Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Growing a Vibrant Tech Ecosystem in Northwest Arkansas

Project Title: NWA Venture Team

As the home base for Walmart and Tyson Foods, Northwest Arkansas has done a remarkable job attracting and retaining large corporations. But creating an environment that lures innovative technology entrepreneurs and the high-paying jobs they create requires something a bit different. Building on the success of Innovate Arkansas, the NWA Venture team, in partnership with the Walton Family Foundation and the Northwest Arkansas Council, brings together a community of engineers, artists and innovators to build a region that draws and keeps entrepreneurs from around the globe.

Funder: Walton Family Foundation
Project Start: 10/01/2014
Project End: 09/15/2017