mentee to look into a noticed problem. Read More

Posted on: October 3, 2019
JOLT Cyber Challenge and Little Rock Tech Fest to Pack a Punch During Tech Week

JOLT Cyber Challenge and Little Rock Tech Fest to Pack a Punch During Tech Week

It’s TechTober in Arkansas which means there are so many ways to celebrate entrepreneurship and technology right here in Arkansas. The entire month is packed with fun events across the state, but here in Little Rock, The Venture Center team is gearing up for an epic cyber battle at the 2019 JOLT Cyber Challenge. Read More

Posted on: October 1, 2019