March 22, 2023

UA’s Heartland Problem pronounces 12 semifinalists

The College of Arkansas has chosen a dozen pupil startup groups for its fourth annual Heartland Problem Startup Competitors.

The Heartland Problem is a world competitors designed to simulate the method of elevating enterprise capital for a high-growth enterprise with a money prize pool of $100,000. The UA’s Workplace of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (OEI) manages the competitors.

This 12 months’s occasion is April 13-15 on the Ledger in downtown Bentonville. There have been a file 90 candidates for the competitors, which was narrowed right down to 12 semifinalists.

“It brings me nice pleasure to showcase Bentonville as an attraction and vacation spot for pupil founders from throughout the nation,” mentioned Deb Williams, OEI’s senior director of operations and pupil packages. “The alternatives are countless for founders on the lookout for a beautiful place to construct their companies with assist from traders, mentors, and a extremely interconnected entrepreneurial neighborhood.”

The Heartland Problem is the primary international pupil startup competitors in Arkansas and has awarded over $350,000 because it was first held just about within the spring of 2020.

Previous winners have included expertise startups centered on the music business and enhancing most cancers detection, in addition to a recycling-based constructing supplies firm.

Extra particulars in regards to the groups—representing eight universities and 7 states — judges and schedule can be found at this hyperlink.

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