Entrepreneur & Small Business Support Organizations
Find Partners and Support on Your Business Journey
Bentonville is a city that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, and we’re here to ensure your success. Explore the myriad resources and organizations committed to empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Success Starts Here
From conception to expansion, you’ll find resources to support your growth.
1 Million Cups - Bentonville
1 Million Cups provides a supportive, inclusive space for entrepreneurs and their communities to gather and connect, where they can work through business challenges and identify opportunities.
Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) - Fayetteville/Bentonville
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas helps small businesses thrive. We provide one-on-one confidential consulting and guidance to support enterprising Arkansans in the Northwest Arkansas region. We also offer affordable workshops to help you gain the knowledge and skills that you need to succeed.
Endeavor creates a Multiplier Effect by inspiring high-growth founders to dream bigger, supporting and investing in them to scale faster and providing a platform to pay it forward — thereby compounding their individual impact.
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.
HealthTech Arkansas helps to drive innovation in Arkansas health systems through accelerator programs and internal innovation programming.
McMillon Innovation Studio
The McMillon Innovation Studio develops future leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators by cultivating their creative mindset and connecting them to opportunities to make a real-world impact.
Science Venture Studio
The Science Venture Studio, in collaboration with Innovate Arkansas, the Northwest Arkansas Council and the University of Arkansas Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, aims to help Arkansas science- and technology-based startups apply for non-dilutive federal funding.
SizeUp Bentonville is a business intelligence and market research platform that provides detailed analysis of market trends, competition, customer demographics and more, allowing you to identify new opportunities and optimize your operations for success.
Startup Junkie supports, inspires and educates entrepreneurs and innovators by providing no-cost, one-on-one consulting; events, workshops and programs; and access to capital and talent.
Startup NWA provides resources, events and community for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Northwest Arkansas.
Venture Mentoring Service
The Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) program at the University of Arkansas is a free initiative that provides innovators and entrepreneurs access to experienced mentors to accelerate and support commercialization and entrepreneurship in a scalable manner.
Venture Noire Members are a group of innovative leaders working to solve problems through the development of new movements and technologies.
World Trade Center Arkansas
The World Trade Center Arkansas secures funding for Arkansas companies through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant provided by the United States Small Business Administration. They then award it to eligible Arkansas small businesses to fund export initiatives such as trade shows and exhibitions, inbound and outbound trade missions, consulting, website translations, marketing media and other export initiatives.
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