1 Million Cups (Bentonville)

Wednesday Mornings @ 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Cost: Free

Avg. Attendance 15 - 25

This event is geared towards the startup community, so it brings in a much different crowd than most 'morning coffee' events. Each week, one or two startup founders come by The Exchange in Bentonville and give a brief presentation of their business (and how the community can help 'em out), and then a wide-ranging conversation ensues covering everything from overcoming obstacles to hiring considerations to finance, and more. 1 Million Cups is a great spot to learn about what's 'next' in the Northwest Arkansas business community while making some great connections at the same time.

The Exchange
409 SW A Street Bentonville, Arkansas

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Gig Community Coffee Social

Tuesday, August 20th @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Gig Coffee Socials are a monthly in-person gathering hosted by The Gig Community. We like to get together to bond over the unique triumphs and woes that being a gig worker bring. Our events are open to any 1099/contract worker in the 4-county Northwest Arkansas area! Even if you earn just a bit of income from self-employment/contract work, we want you to join us!

The Holler – A Local Hangout
8th St, Bentonville, AR

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AIGA NWA Book Club

Saturday, August 24th @ 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Ready to tackle some summer reading? Join AIGA NWA August 24 at Nightbird Books for a discussion on their next book, Pattern Recognition by William Gibson (or follow along in the Slack Channel)! As a special perk to AIGA NWA members, Nightbird Books will offer a 20% discount to anyone that places a special order through their store.

Nightbird Books
205 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

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DesignLab: UX Whiteboard 101

Saturday, August 31st @ 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Cost: $0.00 - $10.00

The whiteboard challenge – an exercise anyone interested in a UX position will most likely do – is a solid way for prospective employers to get into the mind of the designer. Join Dennis Wemyss as he shows how to navigate nailing a whiteboard challenge for work, covering everything from battling assumptions with questioning and understanding every stakeholder’s needs, to using psychology to get into our users’ heads. Then test out your new knowledge with an hour-long wireframe challenge. Make sure to bring research on the business you would want to create the wireframe for. We’ll provide breakfast and whiteboards.

Exchange
409 SW A Street, Bentonville, AR 72712

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NWA Startup Crawl

Friday, September 13th @ 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

$0.00 - $15.00

The biggest startup party of the year! A one-night tour of NWA's amazing startup community! Get ready for live music, food trucks, beer gardens (unlimited beer with purchase of souvenir cup ticket), and get to know some of the most exciting startup and technology companies in Northwest Arkansas! Learn about the incredible entrepreneurial ecosystem and discover the movers and shakers of the startup community.

Fayetteville
1 E Center St, Fayetteville, AR 72701

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Gig Community Coffee Social

Tuesday, September 17th @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Gig Coffee Socials are a monthly in-person gathering hosted by The Gig Community. We like to get together to bond over the unique triumphs and woes that being a gig worker bring. Our events are open to any 1099/contract worker in the 4-county Northwest Arkansas area! Even if you earn just a bit of income from self-employment/contract work, we want you to join us!

The Holler – A Local Hangout
8th St, Bentonville, AR

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Nowhere Developers Conference 2019

Thursday, September 19th @ 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $100.00 - $150.00

Great developers aren’t just found in the Valley, or Seattle, or New York. They’re right here in Arkansas, in the heart of America. In the middle of “nowhere.” The name, Nowhere Developers, is our way of tipping our hats to all the incredible developer talent in our region. For this reason, our mission is to provide a platform for industry professionals to engage in top-notch, pure-tech events in the state of Arkansas.

The Nowhere Developers Conference will star local, regional, and national speakers that will talk about the state of technology, software engineering, machine learning, and our region’s technology ecosystem. The conference will feature various expert-led sessions tailored to our attendees technological interests. Local food will be provided to foster community and attendee interaction. Additionally, attendees can look forward to networking, appetizers, and drinks at the afterparty.

Walton Arts Center
495 W Dickson St, Fayetteville Arkansas

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NWA Venture MashUp with Warren Stephens

Tuesday, October 8th @ 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Free

Avg. Attendance 50 - 60

The Startup Junkie team interviews Warren Stephens about his view of the Arkansas startup landscape, capital, and his experience in business.

The Pryor Center
1 E Center St, Fayetteville, AR 72701

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NWA Venture MashUp with Stonehenge Technology Labs

Tuesday, October 15th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Free

Avg. Attendance 50 - 60

Selling online is simple... in theory. Hitting KPI's across multiple online selling platforms is complex. Stonehenge Technology Labs is playing multi-platform eCommerce speed chess... with the smartest team on the planet! Hear from their Founder, Meagan Kinmonth Bowman. We'll be asking Meagan about her experience building a technology startup in NWA and some of the lessons learned along the way.

Stonehenge Technology Labs / One Stone
701 S Horsebarn Rd Suite 200
Rogers, AR 72758

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Gig Community Coffee Social

Tuesday, October 15th @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Gig Coffee Socials are a monthly in-person gathering hosted by The Gig Community. We like to get together to bond over the unique triumphs and woes that being a gig worker bring. Our events are open to any 1099/contract worker in the 4-county Northwest Arkansas area! Even if you earn just a bit of income from self-employment/contract work, we want you to join us!

The Holler – A Local Hangout
8th St, Bentonville, AR

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Gig Community Coffee Social

Tuesday, November 19th @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Gig Coffee Socials are a monthly in-person gathering hosted by The Gig Community. We like to get together to bond over the unique triumphs and woes that being a gig worker bring. Our events are open to any 1099/contract worker in the 4-county Northwest Arkansas area! Even if you earn just a bit of income from self-employment/contract work, we want you to join us!

The Holler – A Local Hangout
8th St, Bentonville, AR

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Gig Community Coffee Social

Tuesday, December 17th @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Gig Coffee Socials are a monthly in-person gathering hosted by The Gig Community. We like to get together to bond over the unique triumphs and woes that being a gig worker bring. Our events are open to any 1099/contract worker in the 4-county Northwest Arkansas area! Even if you earn just a bit of income from self-employment/contract work, we want you to join us!

The Holler – A Local Hangout
8th St, Bentonville, AR

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