Startup Culture in the Classroom


Join the University of Arkansas’ Bessie B. Moore Center for Economic Education, Startup Junkie, and educators from around our state as we learn from Arkansas entrepreneurs who have made the leap and started their own business. These startup stories may just inspire the creative minds of your learners. At the very least they will serve as current examples to which your students can relate and serve for teaching business or higher-order thinking. See how they assessed current community needs and pulled together the resources needed to build their businesses. 

This is a four-part program that will introduce Arkansas teachers to some of the state’s most interesting and innovative founders. On Nov. 17, we’ll hear stories from entrepreneurs who were inspired to build companies to address needs and solve problems most important to them. Startup features include a bakery that trains those with intellectual disabilities critical job skills, a former corporate employee who’s helping teams communicate through improv, a European-trained chef who decided to bring her skills back home, a serial entrepreneur who’s using his network to help underserved small businesses, and more. 

This session will feature recorded conversations with several Arkansas entrepreneurs, and a few of those founders will be in attendance to take your questions, discuss their journeys in more detail, and help you spark curiosity in your students when it comes to entrepreneurship. Videos and sessions will be available for you to share with your students. 

Sessions are from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. CST and will be conducted over Zoom. You must register to receive a Zoom link and password to join us. 

These are provided by Startup JunkieBessie B. Moore Center for Economic EducationEconomics Arkansas, and Junior Achievement. Entrepreneurial activities will be provided along with a book on entrepreneurship. Inspire the next level of entrepreneurial thinkers.