Fuel is a collaborative accelerator program designed for early- and growth-stage supply chain startups. By participating in the program, startups will receive guidance from mentors, make connections and gain more education that will help them build a successful company.
The program is 16 weeks long, starting with a kickoff reception in January and continuing through May with a demonstration day for all of the companies. From Jan. 24 through May 17, the participants will have weekly mentor sessions, CEO roundtables and supply chain lunches.
Startups must have some funding or revenue in order to be eligible for Fuel. At least one startup team member must be present in Northwest Arkansas during the duration of the program. Office space will be provided at Exchange in Bentonville.
Only 10 startups will be accepted into the program. Collaboration is a keyword for Fuel, and the program encourages the participants to learn from each other in order to improve their respective companies.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 9. Interviews will begin in November, and finalists will be announced in December. The program is scheduled to kick off in January.