Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Sara Brown of Heifer International delivers the keynote address for the 2017 Social Innovation Challenge at the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub. The challenge is one of many opportunities for entrepreneurial students offered by the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The purpose of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Living Learning Community is to support a community of students who thrive on innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity.

This LLC is is open to students from all disciplines with an interest in developing an innovative mindset. Entrepreneurship – defined as the process of creative problem solving that results in positive economic, social, or environmental outcomes – is at its core. Students are encouraged to explore and discover their interests, ideate, create and work collaboratively to find innovative solutions to challenges.

Members of the LLC will have access to work spaces across campus to meet like-minded individuals and develop new ideas and projects. Programs provided by University faculty/staff and members of the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem will support students as they blaze their trail at the UofA.

It is located in the new Stadium Drive Residence Halls.

Benefits

  • Create connections with peers who share similar interests
  • Plug in to the entrepreneurial community on campus and in NWA
  • Join a community of changemakers, dreamers and makers who share a passion for creating lasting change

Who should join?

  • You are comfortable with experimentation and change.
  • You are open to learning from failures.
  • You self-identify as “entrepreneur” or “innovator.”

Requirements

  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Arkansas
  • Complete a series of 4 core workshops that draw on design thinking and lean startup methodologies to build an innovation mindset:
    • Start with the Problem
    • Heart of the Customer
    • Rapid Prototyping
    • Art of the Pitch
  • Enroll in the 0-credit hour class delegated for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation LLC and attend its seminars
  • Attend two additional events (speakers, trainings, etc) per semester related to entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Live in the building designated for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation LLC, the new Stadium Drive Residence Halls, and have a roommate who is also selected for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation LLC.

Contact Information

Contact Deb Williams, director of student programs for the Walton College of Business, for more information.

Staff

Deb Williams
Director of Student Programs
Walton College
dswillia@uark.edu


Rachel Sullivant
Director of Student Engagement
McMillion Studios
ral007@uark.edu