A self-proclaimed “Startup Nerd,” Steve Rice is the principle of SR Communications, a strategic communications and leadership consultancy. Steve also founded the Start Here Initiative, a community-led effort that seeks to close the gap that exists for women and minorities in access to capital in entrepreneurism. He routinely writes on inclusion, entrepreneurism, and leadership for local, regional and national publications.

 

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This Arkansas Rapper Turned Entrepreneur Blends Tech and Music

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It is hard to put Chane “Big Piph” Morrow in a box. The Stanford-educated rapper turned entrepreneur just doesn’t fit the mold. And he likes it that way. His latest project, The Legacy Project Experience (TLP) is exactly what you would expect from an…

Little Rock-Based VC FinTech Accelerator Funded Through 2018

Little Rock-Based VC FinTech Accelerator Funded Through 2018

On Wednesday, August 3, nearly 300 attendees packed the William J. Clinton Presidential Center for the inaugural Global Investor Demo Day of the VC FinTech Accelerator. Investors, financial services professionals, business executives and government leaders celebrated the completion of the 12-week program. The founders of The…

VC FinTech Accelerator Announces Global Investor Demo Day at Clinton Center

The Venture Center in Little Rock announced the Global Investor Demo Day to be held at the Clinton Presidential Center in downtown Little Rock on Wednesday, August 3. Ten early-stage FinTech innovative companies – two international and eight from the U.S. – will present investor…

How RaftUp Is Making a Huge Impact in the Boating Community

How RaftUp Is Making a Splash This Summer

If you are a boater or boating enthusiast, you know that navigating your favorite body of water often involves a combination of paper maps, scrawled notes on the best spots and sites from the locals, and advice from your friendly marina staff. What Is…

Little Rock’s VC FinTech Accelerator Announces First Cohort

Little Rock's VC FinTech Accelerator Announces First Cohort

Gary Norcross, CEO of FIS Global – the world’s leading provider of financial technology services – kicked off the VC FinTech Accelerator at the Venture Center in Little Rock on Monday May 16. Norcross joined Tim Griffin, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, as well as…

Bill Clinton Meets with VC FinTech Cohort in Little Rock

Moments before taking the stage to keynote the 10th graduating class of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, the former president met privately with the startup founders of the VC FinTech Accelerator, which kicked off Monday, May 16th in Little Rock….

National Entrepreneurship Expert Susan Amat Gives Little Rock a Boost

National Entrepreneurship Expert Susan Amat Gives Little Rock a Boost

Susan Amat, Ph.D., founder of Miami-based Venture Hive visited Little Rock a while back. The Venture Center, an entrepreneurial incubator focused on building high-growth startups, hosted Dr. Amat for a visit that entailed discussions that ranged from ecosystem development to economic development through entrepreneurship. Who…

LineGard Med Wins Delta Challenge at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Arkansas-Based LineGard Med Wins at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Spencer Jones, CEO of LineGard Med clinched the first place spot at the 2016 Delta Challenge on Thursday afternoon at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW). The showcase, presented by the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), represented the culmination of a multi-month process which kicked off this fall in…