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Financing Your Small Business or Startup
Nov
16
12:00 PM12:00
GEW

Financing Your Small Business or Startup

Join the Conductor for this workshop covering how to obtain financing for your small business or startup.The session is led by our own Chief Catalyst, Jeff Standridge.

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. GEW is held November 12-18, 2018.

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Creating an Inclusive Company
Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00
GEW

Creating an Inclusive Company

Join the Conductor for this workshop on how to build and foster inclusivity in a company. The session is led by Candice Parker.

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. GEW is held November 12-18, 2018.

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Intellectual Property and Law Workshop
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00
GEW

Intellectual Property and Law Workshop

Join the Conductor for this one hour workshop covering intellectual property rights and law within the entrepreneurial landscape. The session is led by Meredith Lowry, attorney Wright Lindsey Jennings

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. GEW is held November 12-18, 2018.

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Repair/Recycle Day at UCA's Makerspace
Nov
15
8:30 AM08:30

Repair/Recycle Day at UCA's Makerspace

Come by UCA’s Makerspace on November 15 to repair your (currently) unusable goods. Jason, and our Makerspace staff will be on site to help you troubleshoot your repair. If we can’t help you fix it, you can leave it with us and it will be recycled. November 15 is National Recycling Day. Millions of people across the United States take part in Recycling Day, a day which was created to raise awareness about recycling and the purchasing of recycled products. Let’s make an impact together this November 15 for National Recycling Day.

Walk-in’s welcome. The Makerspace will be open for repair and recycling from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. This is presented as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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Game Changers: Startup Stories by Las Delicias
Nov
14
11:30 AM11:30

Game Changers: Startup Stories by Las Delicias

Game Changers: Startup Stories by Las Delicias

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 Las Delicias co-founder, Francisco Yanez, Ed.D.

In September of 2016, Francisco and Samuel Ramirez opened Las Delicias Ice Cream Shop. The dream was created by the idea of bringing a new concept to the city of Conway. Las Delicias makes gourmet homemade ice cream and paletas using fresh fruit and fresh ingredients. Las Delicias is proud to have a variety of ice cream and paletas, and savories: tamales, tortas, tostadas, dori-nachos and many more. Las Delicias is also very involved with cultural events in the community, by bringing events to showcase the Mexican Heritage and tradition. Las Delicias has recently opened its second location as of August 2018 in Downtown Conway.

Francisco moved to Conway in 2016, opening two businesses: FYI Accounting and Tax Services (which was established in Illinois in 2008) and Las Delicias Ice Cream Shop. Educationally, Francisco received his Bachelor's in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago, his Master's in Education and Accounting from Chicago, and his Doctorate in Education Leadership from Argosy University. Before moving to Conway, Arkansas, he served as an Elementary Assistant Principal for 14 years in Chicago. Francisco is a CALI Member, Rotary Member, and received the 2017 Outstanding Minority Business of the Year on behalf of Las Delicias.

Lunch is provided, and everyone is welcome. This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Agenda:

11:30 a.m. - Doors open. Networking. Lunch is served.

12:00 p.m. - Presentation begins.

12:20 p.m. - Q & A with Francisco.

1:00 p.m. - Networking.

November 14 | UCA's Makerspace (250 Donaghey Ave #130) | RSVP to reserve your spot!

 

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Government Contracting Workshop
Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00
GEW

Government Contracting Workshop

Join the Conductor for this one hour workshop to learn more about government contracting and the best ways for you to benefit from it. The session is led by members of the APAC (Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center) and SBA (Small Business Administration).

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. GEW is held November 12-18, 2018.

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IdeaFame Live!
Nov
13
1:30 PM13:30

IdeaFame Live!

IdeaFame Live!

Do you have a great business idea? Want to win a cash prize? Join us for a pitch competition with $2,000 worth of prizes! IdeaFame Live! will be at UCA's Makerspace on November 13th from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (X period for students). Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and pitches will begin at 1:40 p.m. Come pitch your new business, product, service, or solution for a chance to win BIG!

Contestants: Open to entrepreneurs, innovators, and dreamers who want to share any business idea for a chance to win $1,000! Rules - You have 60 seconds to pitch your idea, no more. No slides. No notes. Only one contestant can speak per pitch. Only one pitch per contestant. Deadline to register as a contestant is Monday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.

