The College of Arkansas introduced Friday (Jan. 20) that six startups will take part within the third cohort of the Greenhouse Out of doors Recreation Program (GORP). The spring 2023 cohort consists of 5 corporations targeted on biking and one with a give attention to mountaineering.

In accordance with a information launch, GORP is the flagship enterprise incubation program led by the UA’s Workplace of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (OEI). It’s primarily based at The Collaborative, the college’s schooling and analysis hub in Bentonville.

GORP will help the startups with coaching, mentoring and product and repair improvement to assist them scale globally, the discharge reveals. The 12-week program, which began Thursday (Jan. 19), offers every firm with as much as $15,000 in funding that doesn’t require the proprietor to surrender fairness.

Phil Shellhammer, OEI’s senior director of enterprise incubation, mentioned the cohort provides a possibility for “cross-pollination” among the many house owners.

“Every particular person founder brings with them distinctive and useful experiences that I can see helpful to a number of the different founders within the cohort,” Shellhammer mentioned.

Following are the cohort startups:

  • All Our bodies on Bikes Clothes Co., Bentonville. The biking attire firm was co-founded by Marley Blonsky.
  • Greatest Experience of Your Life (b-royl), Bentonville. The biking attire firm was co-founded by Ironman triathlete Tracy Byrd and Andrew Jacuzzi.
  • Cloud Pad, Bentonville. The outside bouldering merchandise firm was co-founded by Alex Huesing and Pedro Somarriba.
  • Greenway Bike Co., Fayetteville. The corporate that’s changing bicycles from analog to electrical was based by Brent Robinson.
  • Reggy, a number of places. The corporate that gives instruments to attach coaches and occasion organizers with cyclists was based by Eliot Jackson.
  • UNCL (Common Community Managed Lock) Co., Bentonville. The startup contains an app-enabled safety gadget for bicycles and was co-founded by UA MBA college students Michael Burton, Clayton Woodruff, Payton Lenz and Chris Roderick.
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