Steve Rice is an inquisitive connector and the founder of SR Communications Group–a communications, marketing and education company.
He helps clients to increase revenue. Whether it is a new product launch or a strategic pivot, Steve’s innate curiosity works with the precision of laser to dissect a client’s need and help create a clear plan of action.
Education and Entrepreneurism
Steve currently teaches entrepreneurism at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts (ASMSA), a prestigious residential high school specializing in the education of talented and motivated students who have an interest and aptitude for mathematics and science as well as a passion for creativity, humanities and the arts. ASMSA has been consistently ranked as one of the top 25 high schools in the nation.
Prior to his work in education, Steve served as the Marketing and Communications Director at The Venture Center, a leading startup incubator committed to creating a pipeline of high-growth businesses in Central Arkansas.
Public Service and Equity
Steve’s passion for entrepreneurism and public service fused with the founding of the Start Here Initiative in 2016. Start Here is a community-led initiative increasing engagement of women and minorities in entrepreneurism. With a vision of closing the gap in access to capital for underrepresented segments of the community, Steve is a leader driven to making Central Arkansas a beacon of inclusive growth in innovation and entrepreneurism.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pensacola Christian College and is pursuing an MBA with an emphasis in entrepreneurism and innovation. He believes that access to education and mentorship changes lives and communities.