Heartland Challenge Graduate Student Startup Competition
The University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business hosted the first annual Heartland Challenge in Spring 2020. Graduate student entrepreneurs from around the world applied to come to Northwest Arkansas on April 20-21, 2020, to compete for a cash prize pool of $135,000. Due to COVID-19, the competition was held virtually on May 27-29, 2020.
The Heartland Challenge is made possible by generous support from the Walton Family Foundation. The Heartland Challenge is the first global student startup competition held in the state of Arkansas.