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ASBTDC to Host accelHERate for Technology Entrepreneurs


JONESBORO — Women who are looking to start technology-based companies can hear from other women excelling in research, innovation and business at accelHERate, a free forum hosted by Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at Arkansas State University.

The event is Thursday, March 7, at the Delta Center for Economic Development, 319 University Loop West, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Speakers at the forum are Amanda Herget, co-owner of Gearhead Outfitters; Dr. Argelia Lorence, Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn Endowed Professor and director of A-State’s phenomics facility; Stacey Harral, senior vice president and senior resident director at Merrill Lynch; and Luna Acosta, A-State’s incubator manager and intellectual property and marketing manager.

The speakers will share lessons learned and advice for budding entrepreneurs on management and growth strategies, startup mistakes and how to avoid them, key skills for entrepreneurial success and commercialization funding opportunities through SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research).

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, visit asbtdc.org/training/jonesboro-events/.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made where possible upon request. Contact Sydney Rebstock, ASBTDC, P.O. Box 2650, State University, AR 72467 or call (870) 972-3517. 

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at Arkansas State University is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business, and Arkansas State University Neil Griffin College of Business. 

The ASBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses and technology businesses. Core services include free consulting and market research plus low to no-cost training. Learn more at asbtdc.org.

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