Greenhouse Outdoor Recreation Program

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The Greenhouse Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) is a business incubation program focused on the development of entrepreneurs who are creating innovative products and services within the outdoor recreation industry. GORP offers three programs, each of which is designed to meet entrepreneurs where they aregeographically and in their business development. 

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Incubator Intensives

Across Arkansas

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Cohort Incubator

Based in Bentonville


General Entrepreneurship Support icon  General Entrepreneurial Support

GORP offers a variety of a la carte services to idea-stage entrepreneurs to provide as-needed assistance with foundational business support. These services, available around the state, include: 

  • Workshops
  • Networking events
  • 1:1 consulting
  • Legal services

Incubator Intensives  Incubator Intensives

A new offering of GORP, Incubator Intensives will be offered in four regions around the state, each of which was selected in part because of its proximity to a state park. Entrepreneurs within the county where that park is located or in counties adjacent to it are eligible to participate in these 4-week business-support intensives. Incubators Intensives are designed for founders building products and services at the idea-to-launch stage within the outdoor economy. Weekly program activities will center around customer discovery, financing, marketing, and legal support.

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Queen Wilhelmina State Park—Mena, Polk County

Petit Jean State Park—Morrilton, Conway County

Pinnacle Mountain State Park—Roland, Pulaski County

West Delta Heritage Trail—Helena, Phillips County

 

 

Important note: Founders must have or plan to have a legal corporate entity before the beginning of the Incubator Intensive program.

Incubator admission decisions will be made by committee. If you are unsure of your company's readiness or have questions before you apply, feel free to reach out to Elizabeth Quinn at ehquinn@uark.edu. 


Cohort Incubator  Cohort Incubator

Located in Bentonville, the Cohort Incubator is a competitive program offered twice a year to selected applicants. This 12-week curriculum includes workshops, a dedicated mentor team, product/service development support, up to $15K per company of non-dilutive funding, and an intern from the Venture Intern Program. Companies accepted into the Cohort will be expected to commit an average of 15 hours per week to the program and their businesses.

APPLY FOR THE COHORT INCUBATOR


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Stay in the loop with our latest events and programs by joining our email list. Building a company or organization? Tell us more so we can tailor our offerings to you.

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Questions? Email Elizabeth Quinn (ehquinn@uark.edu) Senior Program Manager of GORP Around the State.

The Greenhouse @ the Bentonville Collaborative, 702 SE 5th St. Suite 46, Bentonville, AR