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About the Conductor

The Conductor is a public-private initiative sponsored by the University of Central Arkansas, and supported by Startup Junkie Consulting and Community Venture Foundation. The Conductor supports and assists startups, small businesses, and other players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Central Arkansas. 

The Conductor provides:

One-on-one consulting, mentoring, counseling, training, capital readiness, and technical assistance to startups, small businesses, and emerging investors

High quality events, workshops, and programs aimed at building the entrepreneurship, innovation, and creative community

UCA commercialization support and cross-campus innovation and collaboration.

About the Team

The Conductor is powered and supported by entrepreneurs, innovators, academics, investors, and community builders. Our mission is to deliver world-class mentoring, counseling, training, commercialization support, capital readiness, and technical assistance to the Central Arkansas community. Through the Conductor, we will establish UCA, Conway, and the Central Arkansas region as an epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Focus Areas:

Cross-campus innovation and collaboration

UCA commercializations support

Academic program support for cross-campus entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial and investor events

Ongoing, one-on-one consulting for new ventures and small businesses

 

Leadership

Jeff Standridge, Lead

Jeff Standridge, Lead

Jessica Boyd

Jessica Boyd

Ron Duggins

Ron Duggins

Dr. Michael Hargis, Advisor

Dr. Michael Hargis, Advisor

Kim Lane, COO, Conductor

Kim Lane, COO, Conductor

Michael Iseman

Michael Iseman

TJ Johnston

TJ Johnston

Jeff Amerine

Jeff Amerine

Haley Allgood

Haley Allgood

David Moody

David Moody

Brett Amerine

Brett Amerine

Phyl Amerine

Phyl Amerine

Dan Fisher

Dan Fisher