Lift the Rock

Gather Resources and Find Inspiration

Lift the Rock connects local economic development resources to entrepreneurs.

Lift the Rock connects local economic development resources to entrepreneurs and inspires business professionals by sharing the stories of Arkansas entrepreneurs and small business owners – all over lunch! Whether you are an entrepreneur, business leader, investor, or just an interested community member, come connect and learn from our featured speakers about topics important to you.

Are you interested in sharing your story and being a part of someone else’s success story? We’d love to have you!

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The Venture Center proudly presents #VCLiftTheRock with Dr. Lillian West of Bear Fruit Direct Primary Care and Eddie Mraz of Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC).

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