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Conductor Launches Second 10x GROWTH Accelerator

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Conductor Announces Application Period for the Second Cohort of the 10x GROWTH Accelerator

 

The Conductor today announced the official application period for the second cohort of a 20-week program designed to scale Arkansas’ high-growth tech and tech-enabled ventures. Conducted in partnership with Metova and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the scale-up-oriented accelerator will provide targeted support to growth-oriented ventures with additional focus on offering recommendations for improving software scalability and protection from cyber threats. 

The first cohort comprised 13 companies from across the state who convened in Conway each Tuesday to participate in the program.  “The Conductor’s 10x Accelerator has opened my eyes to new thoughts and ideas well beyond my expectations,” said Dan Parker, Chief Strategy Officer with High Performance Network. “The quality of the cohort is unsurpassed and the speakers are all experts with real entrepreneurial perspectives.” 

Gov. Asa Hutchinson visits with members of the 10x Growth Accelerator.

The 10x GROWTH Accelerator program consists of a growth-oriented, practical, peer-driven entrepreneurship education curriculum, leadership coaching and support services, access to capital, and connection to an expanded network. The program is designed to provide the foundation needed to accelerate companies’ annual revenues, while ensuring that any proprietary software (where applicable) is both scalable and resilient. 

“The leaders (of the 10x Accelerator) have poured their time and energy into organizing an amazing agenda each week,” said Christi Baker, CEO of Health Care Transformed.  “I have been most impressed with each of the speakers and how much they have been willing to share, to help, and support me along my entrepreneurial path.  Time is something we all value so very much and taking time for 10X has truly been worth it!”

Eligible companies are Arkansas-based, growth-oriented firms with annual average revenues from $100,000 to $10,000,000. Selected companies must commit to having at least one member and up to two members of the senior executive team available, engaged, and in attendance at program meetings.  During the 20-week program, required meetings will be once a week for up to three hours. Approximately 12-15 companies will be selected for the second cohort of the Program.

Kenny Kinley, President of Edafio Technology Partners speaks to the 10x Growth Accelerator.

Glenn Crockett, co-founder and CEO of Dave Creek Media, will once again serve as the Director of the 10x GROWTH Accelerator.  “The first cohort has been fantastic,” said Crockett. “We are looking forward to getting the next cohort up and running because this is a real difference-maker for our state.”

The application period for the 10x Cyber Accelerator opens on Friday, June 1st and will continue through June 30th.  The 20-week accelerator will begin on Tuesday, July 31st, and will take place in Conway on Tuesday nights from 3-6 p.m.

For more information about, or to apply for the 10x GROWTH Accelerator visit: arconductor.org/10xcyberaccelerator.

Members of Cohort #1 of the 10x Accelerator discuss various methods to accelerator business growth.

About the Conductor

The Conductor, a public-private partnership with the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting, drives innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development in central Arkansas through high-impact programming, one-on-one consulting, commercialization support, talent development and collaboration.

 About Metova

Founded in 2006, Metova set out to build beautiful mobile applications while creating a great place for people to work. Today, Metova serves the world’s leading companies providing mobile, web, connected home, connected car, and cybersecurity solutions that change how people live, work and play through technology. Metova’s work environment promotes a unique culture of teamwork, creativity and personal development that has attracted leading engineering, strategy and design talent. To learn more, please visit metova.com or metova.com/jobs.

About Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Created in 1955 to make Arkansas more competitive in the post-World War II era, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) seeks to create economic opportunity by attracting higher-paying jobs, expanding and diversifying local economies in the state, increasing incomes and investment, and generating positive growth throughout The Natural State. Arkansas is a pro-business environment operating leaner, faster and more focused through a streamlined state government designed to act on corporate interests quickly and decisively.

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