Conductor Pitch Night
Oct
3
5:00pm 5:00pm

Conductor Pitch Night

Join us for the Conductor Pitch Night on October 3rd at UCA Downtown. Doors open at 5 p.m., and we will begin at 5:20 p.m. 

The Conductor Pitch Night provides investment opportunities for Central Arkansas angel investors, education for new investors and funding opportunities for regional startups. Interested and potential angel investors, entrepreneurs and community members are welcome to attend and hear pitches from presenting companies.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by September 29th to reserve your spot.

Where: UCA Downtown
When: Tuesday, Oct. 3
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2nmvxRb
Questions: Please contact Kim Lane at Kim@ARConductor.org.

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Conductor Pitch Night
Dec
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

Conductor Pitch Night

Join us for the Conductor Pitch Night on December 5th at UCA Downtown. Doors open at 5 p.m., and we will begin at 5:20 p.m. 
 

The Conductor Pitch Night provides investment opportunities for Central Arkansas angel investors, education for new investors and funding opportunities for regional startups. Interested and potential angel investors, entrepreneurs and community members are welcome to attend and hear pitches from presenting companies.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by December 1st to reserve your spot.

Where: UCA Downtown
When: Tuesday, Dec. 5
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2oaLHMf
Questions: Please contact Kim Lane at Kim@ARConductor.org.

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JA Accelerate 2017
Sep
8
8:00am 8:00am

JA Accelerate 2017

In this one-day event, Junior Achievement students from around the state will convene in Conway to learn the fundamentals of marketing, sales, finance, leadership, and supply chain management. Expert faculty and community members from the region will mentor and teach the students in break-out sessions, and lead discussions with the collective group. Students will also practice public speaking and team-building skills. This event will accelerate a semseter of learning how to start student-run entrepreneurial endeavors.

The event will culiminate with presentations by student leaders from each team. Parents and guest are invited to watch these presentations.

JA Accelerate will be September 8th from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 a.m.

JA Accelerate will take place in the Brewer Hegeman Conference Center and the McCastlain Ballroom at the University of Central Arkansas.

JA Accelerate is open to Junior Achievement students around the state.

JA Accelerate is presented in partnership with Junior Achievement of Arkansas, The Conductor, University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting.

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1 Million Cups Conway
Aug
2
9:00am 9:00am

1 Million Cups Conway

Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city. 

The culture surrounding 1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.

Corey Boelkens from RaftUp is presenting this week! 

RaftUp Technologies develops amazing mobile and web solutions for outdoor recreation and emergency first response. Their mobile "RaftUp" App connects outdoor enthusiasts to an engaged marine community while enhancing fun and safety while on the water. 

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Conductor Pitch Night
Aug
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Conductor Pitch Night

Join us for the Conductor Pitch Night on August 1st at UCA Downtown. Doors open at 5 p.m., and we will begin at 5:20 p.m. 
 

The Conductor Pitch Night provides investment opportunities for Central Arkansas angel investors, education for new investors and funding opportunities for regional startups. Interested and potential angel investors, entrepreneurs and community members are welcome to attend and hear pitches from presenting companies.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by July 28th to reserve your spot.

Where: UCA Downtown
When: Tuesday, Aug. 1
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2oMYS7u
Questions: Please contact Kim Lane at Kim@ARConductor.org.

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Maker Lunch
Jul
27
11:00am11:00am

Maker Lunch

Are you a maker, DIY'er, woodworker, machinist, model builder, or just love to tinker? If so, you're invited to join us in our Makerspace on Donaghey Ave. We will be hosting a lunch to form a maker community where we can lean on each other's talents and inspirations.

We will meet monthly, and our first lunch is Thursday, July 27. Check out our 3D printers, laser cutters and engravers, and CNC wood routers, and enjoy food provided by the Conductor.

Feel free to invite other makers, builders and tinkerers in your network. We can't wait to have you in the space!

Get a map to The Makerspace here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/242+S+Donaghey+Ave,+Conway,+AR+72034/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x87d2820cc5c630fb:0x96f4849c7e906a7?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi3n-muo5bVAhXn4IMKHaYACEoQ8gEIJTAA.

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Startup Grind with Rush Harding
Jul
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

Startup Grind with Rush Harding

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 400,000 founders in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 85 countries through events, media and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

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Eric Rob & Isaac's Brand Camp
Jul
17
to Jul 21

Eric Rob & Isaac's Brand Camp

  • University of Central Arkansas (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Eric Rob & Isaac's Brand Camp: It's marketing meets middle school for five fun days this summer! Join the teams from Eric Rob & Isaac Advertising and the University of Central Arkansas' University Relations & Creative Services Department to create a campaign for a new UCA-inspired coffee for Blue Sail Coffee!

Brand Camp is July 17-21 on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Campers will meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon. It is open to incoming 5th-7th graders. Students will have the opportunity to work with industry experts to develop a new coffee flavor, design the packaging, write and shoot their own TV commercial and get hands-on experience with brand development. The camp will culminate with a Presentation Day, during which the student teams will present their campaigns to real clients.

To apply, please fill out the registration form here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eric-rob-isaacs-brand-camp-tickets-33347492247.

Eric Rob & Isaac's Brand Camp is powered by the University of Central Arkansas and the Conductor.

 

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1 Million Cups Conway
Jul
12
9:00am 9:00am

1 Million Cups Conway

Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city. 