There will be two winners. The audience will select the People’s Choice. The Judges will select the Judges’ Choice. Each winner will receive a $1,000 check.

Yes, that’s right. We’re giving away a total of $2,000.

Attendees: Open to anyone! Bring your co-founders, friends, family, fiancé – Anyone! Just have them sign up as an audience member! (Attendees vote for the $1000 People’s Choice Prize).

UCA's Makerspace // November 13 // Cash Prizes

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How to Create a Successful FB Ad
Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00
GEW

How to Create a Successful FB Ad

*YOU MUST RSVP FOR THIS EVENT*

Facebook Ads for business can be overwhelming. This free workshop is dedicated to helping you create Facebook ads you can actually pull off! Come ready to learn how to make Facebook work for you and your business.

Speaker - Rock City Digital Chief Creative Geek Clay Mosley
Presented in Partnership with Conductor

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Scaling Your Small Business or Startup
Nov
12
5:30 PM17:30
GEW

Scaling Your Small Business or Startup

Join the Conductor for this one hour workshop to learn the in's and out's of scaling your small business or startup. The session is led by our Chief Catalyst, Jeff Standridge.

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. GEW is held November 12-18, 2018.

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Youth Maker Training
Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Maker Training

Calling all young makers! We will be holding a Youth Maker Training Workshop for youth makers from ages 8-15! In the workshop, you will meet the Maker Ambassadors, tour the space, learn the rules and regulations of the space and learn how to safely use the equipment.

Spots are limited. RSVP to reserve your spot to become a youth maker now!

Who can attend: Youth - Ages 8-15

What to bring: Notebook and pen

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. GEW is held November 12-18, 2018.

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High School Startup Day 2018
Nov
12
9:00 AM09:00
GEW

High School Startup Day 2018

About

The impetus behind High School Startup Day is to give students a platform to identify and analyze real-world problems, and collaborate with their peers to conceptualize tangible solutions.

How

High School Startup Day guides students through an intensive, one-day workshop in which they learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship (financial literacy, market research, customer discovery, identifying key stakeholders, etc.), work in teams to solve problems, build their social networks with other high schoolers from around the state, and formulate and present final presentations to a panel of judges.

Where

McCastlain Hall at the University of Central Arkansas

The Problem

It is integral to the students’ adoption of the workshop that they have a vested interest in the problem they are trying to solve. The prompt for the day-long workshop is to work in teams to attempt to solve a problem you face in high school education. The workshop will force students to think critically about the problems they face: who are the key stakeholders involved? Do other people identify with this problem? How can you test the market to validate this problem?

Who Can Come:

Any high school is invited to participate in High School Startup Day. There is room for 16 teams to participate, and spots are first-come, first-served. Each school may bring a max of 2 teams with a max of 6 students on each team.

Judges:

The presentation portion of the event is open to the public, and will be judged by industry experts and college faculty.

Details:

High School Startup Day is Monday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University of Central Arkansas. To register, go to ARConductor.org/highschoolstartupday.

Prizes

High School Startup Day ends with an open pitch portion from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., where student groups present their ideas to a panel of judges.

High School Startup Day is presented by the Conductor, the University of Central Arkansas, Startup Junkie Consulting.

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How to Finance Your Startup: A Panel Discussion
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00
GEW

How to Finance Your Startup: A Panel Discussion

How to Finance Your Startup: A Panel Discussion with Jason Culpepper, Community President of Simmons Bank; Kevin Griffin, Executive Vice President of Exchange Capital; Kenny Kinley, Co-Founder of Cadron Creek Capital; and Herbert Lawrence, Lender Relations Specialist at the US Small Business Administration

Don't miss this panel discussion with experts representing venture financing, alternate financing, bank loans and SBA lending. Learn what you need to know to finance your company, and get your financial questions answered.

This event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided. RSVP to reserve your spot!

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Read more about our workshops, events and pitch competitions here: http://www.arconductor.org/gew/.

