Brand Camp 2019 Pitch Day
Jul
11
11:00 AM11:00

Brand Camp 2019 Pitch Day

The 2019 Brand camp will host a four day summer camp giving campers a slice of the marketing world. The camp will culminate with a Pitch Day, during which the student in their teams will present their campaigns to real clients! Join the teams from Eric Rob & Isaac Advertising and the University of Central Arkansas' University Relations & Creative Services Department and the Conductor to create a campaign for the Arkansas Travelers and hear the students pitch and present their hard work!

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Startup Grind with Matt Troup
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Startup Grind with Matt Troup

Join the Conductor for Startup Grind with Matt Troup, President and CEO of Conway Regional Health System.

Startup Grind is a monthly fireside chat presented in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs. Conway is one of 200 cities in the world with a Startup Grind chapter. Each month, the Conductor hosts a fireside chat with a local influencer/entrepreneur. To date, the Conductor has hosted Conway Mayor Bart Castleberry; Amy Fecher, Executive VP of Operations at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission; Earnest Sweat, California-based venture capitalist; Jeff Amerine, Principal of Startup Junkie Consulting; Jeff Standridge, Chief Catalyst of the Conductor; and Alison Williams, Chief-of-Staff for Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, among others.

Don't miss a chance to hear about Matt Troup's life and business advice, and network over food!

This is free and open to the public.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors Open + Networking

6:00 p.m. - Fireside Chat with Matt Troup

7:00 p.m. - Networking

About Matt Troup:

Matt Troup began his role as President & CEO of Conway Regional Health System on August 17, 2015, as part of a five-year management agreement between Conway Regional and CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock where Troup had been serving as Vice President, Ancillary Services.

Prior to his leadership at CHI St. Vincent, Troup was Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Site Administrator at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, FL. providing strategic and operations oversight for the hospital and trauma center.

His 20-year healthcare career includes serving as COO at Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, OK. He served in multiple roles at Texas Health Resources in Dallas; was President of Texas Health Presbyterian of Winnsboro; Vice President of Operations for Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas and Vice President for Methodist Health System, Dallas.

Troup has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He completed a Master of Science, Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. He is a Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives and has a Six Sigma Green Belt. He and his wife Melissa have been married for 25 years and have four boys, the oldest attends Hendrix College.

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Game Changers: Startup Stories by RazorCity IT
May
8
11:30 AM11:30

Game Changers: Startup Stories by RazorCity IT

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 RazorCity IT! Get the chance to hear RazorCity's startup story and business advice! 

About RazorCity IT:

It All Began More Than Twenty-Seven Years Ago.
Our founder, Keith Jetton finished his time in the Air Force and asked the question, “What’s next?”
Next, was technology!
So Keith, armed with a vision of what could be, set out on the adventure of a lifetime. RazorCity IT is the culmination of that adventure. With decades of experience under his belt, including time at a company ranked in 2015 in the top 100 Managed Services Providers for SMB, and over twenty-nine certifications in Microsoft, Microsoft Training, HP, HP ASE, and Citrix, Keith Jetton now leads the vibrant tech team of RazorCity IT. RazorCity IT utilizes technology solutions once reserved only for enterprise-level corporations to benefit small to mid-size businesses like yours.

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

12:00 p.m. - Introduction

12:15 p.m. - Presentation begins

12:30 p.m. - Q & A


May 8 | UCA's Makerspace (250 Donaghey Ave #130) | RSVP to reserve your spot!

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Startup Grind ft. Mike Preston
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

Startup Grind ft. Mike Preston

Join the Conductor for Startup Grind with Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. 

Startup Grind is a monthly fireside chat presented in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs. Conway is one of 200 cities in the world with a Startup Grind chapter. Each month, the Conductor hosts a fireside chat with a local influencer/entrepreneur. To date, the Conductor has hosted Conway Mayor Bart Castleberry; Amy Fecher, Executive VP of Operations at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission; Earnest Sweat, California-based venture capitalist; Jeff Amerine, Principal of Startup Junkie Consulting; Jeff Standridge, Chief Catalyst of the Conductor; and Alison Williams, Chief-of-Staff for Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, among others.

Don't miss a chance to hear about Mike Preston's life and business advice, and network over food!

This is free and open to the public.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors Open + Networking

6:00 p.m. - Fireside Chat with Mike Preston

7:00 p.m. - Networking

About Mike Preston:
Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed Michael “Mike” Preston executive director of the Arkansas Economic
Development Commission (AEDC) in March 2015. Preston is highly regarded as a leading advocate in
economic development. Since that time, Preston has made successful business recruitment trips to Japan, China, France, Germany, Israel, Cuba, Mexico, Italy, United Kingdom, New York City and Silicon Valley. The trips continue to play an important role in the state’s economic development efforts and have led to more than 300 companies signing agreements with AEDC to locate or expand in Arkansas. These companies are investing $8.06 billion and creating more than 16,000 new jobs.

Before joining AEDC, he served six and a half years as the Vice President of Government
Relations for Enterprise Florida, the state’s primary economic development organization.
During his tenure at Enterprise Florida, he was part of the team that helped create more than
147,000 jobs, paying an average wage of $56,437, and generating $10.07 billion in capital
investment.

In 2018, Preston was selected to join The Wall Street Journal’s prestigious CEO Council. It is an
invitation-only group that connects some of the world’s most ambitious and influential leaders
to discuss the issues shaping the future. The members lead companies that collectively employ
more than eight million people, generate $2.9 trillion in annual revenue and represent 20
countries in a wide cross-section of industries.

