A beginning entrepreneurship accelerator designed by The Generator, for those seriously considering starting a business and those who have already started a business but are searching for clarity and a fuller understanding of running a successful business in Pine Bluff and Southeast Arkansas.
This 13-week accelerator will be delivered in a hybrid format. Lessons will be self-paced on Accenture’s online-platform, weekly evening meetings will be in-person to discuss and amplify the lessons with presentations by subject matter experts and experienced entrepreneurs, videos, and more. The program will start the week of August 16th and will end the week of November 8th.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 6, 2021 – 11:59 PM

Welcome to Building Digital Skills Forward

Building Digital Skills Forward (BDSF) curriculum is a summer, engaging, rigorous, multi-track program that empowers 6th – 12th grade learners to develop their inherent digital and digital-related skills. The program relies on learner-driven project-based home, school, and community predicaments; each learner will explore their predicaments while leveraging use of a broad range of digital, virtual, and physical technologies.
Digital technology affects almost every aspect of modern life, and all learners deserve to have a fluency in digital skills that empowers them to pursue a variety of opportunities that are made possible by mastering digital skills. The BDSF program is designed to specifically foster learner creativity and critical thinking intended to help each learner resolve their specific predicaments with one or more optimal outcomes.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 5, 2021
The Generator is an innovation hub powered by Go Forward Pine Bluff. The Generator houses a coworking space, a makerspace and a digital space with the latest in technology. It is a space that creates a fun environment where risk-taking, imagining, problem-solving, discovery, collaboration, and exploration brings the community of Pine Bluff together to learn and grow.
The Generator is an innovation hub powered by Go Forward Pine Bluff. The Generator houses a coworking space, a makerspace and a digital space with the latest in technology. It is a space that creates a fun environment where risk-taking, imagining, problem-solving, discovery, collaboration, and exploration brings the community of Pine Bluff together to learn and grow.
The purpose of The Generator is to generate economic growth through programs, partnerships, and technology.

The mission of The Generator is to empower makers, dreamers, and doers that generate a thriving and inclusive community by providing space, tools, and programs to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. The Generator’s values are to generate Growth, Entrepreneurship, Networking, Empowerment, Resources, Advocacy, Technology, and Education.
Through experiences at The Generator, individuals and the community are engaged in building relationships and developing businesses and innovative ideas to contribute to the economic growth of the region, as well as eliminating barriers along the way – creating a collaborative, diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pine Bluff and Southeast Arkansas.
The Generator activities are aimed at:
• Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in Pine Bluff and throughout the region with special emphasis on minority innovators and entrepreneurs.
• Training the next generation of innovators by providing entrepreneurial education using the Lean Start-up methodology.
• Serving as a coordinating hub to integrate and efficiently leverage existing entrepreneurial support resources in the region, the state, and the nation. The Generator is a member of the Rural Innovation Network, a program of the Center on Rural Innovation in Vermont, as well as RuralRISE, a nationwide entrepreneurial ecosystem builders alliance.
• Raising the level of digital skills in the community.
• Bringing visibility to Pine Bluff as an attractive location for the creation of businesses.

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.
But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.
But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.