About the Program

Accelerating Growth and Driving Deal Flow

At MBX, we provide customized support to scalable ventures led by multicultural founders. We aim to offer personalized mentoring, access to capital, and a wide range of resources to help ignite growth and innovation. We strive to connect entrepreneurs with the right investors, customers, and partners, ensuring a direct flow of opportunities and access to necessary resources to help them realize their vision.

The MBX Advantage

  • Unmatched Access to Capital: Secure an investment of $50,000 and tap into a network of passionate investors dedicated to propelling your venture.
  • Customized Business Analysis: Benefit from an in-depth business analysis that aligns your enterprise for sustained growth and scalability.
  • Extensive Deal Flow Opportunities: Connect with customers, ensuring your innovative solutions reach the right audience and markets.
  • Ecosystem Access: Engage with Northwest Arkansas ecosystem, unlocking unparalleled opportunities for growth and collaboration.  
  • Comprehensive Mentorship: Leverage the insights and expertise of industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs for strategic growth.

In our 16-week program, journey through intensive modules including:

  • Business Analysis
  • Mentor Matchups
  • Investor Connections
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Technology & Product Scalability
  • Customer Connections
  • Culminating in one Big Demo Day Presentation

Who Is This Program For:

MBX is exclusively crafted for:

  • Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals (SEDI): MBX uplifts persons who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias and have limited capital and credit opportunities, hindering their ability to compete in the free enterprise system and may face additional barriers to economic success and the innovation economy.
  • Startups Seeking Capital and Network: Engage with a vast network of investors, mentors, and partners, ensuring your venture’s robust growth and success.
  • Market-Ready Companies: MBX is looking for startups and enterprises that have moved beyond the ideation stage and laid a solid foundation for growth and success. Our target companies should be beyond the startup phase and have developed and validated products with a clear and viable business model, a dedicated and competent team, demonstrated growth potential, financial stability, a deep understanding of the market, and a commitment to making a positive economic or social impact, and primed for scaling and leveraging the extensive opportunities and resources offered by MBX.

About Northwest Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas, anchored by global titans like Walmart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt, is a nexus of innovation and commerce for entrepreneurs and startups. The region’s proximity to the University of Arkansas fosters a rich blend of academic and industry experts. The region’s growth is palpable, with burgeoning startups, and initiatives like Startup NWA, fit within a vibrant cultural scene. This thriving ecosystem makes it an ideal locale for pioneering entrepreneurs and businesses seeking dynamic opportunities and growth.