EPSCoR-focused Roundtable Discussion on Jurisdictional Research Competitiveness & Innovation (invitation only)

Tour of the Innovation Hub

Get out and see the Innovation Hub, Arkansas’ first makerspace, which provides tools and training to entrepreneurs, students and other makers, preparing them to join and grow Arkansas’s economic ecosystem. Attendees will convene in front of the Marriott at 3:00 to depart by a chartered trolley for a tour of the STEAM-focused facility located at 204 E 4th St., North Little Rock, and learn about its impact on the regional economy.

State TBED Directors (invitation only)

This open discussion for state tech-based economic development leaders will focus on topics identified by those attending the meeting. Topics might range from coordinating the federal funds flowing to the states, communicating the value of your programs to specific operational issues.

Innovation Finance Roundtable

This roundtable will feature a series of attendee-driven conversations. Topics may include: attracting co-investors; sources of funding for administrative and services costs; and, trends in valuations and exits.