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Minority & Women-Owned Businesses: What to Know and Where to Start with Pat Brown
Nov
17
8:30 AM08:30
GEW

Minority & Women-Owned Businesses: What to Know and Where to Start with Pat Brown

Minority & Women-Owned Businesses: What to Know and Where to Start with Pat Brown

The Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise division at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) promotes the growth and sustainability of minority and women-owned business enterprises by providing them with real world technical and professional assistance, certification, procurement, networking, capital and contracting opportunities while utilizing AEDC's partners in state and federal government, higher education, lending institutions and the private sector.

In this workshop, Pat Brown, the Director of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise at AEDC, will lead a discussion on the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise division, and what you need to know as a minority or woman-owned business.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to reserve your spot!

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Read more about our workshops, events and pitch competitions here: http://www.arconductor.org/gew/.

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How to Deliver the Perfect Pitch with Professor Ron Duggins
Nov
16
1:30 PM13:30
GEW

How to Deliver the Perfect Pitch with Professor Ron Duggins

  • UCA College of Business (Room 315) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How to Deliver the Perfect Pitch with Professor Ron Duggins

Want to hone your pitch and storytelling techniques? Don't miss this Pitch Workshop with UCA's Innovation & Entrepreneurship professor Ron Duggins! Learn tips and best practices for crafting a compelling pitch, what to avoid, etc. This is a workshop you don't want to miss!

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to reserve your spot.

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Read more about our workshops, events and pitch competitions here: http://www.arconductor.org/gew/.

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Intellectual Property and Technology Law with Amanda Denton of PPGMR Law
Nov
16
11:30 AM11:30
GEW

Intellectual Property and Technology Law with Amanda Denton of PPGMR Law

  • Conway Chamber of Commerce (2nd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Intellectual Property and Technology Law with Amanda Denton of PPGMR Law

Have you secured your intellectual property rights? Do you need counceling on your online presence, privacy policies, social media or data handling? Knowledge is power, and this workshop will give you the tools you need to run your business the right way.

An associate with PPGMR Law, Amanda Denton’s practice focuses on intellectual property and technology law. Denton previously served as an attorney at a law firm in Washington D.C., Counsel for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office and an international trade and intellectual property advisor with the U.S. Department of Commerce. 
 
Denton advises clients on securing intellectual property rights throughout the lifecycle of innovation and the creative process, including the development of new products, transactions, and actions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office. Denton has extensive experience representing clients before U.S. intellectual property agencies on matters of domestic policy and U.S. trade agencies and foreign governments on matters related to the export of intellectual property and technology-based goods and services. Her expertise of U.S. trade relations, and of foreign legal regimes in intellectual property and data protection, has helped businesses make smart foreign investments and address trade barriers to maximize their sales.

Denton also provides counsel on matters related to businesses’ online presence and digital activities, including privacy policies, social media, communications and data handling. Through her years of experience in digital technology and intellectual property, Denton has assisted clients in navigating regulatory structures related to Internet governance, domain registrar operations, privacy law and data security regulations, marketing and advertising regulations, and more.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to reserve your spot!

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Read more about our workshops, events and pitch competitions here: http://www.arconductor.org/gew/.

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Marketing for Startups: Learn How to Be Your Own Ad Agency: A Panel Discussion with Eric Rob & Isaac
Nov
16
8:30 AM08:30
GEW

Marketing for Startups: Learn How to Be Your Own Ad Agency: A Panel Discussion with Eric Rob & Isaac

  • Conway Chamber of Commerce (2nd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Marketing for Startups: Learn How to Be Your Own Ad Agency: A Panel Discussion with Eric Rob & Isaac

Don't miss this panel discussion with Eric Rob & Isaac, where you'll learn how to functing as your own advertising agency in your small business. Learn about SWOT analysis, strategic marketing, social and digital marketing and the tools you need to make your small business look like a big business.

This will be an interactive panel discussion, with time for Q&A at the end.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to reserve your spot!

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Read more about our workshops, events and pitch competitions here: http://www.arconductor.org/gew/.

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Customize a Thanksgiving Cutting Board!
Nov
14
11:30 AM11:30

Customize a Thanksgiving Cutting Board!

GEW: Customize a Thanksgiving Cutting Board!

Want to bring something special to the Thanksgiving table this year? Personalize a cutting board on our laser engraver in this lunchtime workshop! We'll walk you through the process of using a laser engraver, then teach you how to engrave your cutting board.

