On this episode we meet with Jeff Amerine and Michael Iseman of Startup Junkie Consulting. Startup Junkie Consulting is a globally proven social venture. Along with working with startups, they also work in depth with existing ventures up to approximately $15MM in annual revenue, from all industry verticals. They help with all aspects, from starting up, to scaling up. Startup Junkie’s goal is to provide services to entrepreneurs and venture leaders that are higher quality than if they were to pay for them. They’ve helped build venture communities from Canada to South America. They specialize in supporting ventures innovating around and within retail, consumer packaged goods, supply chain (transportation and logistics), food, and data analytics. However, they also provide in depth support, consulting, and assistance to new ventures and existing ventures from all industry verticals. Startup Junkie is led and operated by veteran and women entrepreneurs.

On This Episode You’ll Learn:

What traditional industries is Northwest Arkansas known for that laid the foundation for this wave of growing tech companies?

What advice would Jeff give to startup leaders in other towns and cities throughout the midwest?

Jeff has given a TedX talk on the IDEA framework for a startup ecosystem, how has that framework played out in Fayetteville?

What sort of pipeline has the University of Arkansas created to funnel student entrepreneurs into the Fayetteville startup scene?