Daniel Schutte continues his steady rise in the Arkansas tech scene. As The Venture Center’s managing director of accelerator programs, Schutte has brought a breadth of experience to his role in connecting fintech startups with heavy hitters in the financial services industry. Schutte must carefully balance dual roles as a startup mentor and innovation collaborator, a skill mostly attributable to his own entrepreneurial experience.
He was the COO of a commercial printing operation for more than a decade before founding his first companies, the most successful in the music/entertainment space. He scaled an online music streaming platform to several million users. He most recently exited a boutique live-music booking agency out of Nashville, Tenn., before meeting his wife, moving to Little Rock and joining The Venture Center.
Long before COVID-19 pushed meetings to the Zoom platform, Schutte spent his days online, meeting fintech companies founders from around the world to connect the most promising technologies with The Venture Center’s financial services clients. As those clients look to serve their customers better by integrating cutting-edge technologies, Schutte’s dedication and industry expertise have made him a trusted voice.