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One of the nation’s best places for entrepreneurs to start up their businesses.

Home to three Fortune 500 companies and an R1 university, Northwest Arkansas is well-positioned to be a significant player in the innovation economy, and it is an emerging hotspot for startups.

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Best Metro Area for
Minority Entrepreneurs
FAST
COMPANY
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Gross Metro
Product
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Higher Than National
Income Average
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Best Cities
for Jobs
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In the middle of the American Heartland and headquarters, Northwest Arkansas has enjoyed national attention from Entrepreneur.com as an unexpected hub for tech startups, from DataFox as one of the best places to found a startup outside of Silicon Valley and from FastCompany.com as a top place for minority-owned businesses.

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Get plugged in at the Startup NWA Blog, your destination for entrepreneurship stories and business growth highlights from the Heartland.

Startup NWA
June 5, 2024

Namrata Singhal: From Wall Street to Bentonville – Pioneering Tech Solutions for Moms

Meet Namrata Singhal, who’s shaking up Northwest Arkansas with her tech startup, Poppins. After a…
Startup NWA
May 21, 2024

Fueling Innovation in Bentonville: How a Thriving Community Propels Biotech Startups to Success

As our region fast becomes a hotspot for biotech and health tech startups, there’s a…
Startup NWA
May 7, 2024

A Chat with FemPAQ’s April Roy: Finding Funding the Unconventional Way

Dive into the unconventional funding journey of April Roy and her startup FemPAQ, as she…
Startup NWA
April 17, 2024

Tyson’s Demo Day, Investor Speed Dating, and Hustle Fund’s $0.02 on Fundraising

Welcome to the first edition of the StartupNWA Release Notes, dispatched from the heart of…
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