The culture surrounding 1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.

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Conductor Mentor Network
Jul
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

Conductor Mentor Network

Join us for the Conductor Mentor Network meeting on July 11th at UCA Downtown. Doors open at 5 p.m., and we will begin at 5:20 p.m. 


We'll hear presentations from Arkansas-based entrepreneurs, and provide feedback and mentorship for specific challenges or opportunities they present to the group.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by July 7th to reserve your spot.

Where: UCA Downtown
When: Tuesday, Jul. 11
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2oaBD65
Questions: Please contact Kim Lane at Kim@ARConductor.org.

Please provide feedback for the presenters using these forms:

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Startup Grind with Christina Madsen
Jun
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

Startup Grind with Christina Madsen

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 400,000 founders in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 85 countries through events, media and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

The Conductor will host Startup Grind on Thursday, June 28 at the Cave (242 S. Donaghey Ave) with Christina Madsen as the featured guest.

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1 Million Cups Conway
Jun
14
9:00am 9:00am

1 Million Cups Conway

Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city. 

The culture surrounding 1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.

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1 Million Cups Conway
Jun
7
9:00am 9:00am

1 Million Cups Conway

Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city. 

The culture surrounding 1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.

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Conductor Pitch Night
Jun
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

Conductor Pitch Night

Join us for the Conductor Pitch Night on June 6th at UCA Downtown. Doors open at 5 p.m., and we will begin at 5:20 p.m. 
 

The Conductor Pitch Night provides investment opportunities for Central Arkansas angel investors, education for new investors and funding opportunities for regional startups. Interested and potential angel investors, entrepreneurs and community members are welcome to attend and hear pitches from presenting companies.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by June 2nd to reserve your spot.

Where: UCA Downtown
When: Tuesday, Jun. 6
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2nSZJzE
Questions: Please contact Kim Lane at Kim@ARConductor.org.

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1 Million Cups Conway
May
31
9:00am 9:00am

1 Million Cups Conway

Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city. 

The culture surrounding 1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.

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1 Million Cups Conway
May
24
9:00am 9:00am

1 Million Cups Conway

Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city. 

The culture surrounding 1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.

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Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
May
22
to May 26

Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

  • University of Central Arkansas McCastlain Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is a join initiative with the Conductor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures. The week-long residential camp will be held at the University of Central Arkansas, and is open to college students around the state. The camp will teach students the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, and give them the opportunity to formulate new health science ventures.

The Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp will guide students through an immersive, five-day training program in which they learn how to start and fund an entrepreneurial venture, meet with influential faculty, entrepreneurs and mentors and become exposed to entity filing, patents and legal issues in entrepreneurship. Students will form teams, create and refine new venture ideas and talk to potential customers. The week-long camp will conclude with a Demo Day, during which the public is invited to watch the teams present their new venture ideas. Demo Day will be held at UCA on Friday, May 26.

The Conductor will be accepting up to 50 students for the Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. The residential camp is all-expenses-paid, and is funded through UAMS, BioVentures and the Conductor. Eligible students are rising juniors and seniors at Arkansas colleges and universities.

Details

When: May 22-26
Who: Rising juniors and seniors at Arkansas colleges and universities
Where: University of Central Arkansas
Cost: This residential camp is all-expenses-paid for accepted students.

 

Applications

Please apply here for the Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Bootcamp:

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1 Million Cups Conway
May
17
9:00am 9:00am

1 Million Cups Conway

Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city. 

The culture surrounding 1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.

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1 Million Cups Conway
May
10
9:00am 9:00am

1 Million Cups Conway

Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city. 

The culture surrounding 1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.

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1 Million Cups Conway
May
3
9:00am 9:00am

1 Million Cups Conway

Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city. 

The culture surrounding 1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.

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Conductor Mentor Network
May
2
5:00pm 5:00pm

Conductor Mentor Network

Join us for the Conductor Mentor Network meeting on May 2nd at UCA Downtown. Doors open at 5 p.m., and we will begin at 5:20 p.m. 


We'll hear presentations from Arkansas-based entrepreneurs, and provide feedback and mentorship for specific challenges or opportunities they present to the group.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by April 28th to reserve your spot.

Where: UCA Downtown
When: Tuesday, May 2
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2nT6UrL
Questions: Please contact Kim Lane at Kim@ARConductor.org.

FAQs:

What is the Conductor Mentor Network?

The Conductor Mentor Network is an all-volunteer group of business and community leaders who are willing to volunteer time to meet with and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Network provides subject matter expertise in business and technology to the community from seasoned professionals to startup founders and small business owners.

How does the Conductor Mentor Network function?

The CMN meets on a monthly basis for networking and group mentoring of entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. This group mentoring may take multiple different formats. In addition, guidelines and training are provided to both mentors and mentees, along with a framework to measure founder progress against milestones.

How frequently does the Conductor Mentor Network meet?

The CMN will meet monthly. In odd- numbered months, the CMN will meet specifically to provide group mentoring to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small business owners. In even-numbered months, the CMN will meet in conjunction with the Conductor Angel Network with companies who are specifically seeking investment. This will be a critical part of the development and education of the Conductor Mentor Network.

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1 Million Cups Conway
Apr
26
9:00am 9:00am

1 Million Cups Conway

Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city. 

The culture surrounding 1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.

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