The Startup Village program provides critical workspace that is free to accepted members for their first year of membership. Founded in 2019 with its inaugural location at the Hathcock Building in downtown Fayetteville, Startup Village expanded in 2023 to offer entrepreneurs additional workspace at The Collaborative in Bentonville. Now referred to as Startup Village North (Bentonville) and Startup Village South (Fayetteville), the two sites provide desks, offices, conference rooms, and free WiFi to members.
Startup Village supports early-stage companies, defined as scalable, pre-revenue ventures developing a product or service that have limited operational history and minimal market presence — or are in their first year of revenue and are continuing to refine their business model. University undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and affiliates are welcome to apply. Affiliates include community members who are active participants, or past participants, in any business incubation programming sponsored by the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OEI) and / or scalable ventures counseled and serviced by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC).
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