A History of Start-Up Success
Our students count more wins at state and national business plan competitions than any other university – 22 national wins, 54 awards at the Arkansas Governor's Cup, and 3 wins at the Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State. Since 2002, students have won more than $2.8 million in prize money and raised $60 million to build their businesses. The greatest success stories, however, are the 35 startup companies and organizations founded by the program's alumni.
The fundamentals taught in the classroom include identifying and analyzing opportunities, developing viable business models, and funding the start-up process. Whether it's the graduate certificate in entrepreneurship or the MBA entrepreneurship concentration, the goal is the same: to equip students with the tools and opportunities to develop ideas and get noticed.
In the Fall of 2017, entrepreneurship students will have a new resource in the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub on the Fayetteville square. The Hub will provide meeting and co-working space for students and alumni, host events and workshops, and serve the Northwest Arkansas entrepreneurial community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for news and updates.