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Game Changers: Startup Stories by Las Delicias

  • UCA Makerspace 250 Donaghey Avenue #130 Conway, AR, 72034 United States (map)

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.


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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