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

Conductor Pitch Night

Join us for the Conductor Pitch Night on October 3rd at UCA's Makerspace. 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.

Alese Stroud will present on Corporate Insight Strategy. Bob Joblin will present on Magic Dirt Horticultural Products. John Foley will present on Edible Education. The panel of experts will include John Nabholz, Mike Forrest and Ron Duggins.

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

Where: UCA's Makerspace
When: Tuesday, Oct. 3
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2nmvxRb
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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