Discover The Venture Center Difference

So you have the next big idea. What is the first step to turn your idea into reality? Whether you’re an entrepreneur, business professional, investor or just a startup enthusiast, The Venture Center is the place for you.

As the leading startup incubator in Central Arkansas, discover how The Venture Center can connect you to the mentorship and resources that can help you turn your idea into a viable, scalable business. It is just what we do.

The Venture Center is the place where innovators, business leaders and community influencers connect.

It happens all the time here. The perfect connection at the perfect time. We call them “magic moments.”

It’s the moment when you find the perfect developer for the app idea you have been thinking about for years. Or the moment when a mentor offers that perfect piece of advice that instantly makes all the difference in your business.

Whether it's the Catalyst Mixer or a weekend program like our popular JOLT Hackathon or 2 Days to Startup, Venture Center members have a front row seat to all the action in the creative startup community that is changing the face of Central Arkansas.

Whether you’re a serial entrepreneur, a potential startup founder with an idea, or an innovative business professional, the Venture Center is where it happens.


Membership Benefits

Access to the premier startup mentor network in Arkansas.  As a member, you have access to the top business leaders and innovators in the State.

Our mentors have recognized, specific domain or operational expertise, and have been vetted, trained and completed a detailed orientation.

They have raised money, built teams and scaled companies. They have been there and stand poised to help you take your business to the next level.

Gain access to great networking opportunities. Members benefit from our monthly Lift the Rock program and other networking opportunities throughout the year.

Receive premium professional and technical development programming. Members enjoy programs like Code•It, our technical speaker series; Build•It, our founders fireside chat series; and the Pre-Accelerator, our premium 12-week startup bootcamp.

Utilize Venture Center space and technology. Venture Center members have access to the common area, co-working spaces at the Venture Center. It's like having workspace downtown without packing into a crowded cafe--and we even provide the coffee! 

While in the space, members access the web via state-of-the-art, members-only 1Gbps HyperLeap internet provided by local ISP, Broadband Development Group. At the Venture Center, fast is our slowest speed—literally.

Discounts to special events
Members receive discounted rates for programs like our popular JOLT Hackathon, 2 Days to Startup and other special programs throughout the year. 

Members get all this value for less than $.50/day! Where other organizations provide a networking lunch once a week or once a month, The Venture Center provides real connections, great space and technology and access to unparalleled mentorship for an annual membership of only $150 (student and veteran discounts are available).