WLJ Tech Law has launched a new partnership with Northwest Arkansas-based Startup Junkie to further the shared goal of strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the innovative efforts of the startup community. WLJ Tech Law is a specialized group of Wright Lindsey Jennings (WLJ) attorneys based in Rogers and Little Rock dedicated to educating and advocating for entrepreneurs, tech startups and established technology businesses.
WLJ Tech Law’s commitment will directly support Startup Junkie’s ongoing efforts to enhance the startup journey through no-cost, one-on-one consulting; events, workshops and programs; and access to capital and talent. Through the end of 2021, WLJ attorneys will provide resources including seminars, podcasts and blog content, as well as sponsorship support for the Startup Crawl and Fuel Accelerator, among other initiatives. WLJ Tech Law is uniquely situated to serve the legal needs of innovators, from corporate formation and capital raises to intellectual property and employment concerns.
“We are proud to collaborate with Startup Junkie to help expand access to education and resources for the tech-based and entrepreneur community,” said Brandon Middleton, one of WLJ Tech Law’s lead attorneys. “With many small businesses and startups still battling the impact of COVID-19 on their growth, and the continued struggle of women and minority entrepreneurs to overcome systemic challenges, it is a critical time to increase our support for an inclusive and vibrant community.”
With this alliance, WLJ Tech Law solidifies its commitment to serve as the go-to legal resource for startups in the state. WLJ Tech Law partners with other entrepreneurial support organizations around the state, including The Venture Center, ReMix Ideas, the Conductor, the NWA Tech Summit, the I-Fund/Delta I-Fund, the Arkansas Women’s Business Center at Winrock International and the Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center, among others. In 2019, WLJ also launched Woman-Run, an initiative promoting networking and mentorship while addressing the unique business needs of women and minority entrepreneurs through regular programming and guest speakers.
“The Startup Junkie team is thrilled for the opportunity to partner with WLJ Tech Law,” said Caleb Talley, Startup Junkie director of marketing and events. “WLJ attorneys have a stellar reputation when it comes to serving the startup community, and we are excited for the chance to amplify our own efforts to serve this community through this collaboration. WLJ Tech Law shares our commitment to innovators and entrepreneurs, and we look forward to expanding our reach and resources, together, to remove barriers, democratize access, and provide strategic support to anyone looking to establish or grow a business in Arkansas.”
About WLJ Tech Law
Established in 2018 with an office in the Little Rock Tech Park, WLJ Tech Law supports entrepreneurs across a wide array of service areas, from corporate formation and investments to intellectual property and employment concerns, and also collaborates with organizations around the state to expand access to education and resources in the tech-based community. Visit www.WLJ.com/tech-law/ to learn more.
About Wright Lindsey Jennings
Founded in 1900, Wright Lindsey Jennings is one of the premier law firms in Arkansas and the region, supporting businesses across a full range of litigation, corporate and transactional service areas. Many Wright Lindsey Jennings attorneys are consistently recognized by their peers as among the best in their areas of practice. The firm’s attorneys are also committed to excellence beyond the practice of law – serving and leading in local, regional and national professional and community organizations. Wright Lindsey Jennings has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Arkansas in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and also received the 2020 Olivia Farrell Gender Equity Leadership Award. Today, Wright Lindsey Jennings has 69 attorneys practicing in Little Rock and Rogers. Visit www.WLJ.com to learn more.
About Startup Junkie
Through united efforts, the Startup Junkie team improves lives through innovation and entrepreneurship. Startup Junkie Consulting marked its beginnings in 2008 and formally organized as an LLC in 2011 by offering consulting services at no cost to entrepreneurs. To expand the reach, impact, and depth of services, Startup Junkie Foundation was born in 2015. As two companies sharing the same purpose, mission, vision, and values, the team is jointly building entrepreneurial ecosystems in Northwest Arkansas through providing no-cost, one-on-one consulting to nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs a year and 200 events, workshops, and programs.