This Thursday, May 11, join us at Frontage Rd Bentonville/Bella Vista for our VERY FIRST in a series of Business Education Events featuring friend of NWA Workplaces and Startup Junkie extraordinaire, Martha Londagin. Registration is required, and light refreshments will be served.
Martha is an Executive Consultant with the Startup Junkie Foundation in
Fayetteville, AR. She consults with small business owners and entrepreneurs in the region regarding all
aspects of starting a business or growing their current business and maintaining economic viability.
She was also the Capital Access Manager for the NWA Kiva Hub from 2019-2023 launching the first Kiva Hub in Arkansas providing guidance for economically-disadvantaged entrepreneurs to help them gain access to crowd-funded, 0% interest, no fee micro-loans of $1,000-$15,000 each via the kiva.org platform.
Startup Junkie is a team of passionate people working every day to empower entrepreneurs and
innovators in Arkansas through its many events it hosts each month, consultations with over 800
regional entrepreneurs annually, and its varied programs in collaboration with Northwest Arkansas
(NWA) groups, institutions, schools, cities, and community organizations.
The Startup Junkie Foundation is supported by grant funding resources from supporters like the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the Walton Family Foundation, the United States Small Business Administration, and
federal EDA programs. The services and events of the Startup Junkie Foundation are always provided to
the public at no-cost in NWA.
She was also the Capital Access Manager for the NWA Kiva Hub from 2019-2023 launching the first Kiva Hub in Arkansas providing guidance for economically-disadvantaged entrepreneurs to help them gain access to crowd-funded, 0% interest, no fee microloans of $1,000-$15,000 each via the kiva.org platform. The local NWA Kiva program is supported by the Walton Family Foundation and includes a matching-loan fund provided to Kiva for Benton and
Washington County AR approved borrowers and has a new Kiva CAM Claudia Scott as of 2023.
Martha has worked in Northeast Oklahoma and NWA as a business banker, business attorney, Walton College
small business center consultant, and as a public-school educator. She holds an undergraduate degree
from the University of Arkansas and her J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law. She is a
licensed attorney in Oklahoma and Arkansas, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and a sixth- generation
resident and small business owner in NEOk and NWA.
Registration is thru EVENTBRITE at this link.