Bounds is accepting applications from startups solving problems that affect the retail value chain with AI, AR/VR, Web3, and other emerging tech solutions for the 2024 cohort.
It will take place from January–April 2024. The application deadline is November 16.
Weekly cohort programming is virtual; however, both the kickoff event (January 11) and Demo Day (April 29) are in-person in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Bounds Accelerator is based out of Northwest Arkansas (NWA), known as the Silicon Valley of Supply Chain Innovation, where it brings together Fortune 500 enterprises, technology startups, entrepreneurial support organizations, over 1,400 CPG supplier offices, and private sector capital partners to drive real-world innovation.
NWA is a prominent retail value chain nexus with subject matter experts, global companies, and abundant resources in retail, transportation, logistics, manufacturing, and supply chain management, generating over half a trillion in annual cumulative revenue. This region hosts the global headquarters of Walmart, JB Hunt Transport, and Tyson Foods, all recognized as Fortune's Most Admired Companies, a global list of companies with the strongest reputations. NWA's global supply chain reach, combined with emerging tech capabilities, lays the foundation for the emergence of the next generation of industry leaders and billion-dollar retail value chain-focused companies.