The conductor hosted the first Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO) Summit at the Arnold Innovation Center in Conway last week as part of its Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration, the public-private partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie that began Monday was announced. More than 32 support organizations attended the summit to brainstorm ways to innovate and improve entrepreneurship across Arkansas.
“We heard from entrepreneurs themselves, listened to each other’s experiences, and then discussed best practices and next steps on how we can continue to improve our support of entrepreneurs at all stages,” Conductor Executive Director Grace Rains said in the news release. said. “As organizations, we spend a lot of time working to support entrepreneurs versus talking about how we work together as a collective. This opportunity allowed us to take a step back and discuss how we can work together and tackle big problems as an ecosystem.”