Executive Director, Startup Junkie Foundation
As Executive Director of Startup Junkie Foundation, Haley Allgood leads programs focused on entrepreneurial education, inclusive ecosystem development, and workforce training. She has been a key member of the NWA startup community, providing assistance to startups and small businesses in Northwest Arkansas since 2014. Her expertise lies in contract management, enterprise sales, and operations.
Haley holds a Master of Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Sam M. Walton College of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. She was recognized in 2018 as a “Power Player” in the Entrepreneurship category by Arkansas Money and Politics, in the 2017 cohort of “The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20’s” by Arkansas Business, and was awarded the 2016 Women Small Business Champion of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Arkansas District Office.
Haley is an organizer for 1 Million Cups Bentonville, Techstars Startup Weekend NWA, the AR Startup Crawl, and many more community events. Her work leading inclusive programs includes leading the Startup Junkie proof of concept center for the EDA’s Regional Innovation Strategies program and project management for the Fuel Accelerator, funded by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.