February Women in Biz meeting at the Coffee House. We are excited to have Martha Londagin from Start-up Junkie in as our guest speaker for February!
Martha Londagin is an Executive Consultant with the Startup Junkie Foundation (startupjunkie.org
) in Fayetteville, AR. She consults with small business owners and entrepreneurs in the region regarding all aspects of starting a business or growing their current business and maintaining economic viability.
Startup Junkie is a team of passionate people working every day to empower entrepreneurs and innovators in Arkansas through its many events it hosts each month, consultations with over 800 regional entrepreneurs annually, and its varied programs in collaboration with NWA groups, institutions, schools, cities, and community organizations. The Startup Junkie Foundation is supported by grant funding resources from supporters like the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the Walton Family Foundation, the United States Small Business Administration, and federal EDA programs.
The services and events of the Startup Junkie Foundation are always provided to the public at no-cost. She is currently also the Capital Access Manager for the NWA Kiva Hub (kiva-nwa.org
) providing guidance for economically-disadvantaged entrepreneurs to help them gain access to crowd-funded, 0% interest, no fee microloans of $1,000-$15,000 each via the kiva.org
platform. The local NWA Kiva program is supported by the Walton Family Foundation and includes a matching-loan fund provided to Kiva for Benton and Washington County approved borrowers.
Martha has worked as a business banker, business attorney, Walton College small business center consultant, and as a public-school educator. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas and her J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law. She is a licensed attorney in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Martha is a sixth- generation resident of NWA and sixth-generation NWA and NEOk small business owner.
The Women in Biz is a networking group open to any ladies who are starting, running, leading, or planning to open a new business venture. We meet once a month in Eureka Springs at the local Coffee House.