New firm looking to mold startups


Photographs by Spencer Tirey

Jeannette Balleza Collins and Rick Webb, founders of Grit Studios, stand in their future offices on the second floor of the Massey Building in Bentonville. The pair are working with startup companies to grow their businesses.

Rick Webb, a retired Wal-Mart executive, and Jeannette Balleza Collins, former director of the ARK Challenge incubator and co-founder of Tonic Regional Funds, recently formed what they are calling a "business incubator."

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