Startup Crawl set for Friday (Sept. 29) in downtown Fayetteville

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Startup Junkie Consulting and the Exchange are hosting a Startup Crawl 4-9 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 29) to highlight the Downtown Innovation District in Fayetteville.

Startup Crawl will start at 4 p.m. at Arkansas Research & Technology Park at 535 W. Research Blvd. in Fayetteville for check-in.

ARTP activities will include tours of the ARTP labs, tech-based company displays, an electric car rally and live music from National Park.

Representatives of the companies located in the park, including Wolfspeed, Ozark Integrated Circuits, WattGlass, SurfTec and Picasolar will be present.

ARTP festivities will end at 6 p.m., and attendees can ride shuttle buses to the downtown square, according to Startup Junkie.

Check-in at the square is at 1 E. Center St. Stops include the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, where businesses displays will be set up, Startup Junkie, the Fab Lab, Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub, the Fayettechill store and the offices of Zenwork, Metova, Lineus Medical, Lauren James Creative Office, Fox Trot and Lofty Labs.

Prizes will be given out every 30 minutes. The live music lineup includes the ‘90s cover band Dial-Up on the square, Toxic Rhythms at Lineus Medical and Handmade Moments will perform at Fayettechill.

The square will also have a food truck, JJ’s Brew and Que.

Craft beer and other tap drinks will be available from Apple Blossom Brewing Co., Bentonville Brewing Co., Bike Rack Brewing Co., Black Apple Crossing, Columbus House Brewery, Core Brewing Co., Fossil Cove Brewing Co., Ozark Beer, New Providence Brewing Co., West Mountain Brewing Co. and Saddlebock Brewery.

The event at ends at 9 p.m.

Startup Junkie assists entrepreneurs and innovators through one-to-one consulting, events, workshops and programs, in addition to help accessing capital and talent. Startup Junkie has a contract with the city of Fayetteville to help brand it the “Startup City of the South.”

Exchange is a new venture in the Northwest Arkansas startup community that connects entrepreneurs and enterprises so that they can innovate together in new ways, according to the Startup Junkie press release. Exchange offers free co-working space to select startups, mentorship with industry experts and community events for entrepreneurs to meet with area companies.