We were fortunate to have Matt Stevens, Manager of Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, and Edward Haddock, the Deputy District Director of the SBA in Arkansas on the show this week.
We dive into the strategic initiatives of the SBA to help grow scalable ventures in the innovation economy. We discuss the overall initiatives, and how Startup Junkie has been leveraging those initiatives to develop strong programs in the region of Northwest Arkansas.
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Caleb Hamilton of Metova talks about growing the culture of a world-class development company that just opened a new location in Fayetteville, AR.
They have a fantastic model to work with anyone from startups to Fortune 500 companies.
They are always looking to bring on great talent. They have a flexible culture and well thought out training programs to help their employees grow within the company.
Michael makes the switch from co-host to the victim of Jeff's jokes on the other side of the table.
Michael & Jeff dive into the making of FML! The Game, which is a board game parody of The Game of LIFE, marketed for young adults. As Jeff eloquantly describes it: "It's like cerebral beer pong"
The project will be live on Kickstarter from April 12 - May 13. Preorder your game at:
Bentonville High School students are working on some interesting projects! This week we have two groups, one who recently won the Congressional App Challenge for their work on an educational virtual reality app. The community has rallied around the second group to support their Electronic Vehicle conversion.
Guests this week:
Steven Douglass & Kyle Watson