NWA is ready for takeoff

NWA is ready for takeoff

Northwest Arkansas has the potential to be a leader in aviation, but creating a culture to support the industry is a slow process, Steuart Walton told Axios.

Driving the news: UP.Partners, Steuart and Tom Walton, and Ross Perot Jr. hosted UP.Summit in Bentonville this week, an event that draws established and startup companies to discuss the future of transportation.

Bentonville gets star role as setting for UP.Summit conference

Bentonville gets star role as setting for UP.Summit conference

“How long is it until all of us can get up in one of these things? I think it might be a little while,” Steuart Walton said of the new technologies on display at UP.Summit. “But this is about a long-term vision.”
The goal of holding the summit in Bentonville is to position the area as a leader in environmentally friendly transportation technology that brings jobs and innovation, Walton told attendees.

Plug and Play Launches $25.5M Supply Chain Fund

Plug and Play Launches $25.5M Supply Chain Fund

Plug and Play’s Supply Chain Innovation Platform is excited to announce the closing of Plug and Play Supply Chain Fund I, L.P., a $25.5 million venture capital fund focusing on investments across the end-to-end supply chain. The Plug and Play Supply Chain Fund will focus on investing in Series A-C startups that are disrupting and receiving great traction in the supply chain industry.

Arkansas Stakes Claim to be a Global Leader in Next Gen Transportation by 2030

Arkansas Stakes Claim to be a Global Leader in Next Gen Transportation by 2030

Arkansas entrepreneurs are making a bold claim to be a global giant in next generation transportation, including flying cars, driverless vehicles, and drones. This claim follows Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s recent announcement to create the Arkansas Council on Future Mobility, an advisory board committed to attracting businesses, startups, innovators, and creators.