Fuel is a 12-week enterprise-ready accelerator that matches growth-stage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) startups with key enterprise partners in order to accelerate the development of tangible technology solutions.
Grow your company to become enterprise ready.
Gain nurtured relationships with key Fortune 500 companies through feedback sessions, training, pilots and demos
No equity taken to participate, just your commitment
Regular hands-on education and workshops, with plenty of time to run your business
Gain access to other startup founders, venture capital firms, higher ed institutions, and public policy officials
What is enterprise-ready?
You'll be ready to talk to a buyer, run a successful beta test, and navigate the bureaucracy of your target clients in order to make a sale.
Who can participate?
Fuel is designed for growth stage startups. These are companies who have an established product and are ready to pursue their first enterprise customer.
Participant companies must have some initial funding or revenue to be eligible, and must have a team member present in Northwest Arkansas during the 12-week program. Office space will be provided at Exchange in Bentonville.
Participants must be working to innovate and shape the future with new ideas and technologies.
Who’s in charge?
RevUnit was formed in 2012 by two founders at a desk in the Bentonville Library. It has grown to over 100 employees across four states and has been highlighted on the Inc. 5000 list, and is consistently recognized on the Arkansas' Best Places to Work list for their values, culture, team. RevUnit is an active participant and success story in the growing entrepreneurial landscape of Northwest Arkansas, and they continue to build tools and software to help companies #WorkBetter.
Fun Fact: RevUnit holds the title for the smallest technology vendor to the largest company in the country.
Startup Junkie is an entrepreneurial support organization, and is the drumbeat for activity in the startup ecosystem. Specifically, the team helps entrepreneurs start and grow ventures through 1:1 consultation, events, workshops, and programs like this accelerator. Startup Junkie has facilitated multiple iterations of the ARK Challenge Accelerator, and ScaleUp Ozarks (an affiliate program of the Small Business Administration).
What is the cost?
This program is sponsored by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, RevUnit, and Startup Junkie in order to foster more activity and innovation around the future of technology in Northwest Arkansas. What does that mean for you? This program is a zero-cost and zero-equity accelerator! It's not too good to be true - really. You'll just have to report back on your growth metrics over three years so that we can measure the success of this program.