Spark Co-Hort Alumni

Meet our past Spark Cohorts who are growing their businesses.

Spark! Spring 2023

Keytia Long

Owner of XTreme Janitorial & Cleaning Services

Tiara Howlett

Owner of Zoe's Lemonade Stand

Tim Turner

Owner of Kingdom Made Treats

Abby Willroth

Owner of Willroth Consulting

Eve Geiggar

Owner of Made to Manifest LLC

Spark! Fall 2022

Kathleen Lawson - Sprinkle & Spice

Please meet Kathleen Lawson, founder of Sprinkles & Spice, a North Little Rock-based bakery.

Marisa Cahill - Cahill Exterior Design

Please meet Marisa Cahill, founder of Cahill Exterior Design, a property renovation company.

Mariah Brown - The Vision Project

Please meet Mariah Brown, founder of The Vision Project, a mental health service.

Kenitra Jones - Kenitra's Travels

Please meet Kenitra Jones, founder of Kenitra's Travels, a full-service travel agency.

Will Zee' Tidwell - Speak up Zee

Please meet Will Zee' Tidwell, founder of Speak Up Zee, a hybrid company that focuses on social impact, communications, media, and business consulting.

Bo Dillon - BuilderBid

Please meet Bo Dillon, founder of BuilderBid, a construction technology startup that provides home builders & contractors with modern tools to quote jobs faster.

Cheryl Humphrey - Candy Butta

Please meet Cheryl Humphrey, founder of Candy Butta, a very high quality, pure, organic, homemade & handmade shea butter based all natural FULL body moisturizer.

Spark! Spring 2022

Sara Hurst - Bella's Kitchen + Wellness

Please meet Sara Hurst, founder of Bella’s Kitchen + Wellness, a wellness and prepared meals service.

Alicia Adams-Talbert - Talbert Lawn Services

Meet Allicia Adams-Talbert, founder of Talbert Lawn Services, which provides landscaping services in Central Arkansas and specializes in second-chance employment opportunities for people with felony background records.

Taliah Raglang - Aspiring Medical Training Institute

Meet Taliah Ragland, founder of Aspiring Medical Training Institute, a healthcare training site that offers certificates in certified nursing assistance, phlebotomy, and CPR.

Lauren Anderson - Calm + Confidence

Meet Lauren Anderson, founder of Calm + Confidence. Calm+Confidence places honey bee hives and native pollinator habitats throughout Arkansas to engage all communities in biodiversity preservation.

Nicole Winstead - WoofCat

Meet Nicole Winstead, founder of WoofCat, an e-commerce pet treat company specializing in handcrafted, organic, limited-ingredient dog and cat treats.

Dianna Donahue - URBANE Magazine

Meet Dianna Donahue, founder of URBANE Magazine, an African American lifestyle publication that honors Central Arkansas’s Black culture and identity.

Lendel Aikens - Med Unlimited

Meet Lendel Aikens, founder of Med Unlimited, a company that supplies mobile med stations.

Dr. Kristy Carter - Kristy Carter Consulting

Meet Dr. Kristy Carter, founder of Kristy Carter Consulting, a company that helps launch marketing campaigns.

Crystal Haner & Nicole Snow - Enova

Meet Crystal Haner and Nicole Snow, co-founders of Enova Cosmetics, which pioneered portable gel manicure kits.

Spark! Fall 2021

Kissa Kimble - Elite Recruiting

Meet Kissa Kimble, founder of Elite Recruiting! Elite Recruiting matches Class A CDL Drivers with career tractor-trailer opportunities.

Meet Miya Blackmon - Little Rock Lighting

Meet Miya Blackmon, co-owner of The Little Rock Lightning! The Little Rock Lightning is a professional basketball team that focuses on providing a professional basketball experience to the Little Rock community, fans, and business partners.

Meet Whitney Gray - Whit's End

Meet Whitney Gray, founder of Whit’s End! Whit’s End is a professional, KonMari certified organization service!

Meet Soroya Tucker - VS Waste Solutions

meet Soroya Tucker, founder of VLS Waste Solutions. VLS Waste Solutions is a valet trash service provider devoted to a seamless process that benefits our clients and environment.

Meet Ayana Baraka - Edamame Films

Meet Ayana Baraka, founder of Edamame Films. Edamame Films produces films by and about disenfranchised communities.

Meet Tammy Iosbaker

Meet Tammy Iosbaker, founder of The Frame Maker. The Frame Maker is a custom framing business that helps customers create beautiful and long lasting art, memories, and family heirlooms by using quality conservation materials.

Meet Meosha Howard - Infidimensional Skin

Meet Meosha Howard, founder of Infidimensional Skin. Infidimensional Skin creates skincare paths for clients to obtain the beautiful skin they deserve, focusing on beauty and wellness through waxing, skincare, and relaxation.

Meet Ben Harrison - Faremarket

Meet Benjamin Harrison, founder of FareMarket. FareMarket works with Arkansas farmers and producers to bring your favorite farmers market items to your door with same-day delivery available on all orders.