The Conductor of Conway, in partnership with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, is launching the sixth cohort of its ’10X Growth Accelerator.’ The Conductor is a public-private partnership with the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie which aims to drive innovation, entrepreneurship and economic empowerment in central Arkansas through programming, consulting, commercialization support, talent development, collaboration, and maker training and rapid prototyping in UCA’s Makerspace.
The 10X Growth Accelerator program consists of a practical, peer-driven entrepreneurship education curriculum, leadership coaching and support services, access to capital and connection to an expanded support network. Since beginning in 2018, 68 Arkansas-based businesses have graduated from the program. Previous graduates include 3E Software, Inc., Boost Midwest, deTaso, Staley House, LLC and GoRogueX.
“The 10X Growth Accelerator was created in 2018 to help companies 10X their business, and after five successful cohorts, the impact is evident across our state with many new jobs and increased revenues. Success stories continue to be shared, including one that happened within the last two months,” said Glenn Crockett, 10X Growth Accelerator director. “One of our latest cohort members just signed a distributor in Australia to expand their international footprint. This program can truly make a positive impact on your business.”
The 14-week program will consist of required meetings, once a week, for up to three hours in Conway. Growth-oriented firms with average annual revenues between $100,000 and $10,000,000 can apply and must commit to having at least one C-level executive available, engaged and attending accelerator meetings.
Approximately 20 companies will be selected to form this year’s cohort, for which applications are now open. Starting in August, participants will receive targeted training by subject matter experts and receive peer-to-peer coaching and mentoring through a series of leadership roundtables.
Applications are due July 11, 2022. The program will kick off on August 9, 2022, and convene Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. in Conway, Arkansas. If you are interested in applying for the 10X Growth Accelerator, please visit https://www.arconductor.org/