The Start Here Initiative in Arkansas launched as a community-led effort to close the gap that exists for women and minorities looking to gain access to capital for their business ventures. During this session, you will learn how the founders applied an entrepreneurial approach to this public service project and crafted a MVP (minimum viable product) for increasing inclusion in communities everywhere. In addition to the team sharing key tactics and lessons learned from the launch, participants will engage in Q&A to leave NOEW ready to apply these principles to their own communities.


Dr. Tionna Jenkins Clinton Foundation
Senior Advisor of Equity with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI)
Katie Milligan Arkansas Children's Hospital
Rural Outreach Coordinator
Steve Rice SR Communications
Founder, Consultant & Entrepreneur
Nathan Thomas Clinton Foundation
Education Programs Associate