‘Ark Tank’ launched by Arkansas Tourism, Innovate Arkansas

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Have an idea for a business that would spur tourism in Arkansas? Now is the chance to pitch that idea.

Arkansas Tourism, in partnership with Innovate Arkansas, is accepting applications for Ark Tank, a startup pitch competition to be held Feb. 26 the Hot Springs Convention Center in conjunction with the 2019 Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The pitch competition winner will walk away with a cash prize of $5,000, a guarantee for mentorship from professionals in the field related to the winning business idea, and ongoing advisement with Innovate Arkansas and the Arkansas Tourism research and development section, a media release on Ark Tank said.

“We are looking for the ideas and energy that entrepreneurs bring to everything they do. To apply those ideas for continued tourism business growth in our state is a great opportunity,” said Arkansas Tourism Director Jim Dailey. “Ark Tank will be an exciting addition to our annual conference, and we can’t wait to see the ideas that will be presented.”

David Sanders, director of Innovate Arkansas at Winrock International said that both tourism and entrepreneurs are important to the betterment of Arkansas’ economy.

Read more: https://talkbusiness.net/2018/12/ark-tank-launched-by-arkansas-tourism-innovate-arkansas/

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