• Nepal Earthquake

    We send our condolences to our friends, colleagues and partners in Nepal affected by the tragic earthquake. Winrock International has a long history in Nepal and is committed to working with the Nepali people as they face the challenges of recovery and rebuilding. Many of our colleagues in the development community are providing immediate disaster relief. For more information on how you can support these efforts visit interaction.org.

  • improving lives

    & livelihoods worldwide

    Winrock works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. Our work addresses some of the most important and critical issues facing the world today.

  • Supporting Farmers in Nepal

    Through Technical Training and Linkages to Markets

    The Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition project is improving food security by increasing incomes through improved agriculture production for about one million people in the western regions of Nepal.

    Learn More A Success Story

  • Climate Change

    Global Actions & Solutions

    Winrock works to protect the world's most vulnerable populations from the effects of climate change. We offer expertise in carbon measurement and monitoring, sustainable agricultural, and income-generation activities to protect natural resources and increase resilience to climate change.

  • Encouraging Innovation

    & Creating Jobs in Arkansas

    As Arkansas competes for employment opportunities in an information-driven age, Innovate Arkansas works with new, technology-based entrepreneurs as they work to turn new inventions and high-tech service concepts into viable commercial enterprises.

  • Advancing Gender Equity in Africa

    Removing Barriers to Education

    In South Sudan, women and girls face many challenges that keep them from attending school or teacher training institutes. Winrock works to remove financial, social, cultural and institutional barriers to encourage gender parity and equity among students and teachers.

Central Arkansas Demo Day

The ARK Challenge Accelerator Program

Central Arkansas ARK Challenge Demo Day, November 2014

The ARK Challenge is a mentorship-driven accelerator program supporting technology startups, in order to bring innovation to local industry clusters in northwest and central Arkansas.

The central Arkansas ARK Challenge Demo Day was held at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in November. Six startups gave presentations detailing their business plans, and Spencer Jones of Jones Innovative Medical Solutions was the winner of the $150,000 follow-on investment for his patent-pending device: the Bifurcated Venous Access Device (BVAD).