Northwest Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas is a three-county region located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Booming prosperity accompanying a tremendous increase in the area’s population has made Northwest Arkansas a recognized economic success.  With the region’s Hispanic population now at 17%, the region’s community and business leaders want to ensure that all residents have the same opportunity to start and grow a business, leading to its championing of EforAll and its Spanish program, EparaTodos.

Programas también disponibles en español en su comunidad.

Our Programs

Business Accelerator

The Accelerator is a free, one-year program offered twice a year in EforAll communities. It provides immersive business training, mentorship and access to an extended professional network. Anyone with a dream to start or grow a business is encouraged to apply.

Pitch Contests

Fast-paced, fun community events that enable early-stage entrepreneurs to gain valuable exposure and feedback on a business idea at no cost. Great opportunity to network and validate business idea with potential to win a cash prize from EforAll.

Northwest AR Entrepreneurs

Upcoming Events

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News and Local Stories

Northwest AR Mentor Spotlight

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Our Northwest AR community will engage over 200 volunteers each year to help support entrepreneurs who participate in our Business Accelerators and Pitch Contests. There are several volunteer options so you can apply for the one that best fits your interests and availability.

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If you want to help support our entrepreneurs in the Northwest AR area, please consider making an online donation today.  Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

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Rodrigo Salas

Executive Director

Mary Beth Breshears

Program Manager

Ariana Palmer

Program Coordinator

Local Partners

Leadership Advisory Council

  • Adam Arroyos – Serve2Perform
  • Ana Arguello – Walmart
  • Angela Grayson – Precipice IP
  • Cal Rose – Wright Lindsey Jennings
  • Denise Thomas – World Trade Center
  • Eric McGee – JB Hunt
  • Graham Cobb – Walton Entreprises
  • Jeannette Balleza Collins – NWA Council
  • Jordan Franklin – Stratice
  • Jordan Lanning – Dumpster Detail
  • Karinna Rodriguez – Signature Bank
  • Rogelio Garcia – UofA
  • Todd Wisdom – Hogan Taylor
  • James Bell – GBCC