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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Veteran Venture Leaders

Tuesday, November 6th @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Who should attend: Transitioning military and veterans.

Veteran Venture Leaders is a workshop designed to give veterans and transitioning military members insights and tools needed to create a successful venture. The instructor will be Jeff Amerine, PMP – US Naval Academy Class of 1984, former Air Force Officer, Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Investor.

Startup Junkie Consulting
1 E Center St, Suite 270, Fayetteville, AR

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Managing The Ownership Of Product Designs

Tuesday, July 10th @ 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Angela Grayson of Precipice IP will discuss the legal tools necessary to successfully launch and maintain a technology-focused business. Angela will provide real-world guidance on de-risking disruption and will show emerging companies how to use intellectual property to get a leg-up on the competition. The format will be a facilitated discussion among a small group of peers, so the content is designed to be relevant to the needs of the attendees.

Grit Studios
216 N Main Street, Bentonville AR

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NWAYP Patio Mixer at Uptown

Thursday, July 12th @ 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Open to all young professionals in NWA

Join NWAYP for a unique opportunity to hang out on one of the coolest patios in NWA! Uptown Fayetteville Apartments is hosting a fun evening of games and networking on their roof deck. Food and Drinks provided.

Uptown Fayetteville Apartments
3959 N Steele Blvd #102, Fayetteville AR

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DesignLab: Career Mapping

Saturday, July 14th @ 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Cost: $0.00 - $10.00

Have you ever thought about what it truly means to manage your own career? Your progress is not defined by chance alone, but by your choices. Every action you take affects each step in your career journey.

Together, we will map your career journey so far and identify how to take tangible steps to where you’d like to be. This will be followed by a panel of designers and entrepreneurs discussing the paths they chose to get them to where they are today.



The Exchange
409 Southwest A Street, Bentonville, AR

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The NewBrandScience: Neuroscience of Branding

Wednesday, July 25th @ 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

$17.89 - $49.00

Marketing delivers the message. Branding is how that message makes you feel. In today's rapidly shifting marketplace, customers are won and lost in an instant. First impressions are everything. Luckily, recent advances in neuroscience reveal the deeper mechanisms behind how we form both positive and negative impressions through sight, sound, and language. In this workshop, we will cover the fundamentals of branding through the lens of these breakthroughs and learn to apply them to maximize customer engagement and delight. But beware, exposure to this knowledge has been known, in rare cases, to cause a permanent shift in reality... ;)

Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce (Lowell Branch)
506 Enterprise Drive, Suite #102, Lowell, Arkansas

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AIGA's Design Drinking: Joe Payne

Thursday, July 26th @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 Non-Members

Free With AIGA Membership

AIGIA will hold monthly Design Drinking events throughout 2018 that will feature a guest speaker that will tell us about the awesome work they are doing. Come grab a drink and connect with local creatives.

Ozark Beer Company
109 N Arkansas St, Rogers AR

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NWA Venture MashUp with B-Unlimited

Thursday, August 2nd @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Avg. Attendance 50 - 60

The Venture MashUp (presented by Startup Junkie) is a bi-monthly event that brings everyone from our entrepreneurial community together for local beer and an opportunity to learn from inspiring entrepreneurs. The event is free, but spots are limited so sign up today! This month's featured speaker is CEO of B-Unlimited, Ben Clark.

2291 S School Ave, Fayetteville AR

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Game Changers: Startup Stories by Glenn Crocket [Conway]

Wednesday, August 29th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Join the Conductor, young professionals and the startup community for Game Changers, an event celebrating the startup community through networking and storytelling. Entrepreneurs share their story in 5-10 minutes, followed by a 20-minute Q &A with the audience. Get a first-hand account of the successes and challenges faced by Arkansas entrepreneurs and how they found their start.

This month we will hear from local entrepreneur and Dave Creek Media co-founder and CEO, Glenn Crockett. Glenn is co-founder and CEO of Dave Creek Media. He has spent the last 25 years with Acxiom Corporation in a variety of leadership roles most recently as Director of Sales within the Audience Solutions Division. He has six children and a wife who is his biggest fan. When not working on startups or helping businesses succeed, he enjoys anything outdoors like backpacking, kayaking and fly fishing. See more on Dave Creek Media at www.davecreekmedia.com.

Lunch is provided, and everyone is welcome.

UCA's Makerspace
250 Donaghey Ave, #130, Conway AR

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Gig Community After Hours Social

Tuesday, June 18th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Yummy food and even better fellowship with others who share the independent work status.

Our events are open to any 1099/contract worker in the 4-county NWA area! Even if you earn just a bit of your income through self-employment, we'd love to see you! Don't worry if you can't be there right at 5:30...this is casual and designed to help you relax and connect, not stress you out!

Pinnacle Bar & Grill
5001 Pauline Whitaker Parkway, Suite 100, Rogers AR

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Made by Few 6 (Little Rock)

October 25th - 27th


Avg. Attendance 1,000+

Made by Few was born in 2012 with the goal of educating and inspiring designers, developers, entrepreneurs and marketers. The conference has grown each year to attract attendees from all over the world and has featured diverse speakers from leading design and technology companies including Google Ventures, PayPal, Facebook.

In its sixth year, Made by Few continues this legacy and is excited to announce confirmed speakers with backgrounds from Pentagram, Buzzfeed, The Wing, Netflix and For All Womankind.

Made by Few 6 promises to be as inspiring and engaging as ever, providing value to attendees through workshops, interactive elements and plenty of additional surprises to be announced.

Your purchase of a full conference pass gets you the best swag bag featuring limited edition items, all access to the opening reception on Thursday evening, the Designed by Few party on Friday evening and the conference after party Saturday evening as well as access to our main stage talks as well as all the coffee you can drink, breakfast, lunch and plenty of sweet treats and snacks on Friday and Saturday.

Ron Robison Theater
100 River Market Ave, Little Rock AR

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