A Local Small Business Acceleration Program

Spark growth through mentorship and access to resources.

Venture Center Entrepreneur Support Programs

Welcome to Spark!

Spark! is a small business pre-accelerator by The Venture Center, Little Rock Regional Chamber, Arvest Bank and ASBTDC that puts the right people, opportunities, and access in place for local entrepreneurs in Arkansas to grow their venture to the next level.  

Spark! empowers entrepreneurs through mentorship, group sessions, expert-led workshops, pitch refinement, and an opportunity to win thousands of dollars in a pitch contest.

Program Details:
Interested? Spark! Participants must fulfill the following criteria:

Apply by September 21 and we’ll get in touch!


Schedule of Events

10 Weeks + mentorship + community + connections

Week 1

Welcome and Onboarding

Week 2

Intro to Mentorship & Storytelling Workshop

Week 3

Intro to Pitching

Week 4

Sales Deep Dive assessment & pitch script review

Week 5

Marketing Deep Dive assessment & pitch deck review

Week 6

Sales/Marketing strategy review from deep dives

Week 7

Global Entrepreneurship Week & Pitch Competition

Week 8

TBD based on cohort needs

Week 9

Review Sales, Marketing/engagement strategies

Week 10

Debrief & Wrap Up!

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors!

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Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors!

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