A 2005 graduate of the University of Florida, Mike and his wife Anne are proud to call Arkansas
home. They both volunteer in the community in a variety of ways, including the Children’s
Advocacy Centers of Arkansas, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Mapping A Successful Startup
Apr
11
2:00 PM14:00

Mapping A Successful Startup

Every great business begins as an idea. We will show you how to transform an idea into action using a Startup Map. At the heart of our discussion will be the critical player in any successful business, the customer. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a tangible action plan for your venture. Speaker: Nicolas Mayerhoeffer, ASBTDC Business Consultant

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Game Changers: Startup Stories by R3Fit Nutrition
Apr
10
11:30 AM11:30

Game Changers: Startup Stories by R3Fit Nutrition

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 the R3Fit Team! Get the chance to hear R3Fit Nutrition's startup story and business advice! 

About R3Fit Nutrition: R3FiT Nutrition provides products that help our customers REJUVENATE, RECHARGE, and REFUEL in record time. Located in Conway, AR, our national supplement company sells sports supplements that are 100% natural, safe, and designed to maximize human performance! Our products offer you 4th-quarter results by helping your body rejuvenate at a faster rate, by rehydrating you at the cellular level, and by refueling your body and mind.

Started by Patrick “Dr. FiT” Jamerson, who has almost 20 years of medical experience in the field of pharmaceutical sales and over 20 years in the fitness industry, our national supplement company saw a need for today's hybrid-style athlete, professional athlete, weekend warrior, or anyone who desires to maximize their genetic potential

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

12:00 p.m. - Introduction

12:15 p.m. - Presentation begins

12:30 p.m. - Q & A


April 10 | UCA's Makerspace (250 Donaghey Ave #130) | RSVP to reserve your spot!

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Startup Grind ft. Charles Morgan
Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

Startup Grind ft. Charles Morgan

Join the Conductor for Startup Grind with Charles Morgan, Chairman and CEO of First Orion. 

Startup Grind is a monthly fireside chat presented in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs. Conway is one of 200 cities in the world with a Startup Grind chapter. Each month, the Conductor hosts a fireside chat with a local influencer/entrepreneur. To date, the Conductor has hosted Conway Mayor Bart Castleberry; Amy Fecher, Executive VP of Operations at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission; Earnest Sweat, California-based venture capitalist; Jeff Amerine, Principal of Startup Junkie Consulting; Jeff Standridge, Chief Catalyst of the Conductor; and Alison Williams, Chief-of-Staff for Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, among others.

Don't miss a chance to hear about Charles Morgan's life and business advice, and network over food!

This is free and open to the public.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors Open + Networking

6:00 p.m. - Fireside Chat with Charles Morgan

7:00 p.m. - Networking

About Charles Morgan:

Charles D. Morgan is the visionary former Chairman and CEO of Acxiom Corporation, world leaders in data
gathering and its accompanying technology, with 1500 separate pieces of information on some half a billion
people around the globe. Now Chairman and CEO of his latest tech venture, First Orion, Morgan reveals his post-retirement start-up success story in a new book, Now What? The Biography of a (Finally) Successful Startup. The work of First Orion was recently highlighted in Time, USA Today, CNET, Washington Post,
CBS News, Inc., Fortune, New York Post, and The London Daily Mail.

He also held various leadership positions with the direct marketing association (DMA). Morgan
currently serves on the board of trustees of Inuvo, Inc., and was recently bestowed the 2018
Lifetime Achievement Award from Marketing EDGE. His dedication to the future of data science
is steadfast; today he is leading the efforts of the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences, a public-
private partnership devoted to upgrading the real-world computer and data analytic skills of the
Arkansas workforce.

His first book, Matters of Life and Data: The Remarkable Journey of a Big Data Visionary
Whose Work Impacted Millions (Including You), was published by Morgan James Publishing in
2015, and was Number 1 on Amazon’s Kindle Store/Business & Money/Industries/Information
Management.

The book elicited rave reviews from many business and political leaders, including Harry
Gambill, former CEO of the credit bureau TransUnion (“The book is like reading Atlas Shrugged,
Peyton Place and the best of Car and Driver all rolled into one…Written by a true legend of the
Big Data movement.”) and General Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander,
Europe, and erstwhile presidential candidate (“Charles Morgan tells how companies are built and
wealth is created. It’s a story as American as apple pie – and proof again that America is rich in
talent beyond her elite universities and privileged families.”).

A gadget geek from childhood, Morgan has raced motorcycles, flown jets, and built and driven his own racecars in a professional career that includes victories at both the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona, along with 17 other wins.

Charles D. Morgan lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with his wife, Susie. For more information,
please consult: https://thecharlesmorgan.com.

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Game Changers: Startup Stories with Listing Village
Mar
13
11:00 AM11:00

Game Changers: Startup Stories with Listing Village

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 Matthew Young, President of Listing Village, and Daniel Schroeder, COO of Listing Village. Get the chance to hear Listing Village's startup story and business advice! 

About Listing Village: Listing Village is a real estate tech startup. We started out as a custom web development shop and Realtors kept telling us their Homebuyers weren't using their websites. They kept leaving and going to Zillow. That's why we built ListingVillage.com. Listing Village is a Realtor's personal alternative to Zillow.com. That's important because Zillow doesn't make money unless they steal a Realtor's Homebuyers and sell them off as a lead. Unless a Realtor has a safe place for their Homebuyers to search for homes, they're going to go to Zillow and Zillow is going to try to steal them. Listing Village is that safe place. Our Realtors get their own website, with their own better-than-Zillow map, and every listing prompts their Homebuyers to connect with them.

11:00 a.m. - Doors open. Networking. Lunch is served.

11:30 a.m. - Presentation begins.

12:00 p.m. - Q & A

12:30 p.m. - Networking


March 13 | UCA's Makerspace (250 Donaghey Ave #130) | RSVP to reserve your spot!

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