Please bring your own cutting board and laptop!

This class is open to ages 18+, and seating is limited. RSVP to reserve your spot!

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Read more about our workshops, events and pitch competitions here: http://www.arconductor.org/gew/.

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High School Startup Day 2017
Nov
14
9:30 AM09:30
GEW

High School Startup Day 2017

About

The impetus behind High School Startup Day is to give students a platform to identify and analyze real-world problems, and collaborate with their peers to conceptualize tangible solutions.

How

High School Startup Day guides students through an intensive, one-day workshop in which they learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship (financial literacy, market research, customer discovery, identifying key stakeholders, etc.), work in teams to solve problems, build their social networks with other high schoolers from around the state, and formulate and present final presentations to a panel of judges.

Where

McCastlain Hall at the University of Central Arkansas

The Problem

It is integral to the students’ adoption of the workshop that they have a vested interest in the problem they are trying to solve. The prompt for the day-long workshop is to work in teams to attempt to solve a problem you face in high school education. The workshop will force students to think critically about the problems they face: who are the key stakeholders involved? Do other people identify with this problem? How can you test the market to validate this problem?

Who Can Come:

Any high school in Arkansas is invited to participate in High School Startup Day. There is room for 16 schools to participate, and spots are first-come, first-served. Each school may bring 1 team of 6 students.

Judges:

The presentation portion of the event is open to the public, and will be judged by industry experts and college faculty.

Details:

High School Startup Day is Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University of Central Arkansas. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-school-startup-day-2017-tickets-36246391934.

Prizes

High School Startup Day ends with an open pitch portion, where student groups present their ideas to a panel of judges. The first- and second-place teams will win prizes.

High School Startup Day is presented by the Conductor, Junior Achievement of Arkansas, the University of Central Arkansas, Startup Junkie Consulting and Arkansas Capital Corporation.

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3D Print Your Own Thanksgiving Cookie Cutters!
Nov
13
5:00 PM17:00

3D Print Your Own Thanksgiving Cookie Cutters!

Get in the holiday spirit at our Thanksgiving Cookie Cutter Workshop! Makers of all ages will learn how to use the 3D printer, then 3D print their own Thanksgiving-themed cookie cutter. Then, enjoy testing out your new cookie cutter with our Play-Doh in the Makerspace.

This event is open to makers of all ages. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Read more about our workshops, events and pitch competitions here: http://www.arconductor.org/gew/.

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Sales for Startups with Glenn Crockett
Nov
13
11:30 AM11:30
GEW

Sales for Startups with Glenn Crockett

Want to take your sales skills to the next level? Glenn Crockett, founder of Dave Creek Media, brings over two decades of experience working with everything from small-medium companies to Fortune 1000 companies and larger. He spent the last 25 years with Acxiom Corporation in a variety of leadership roles most recently as Senior Director of Sales within the Audience Solutions Division.

Join Glenn for our Sales for Startups workshop on Monday, Nov. 13 from 11:30a-1p.!

Agenda:

11:30 a.m. - Doors open. Networking. 

12:00 p.m. Sales for Startups with Glenn kicks off.

1:00 p.m. - Conclusion of Sales for Startups.


This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Read more about our workshops, events and pitch competitions here: http://www.arconductor.org/gew/.

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Government Contracting Step-by-Step with Wanda May (Business Opportunity Specialist at the SBA), and Mary Love (Arkansas Government Contracting Specialist at the Cooperative Extension Service)
Nov
13
8:30 AM08:30

Government Contracting Step-by-Step with Wanda May (Business Opportunity Specialist at the SBA), and Mary Love (Arkansas Government Contracting Specialist at the Cooperative Extension Service)

Government Contracting Step-by-Step with Wanda May (Business Opportunity Specialist at the SBA), and Mary Love (Arkansas Government Contracting Specialist at the Cooperative Extension Service)

What is Government Contracting? Did you know the federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses every year? Government contracts offer opportunities for small businesses, but there's an art to selling to the government.

Learn what you need to know about Government Contracting in this workshop led by contracting experts!

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to reserve your spot!

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Read more about our workshops, events and pitch competitions here: http://www.arconductor.org/gew/.

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