ARK Challenge Teams Featured in City Wire Series
ARK Challenge alumni teams are featured in a City Wire series that looks at winners from the 2012 and 2013 competitions.
The three winners from the inaugural ARK launch in 2012, each receiving $150,000 investment rounds, were IA clients Qbox (then known as StackSearch) and Btiques of Fayetteville and MineWhat of Bangalore, India.
Btiques is not currently active, but MineWhat and Qbox are.
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Northwest Arkansas was buzzing in 2012 because of its unique startup accelerator dubbed ARK Challenge. The program, made possible from $2.15 million in federal funds, allowed 15 startups from the globe access to mentoring and seed money to try and launch their business ventures following a three-month bootcamp experience.