Welcome Northwest Arkansas Founders and Investors!

What is Startup Haven? Startup Haven is a community of Founders and Investors that support each other on their startup journey. We host both virtual and in-person events (see the calendar –>) as well as support programs and other benefits. Click here to read our origin story to learn more.

If you are interested in learning more about our membership levels and applying, please click here!

A welcome from our founder, Bob Crimmins:

Greetings NW Arkansas founders and investors! I’m looking forward to getting to know you.

When I accidentally founded Startup Haven in 2006, I wanted to create a place where serious venture-scale founders and investors could build real relationships. I was a founder myself at the time and I had learned early in my career that no one can help a venture-scale founder more than other venture-scale founders and investors. I had no idea that humble passion project would one day expand to connect more than 2,300 founders and inventors across the country.

I could not be more thrilled now to extend an invitation to NW Arkansas founders and investors to join us. It’s clear that Northwest Arkansas doesn’t need our help to build a thriving startup community; you’ve proven that. Our hope is only to provide a conduit to expand horizons and connect NW Arkansas with other likeminded founders and investors. I hope you’ll join us.

An introduction from our NWA Chapter Director, Owen Fowler:

Startup Haven is just that, a Haven for Startups, and has been a valued part of my startup journey. At core, Startup Haven provides a unique structure for the exchange of ideas and for networking. The signature event of Startup Haven is Startup Poker 2.0 (a monthly in-person event put on by each chapter), which turns out to be a brilliant way of putting on a networking event where the fun and comradery overcome the awkwardness attendant at most networking events. But Startup Poker is just the tip of the iceberg, with all sorts of other virtual events available each month pulled from our network of over 2,300 members. I am beyond excited to help bring a new chapter of Startup Haven to the fantastic startups and investors of NWA!