It’s the biggest startup party in Arkansas!

The idea for Northwest Arkansas’ Startup Crawl came to members of the Startup Junkie team while visiting a similar event in Austin, Texas, at South by Southwest. Determined to bring the concept to their own backyard, the team got started in early 2017 planning the inaugural event.

Featuring startups and entrepreneurial support organizations around downtown Fayetteville as stops along the crawl, the first Startup Crawl launched in September 2017. Each stop was paired with a local craft brewery, giving the more than 1,000 registered attendees the chance to meet some of the region’s most exciting innovators in a fun, laid back environment. 

The biggest startup party in Arkansas was born.


In the years since, the event has grown, added more stops, featured more companies, and connected with more people from the Northwest Arkansas community. More than 2,500 people have registered for the last two Startup Crawls combined, and this year, we hope to set a new record with upwards to 2,000 attendees. 

With the purchase of a $15 reusable cup, attendees try beers from a dozen local craft breweries while meeting the entrepreneurs and innovators that have helped make Northwest Arkansas one of the best places in the world to live and start a business. In addition to the 12 stops along the crawl, the event features a mega-location at the Pryor Center on the Fayetteville Town Square, which hosts dozens of incredible startups.


The square, itself, serves as a destination, as there will be live music, a beer garden, and a number of other exciting activities.

There is no better opportunity for the Northwest Arkansas community to connect with and celebrate the vibrant, diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem the region has to offer, and no better opportunity for fellow entrepreneurs, innovators, founders, and creatives to share and connect with peers and potential new teammates.

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