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Saturday's Axios Northwest Arkansas stories

Concerts, theater, farmers markets: What to do in NWA this weekend

Crystal Bridges will host Little Rock rock and soul band Dazz & Brie on Saturday at 7pm. Photo: Christina Horsten/picture alliance via Getty Images

Butterfield Concert Series at Railyard Park in downtown Rogers:

New $200M Bentonville venture capital fund to invest in K-12 education

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

A new venture capital fund based in Bentonville launched this week with a post on Medium. The $200+ million fund will focus on advancing public K-12 education across the U.S.

  • A-Street Ventures will invest in a mix of early-, growth- and late-stage companies, concentrated on digital educational instruction and new ways to assess students.
  • Profits will be reinvested or donated to charity.
  • Founder Marc Sternberg is stepping down from eight years as the K-12 education program director for the Walton Family Foundation to lead A-Street.