seed arkansas summit

 THE Summit

Startups  |  Education  |  Economic Development

October 11 - 12, 2022

Let's be honest...The higher education landscape is changing.

Universities must innovate how they attract and educate students to stay viable in the next decade. In addition, economic development trends are changing as communities are shifting from recruiting large industries and moving towards entrepreneurial support. This shift in economic development strategy is an opportunity for universities across the state to collaborate with their local community leaders to leverage resources and grow student entrepreneurs. These partnerships will contribute to the attraction and retention of multi-disciplinary students and keep entrepreneurial talent local.

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an example of how empowering student entrepreneurs contribute to increased university enrollment and new venture starts in the regional community. In partnership with the Sam M. Walton College of Business, OEI is hosting the inaugural SEED Summit with the purpose of providing a platform for academic and community collaboration to advance entrepreneurial ecosystem building across the state.  





To find out more information about the SEED Arkansas Summit, email Tiffany Henry at


The SEED Summit is sponsored by the Sam M. Walton College of Business. 

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