Seed Funding

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Calling all student innovation teams! Pitch your idea for a chance to receive $500 to $2,000 in funding to support approved expenses in the following categories: customer discovery, prototype development, market research, legal, and design.

FALL 2022 Seed Funding Pitch Competition

Date: TBD


Requirements: Students must currently be enrolled at the U of A, have an innovative idea, and share how they would use the funds toward customer discovery or prototyping. A total of 10 teams will be selected to pitch. Pitches are 2-3 minutes, slides and notes are allowed, and multiple students can participate in a pitch.

Students can pitch for prototyping resources, legal fees, design services, and market research costs. Students can pitch as individuals or teams, and they can request up to $2,000. Prior customer discovery or market research on their ideas required before competition.

Please email for more information or you have questions on our upcoming event.


*Partnership between OEI & UA School of Law made the Seed Funding funds and program possible.

DONORS: Help us to continue to PLANT THE SEED in student startup success!  Donate to support the bi-annual Seed Funding Pitch Competitions. Spread the work and download our PLANT THE SEED flyer here. 

Idea Fame Pitch Competition

Do you have an idea for a new product or service? Are you willing to pitch that idea for $1,000? Here’s your chance… 

Startup Junkie launched IdeaFame in 2019. This 60-second pitch competition is offered several times a year in different locations - including the University of Arkansas campus. Stay tuned or email for more information.

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