Spark! Spotlight | Colby Butler
Nine local entrepreneurs have been selected to participate in the second annual Spark! — a local small-business pre-accelerator program developed by the Venture Center and the Little Rock Regional Chamber to provide opportunities, exposure and company growth for local entrepreneurs.
Through mentorship, group sessions, expert-led workshops, feedback on pitches and the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in a pitch contest, Spark! helps entrepreneurs refine the tools they have and acquire the ones they need.
In this Spark! Spotlight series, we’re introducing you to the entrepreneurs in the second cohort and to their small businesses. Meet Colby Butler, founder of House of Colby.
House of Colby aims to rebrand high fashion in the South while exerting an influence on worldwide fashion. Colby C. Butler launched the company in 2015 as a way of providing an exclusive, tailor-made experience for customers. According to Butler, House of Colby offers something rare in fashion: products that are unique and high-quality while still affordable.
In the short term, Butler looks to create a ready-to-wear line of clothing that can be mass produced, but his long-term ambition is to turn his Little Rock company into a global fashion brand.
Read the full article introducing this year’s Spark! class from Arkansas Money & Politics: SPARKING INNOVATION: 2020 SPARK! CLASS FROM VENTURE CENTER GOES VIRTUAL.
We hope you enjoy getting to know each of our entrepreneurs and encourage you to register for the GEW Pitch Competition, which takes place Nov. 17, to see their pitches!