Accelerators, Incubators & Studios
Cultivating an Innovative and Supportive Business Ecosystem
Bentonville’s accelerators, incubators and studios serve as thriving hubs for startups and visionaries. Here, you’ll find mentorship, expertise and the nurturing environment your startup needs to flourish.
Arkansas I-Fund at Winrock International
The Arkansas I-Fund provides a platform for the creation and launch of high-growth companies, spurring economic development and job creation.
BioAR Trial Accelerator
The BioAR Trial Accelerator focuses on biotherapeutics companies ready to conduct a clinical trial within 12 months of entry or for companies moving to the next phase of clinical trial.
Bounds Accelerator is a next-generation technology accelerator, kicking off January 2024.
Builders + Backers Northwest Arkansas
Builders + Backers NWA provides funding, resources and support needed to take ideas from start to scale.
Cartwheel Startup Studio
Cartwheel Startup Studio creates, incubates and accelerates B2B SaaS (software as a service) companies. Their focus is on applying emerging technology within the retail value chain.
EforAll/EparaTodos Northwest Arkansas
Entrepreneurship for All offers a free, one-year accelerator program that provides immersive business training, mentorship and access to an extended professional network. EforAll also offers this program in Spanish as EparaTodos.
EMPOWER rallies around women and non-binary STEM entrepreneurs so that they can be supported in accessing funding opportunities to develop their innovation and take it to market.
FemHealth Founders (FHF) empowers female founders to build and lead profitable, women-centric companies that are offering solutions to women’s health-related issues. FHF cultivates innovation, validation, mentorship and investment in women’s health and wellness solutions.
Fuel Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Accelerator
In the Fuel AI/ML accelerator program, participants receive mentorship and education within your specific industry vertical. Additionally, they benefit from coaching and connections from the program’s enterprise partners to optimize interactions with new partners and potential customers.
Fuel for Your Health Accelerator
In the Fuel for Your Health accelerator program, participants receive mentorship and education for healthtech-oriented startups. Additionally, they benefit from coaching and connections from the program’s enterprise partners to optimize interactions with new partners and potential customers.
Greenhouse Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP)
The Greenhouse Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) is a business incubator focused on the development of companies who are creating innovative products and services within the outdoor recreation industry.
HeartX is a cardiovascular-focused healthcare accelerator that facilitates guaranteed hospital pilot projects and clinical trials for accomplished, early-stage companies bringing new cardiovascular innovations to market.
Plug and Play NWA Supply Chain and Logistics Accelerator
Plug and Play combines Silicon Valley’s established startup ecosystem with Northwest Arkansas’s world-leading corporations to create the ultimate Supply Chain & Logistics innovation ecosystem.
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