Science Venture Primer Partnership

U of A and Startup Junkie collaborate to broaden social and economic impact
The University of Arkansas and Startup Junkie are partnering to provide additional programming and resources to faculty and graduate students to amplify the economic and social impacts of university research and innovation. 

A combination of seminars and one-on-one consulting, the Science Venture Primer Partnership will train faculty and graduate students in commercialization and science communication and equip faculty to better access non-federal and post-fundamental sources of research funding.

Seminars
One-on-one consulting
Dr. Ellen Brune is liaison for economic development for the University of Arkansas and senior entrepreneur in residence at Startup Junkie. Dr. Brune will provide one-on-one consulting with University of Arkansas faculty and graduate students to help maximize the impact of their research and discoveries.

Ellen’s focus is growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem for science-based startups and craft food and beverage ventures. She has a PhD in chemical engineering and is the founder of Boston Mountain Biotech in Fayetteville. In her role as a mentor to the startup community, Ellen has provided support in the areas of business development and strategy, research validation, commercialization studies and patent strategy.

Dr. Ellen Brune

Dr. Ellen Brune

One-on-one consulting
Dr. Ellen Brune

Dr. Ellen Brune

Dr. Ellen Brune is liaison for economic development for the University of Arkansas and senior entrepreneur in residence at Startup Junkie. She provides one-on-one consulting services to University of Arkansas faculty and graduate students to help maximize the impact of their research and discoveries. 

Ellen’s focus is growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem for science-based startups and craft food and beverage ventures. She has a PhD in chemical engineering and is the founder of Boston Mountain Biotech in Fayetteville. In her role as a mentor to the startup community, Ellen has provided support in the areas of business development and strategy, research validation, commercialization studies and patent strategy.

Additional Resources

Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Ideal for faculty and graduate students looking for entrepreneurship training, access to mentors, consulting, and coworking space.

Startup Junkie

Ideal for faculty and students looking for consulting resources to help start or scale-up a business.

Grit Studios

Ideal for faculty and students looking for consulting resources and co-working space.