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Startup Crawl 2019 is just three weeks away and there’s an aggressive goal of attracting at least 2,000 people to the event this year.

Modeled after a startup crawl that’s part of South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, the 2019 event in Northwest Arkansas takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 on the Fayetteville Square.

Proceeds from the event will support entrepreneurship education by Startup Junkie Foundation in Northwest Arkansas.

It’s a one-night celebration of Northwest Arkansas’ amazing startup community, matching the region’s craft beer producers with startups across the region.

 “It’s the biggest startup party in Arkansas,” said Caleb Talley, director of events for Startup Junkie. “There are so many incredible young companies and innovate thinkers right here in our own back yard. Startup Crawl gives everyone the opportunity to meet these awesome people, to get a glimpse inside their world in as fun an atmosphere as any.” 

This year’s stops include Startup Junkie, Zenworks, SharpHue, the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub, Metova, Lineus Medical, AXIS Lounge, the NWA Fab Lab, Big Box Karaoke, Likewise, the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and Newmark MTP at 112 Center. 

In addition to the 12 stops, the Startup Crawl will feature a mega-location at the Pryor Center, 1 E. Center St., where dozens of startups will be exhibiting and interacting with everyone in attendance.

The event’s sponsors include Cox, the Walton Family Foundation, the City of Fayetteville, B-Unlimited, Hall Estill, Arkansas Money & Politics, leisurlist, Cox Media and Startup Junkie.

There’s more information about Startup Crawl 2019 and how to purchase the $15 tickets on the Startup Junkie website.

Special thanks to our major investors for their support of the Northwest Arkansas Council and our work in the region: