The Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation (AEAF) was created in 1999 as the 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation affiliate of The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group (ACCG).
The mission of AEAF is to nurture people and ideas to generate future Arkansas entrepreneurs by being a catalyst in an environment that attracts, develops, and retains entrepreneurial opportunities within Arkansas.
AEAF established and now manages the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup, a collegiate business plan competition, as well as business plan competitions for grades 5-8 via the Youth Entrepreneur Showcase (Y.E.S.) for Arkansas and grades 9-12 through the Youth Entrepreneur Showcase 2.0 (Y.E.S. 2.0) for Arkansas.