Hayseed Ventures Hosting Startup Lecture Series

August 5, 2015

John James is launching the Startup Lecture Series which will kickoff on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from Hayseed Venture's new HQ in the Old Post Office on the Fayetteville square.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

James, of course, is the founder and former CEO of IA client firm Acumen Brands of Fayetteville. Earlier this year, he formally launched Hayseed Ventures, moved its headquarters into the OPO and announced plans to create a startup hub there.

Oh, Haysdeed is in the middle of a $6 million raise as well.

More to come on Hayseed, but for now the lecture series will kickstart the OPO's planned future role as a startup hub. James is working with Startup Junkie Consulting, from IA advisor Jeff Amerine, to make that happen.

(The Innovation Hub is partnering with Startup Junkie as well and is teaming with the Fayetteville Chamber to open an NWA branch on the square.)

But for now...the lecture series. James will kick it off himself, speaking about online customer acquisition.

Plus, from 11-7 that day, Hayseed will host a startup head shot event, at which Sixth and Burnside Photography will take head shots (perfect for websites, LinkedIn...). Cost is $40 for individuals and $30 for groups of four or more.

Register to get your picture taken here.

More info on the lecture series is available on the event Facebook page here.

The OPO is located at 1 W. Center St. for those who might need to Google map it. And for those who can't make it in person, the event will be livestreamed on Periscope.


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