When/Where: Twelve weekly seminars that begin in January or September. Classes are held Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. at The Venture Center, located inside the Little Rock Technology Park at 417 Main Street in downtown Little Rock.

Commitment: The Pre-Accelerator weekly seminar lasts from 5:30-8:30 p.m. In addition, there are deliverables which will help you prepare effectively for launching and scaling your business. You may also take advantage of weekly mentorship sessions and supplementary training. Like anything, what you get out of it will be largely dependent on what you put in to it. The Pre-Accelerator is specifically designed to allow you to continue your job and validate your idea, market and product in a way that is strategic and effective.

Opportunity: The Venture Center's Pre-Accelerator is the first step to prepare you for seeking investment.  Although we do not guarantee investment, several member businesses of The Venture Center have secured investment following our proven method and under the guidance of our Mentor program.

Unlike many incubators or accelerators, The Venture Center does NOT take equity in any of the Pre-Accelerator companies.

Process: After you complete the application, you'll be prompted to schedule an interview. Once selections have been made, you will be notified by email.