Little Launchers to Present at Lift the Rock

Hello, Little Rock! We’re excited to share that illustrator Li Zeng and I will be presenting at Lift the Rock this Tuesday, March 28th at 9:00am.

Lift the Rock is a weekly networking event that takes place at the Venture Center in downtown Little Rock. It features 15-20 minute investor-style pitches from local startups. The program is “designed to integrate growing startup companies with the established business community in Central Arkansas.”

Update: If you missed the Lift the Rock event, you can watch the embedded livestream recording below.

Key Event Details

WHAT: Little Launchers presents at Lift the Rock
WHEN: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 9:00am CST
WHERE: Little Rock Tech Park; 417 Main St., Floor 6R; Little Rock, AR 72201
WHO: The local startup and business communities gather to see “what’s next” in Little Rock
WHY: Author Erica Swallow and illustrator Li Zeng take the stage to present Little Launchers, a media company focused on inspiring kids to think creatively and solve problems.
HASHTAG: #LiftTheRock

Hosted by the Venture Center’s Director of Programs Jessica Johnston-Myers and Community Champion Ashley Jones.

Fingers Crossed for the Gong

Definitely, one of my favorite parts of Lift the Rock is the gong, which the Lift the Rock staff allows startup founders who’ve reached big milestones to ring. The gong had a waiting list, the last time I heard — there are guidelines and an application for gonging!

Since the Venture Center relocated from its former Markham Street location to the new, beautiful Little Rock Technology Park location, I’ve spied the gong in its corner, but I’m hoping to see the gigantic instrument in action next week. Let’s celebrate some gong-worthy milestones, friends!

Li and I will present on our overall plan and founding story for Little Launchers, starting with the Little Launchers book series, which will launch on Kickstarter just an hour before our Lift the Rock debut. (Are you as excited as I am?!)

Hope to see our Little Rock friends there!

Header image courtesy of Lift the Rock

Erica Swallow

Erica Swallow is a status quo wrecker, entrepreneur, journalist, and debut children’s book author, with the "Entrepreneur Kid" book series. Her thoughts have been published in Forbes, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. A first-generation college student, she was raised in Paragould, Arkansas and believes education is the key to opportunity. Erica holds degrees from New York University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is the founder of Southern Swallow digital strategy consultancy.