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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Heart of the Customer Workshop

Thursday, September 25th @ 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

True innovation comes from deep empathy for customers. Learn key techniques for empathizing and interacting with customers that enable you to extract the most valuable insights to drive ideas and solutions. Presented by: Sarah Goforth. 

Willard J Walker Hall #203
191 N Harmon Ave, Fayetteville AR

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Emerging Professionals Tap Room Tour

Thursday, September 27th @ 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Cost covers Project Tour, Tap Room Tour, Drinks, Food, Tee Shirt and Band all included in price. Tee Shirt guaranteed for Early Registration only.

Libations, food, music, and prizes! All made possible by volunteers with Emerging Professionals NWA, nwaAIA, AIA AR and other generous sponsors. It all starts with parking and check in at City Pump and then a short walk to our CEU tour of the Arkansas Arts Academy by Hight Jackson Associates.

4:00 - 4:30 | Parking/Check in at City Pump and head to Project Tour
4:30 - 5:30 | Arkansas Arts Academy, 506 W Poplar St, Rogers, AR 72756
5:45 - 6:30 | Levi's Gastrolounge & Bar, 224 S 2nd St, Rogers, AR 72756
6:45 - 7:30 | Club Frisco, 105 W Poplar St, Rogers, AR 72756
7:45 - 8:30 | Happa's Hawaiian Bar and Grille, 105 S 3rd St, Rogers, AR 72756
8:45 - 10:00 | City Pump, 623 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR 72756

Downtown Rogers Arkansas

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Coffee+E featuring Tanya Hayes

Tuesday, October 9th @ 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Coffee+E is a bi monthly morning networking event. The event gives entrepreneurs, creatives, inventors, and innovators a time to establish relationships and engage in some creative collisions. The guest speaker for this event will be Tanya Hayes.

Bike Rack Brewing Co (8th St Brewery & Taproom)
801 SE 8th St, Bentonville, AR

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Rapid Prototyping Workshop

Thursday, October 11th @ 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Creating "minimum delightful experiences" starts here! Divergent and convergent brainstorming exercises will expose the group to quick iteration and pivoting ideas. Hands on experience rapid prototyping to further refine ideas. Presented by: Canon Reeves

Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub
123 W Mountain St, Fayetteville AR

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Financing Your Project

Thursday, October 25th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

This workshop will guide you through the basic financial information you will need to consider if you are interested in starting a new social venture or implementing an innovative solution to a pressing problem posted by an existing organization. In the context of the Social Innovation Challenge, the workshop will help enrich your proposal and determine with pertinent financial estimates the viability and sustainability of your idea. The workshop also includes an introduction to grant writing as a potential path to access the seed money you will need to prototype your idea and eventually implement.

Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub
123 W Mountain St, Fayetteville 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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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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