ARK Challenge II Names 3 Winners: Info Assembly, Overwatch, Langhar

by Mark Carter  on Thursday, Sep. 5, 2013 1:55 pm  

The first installment of the ARK last fall featured 15 teams from Arkansas, the U.S. and across the globe. Aside from the three winners, three more teams received individual funding from investors in the ARK aftermath.

The ARK was funded to name two $150,000 winners, but like last year, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission agreed to fund a third. 

Innovate Arkansas director Tom Dalton announced Thursday that the ARK likely will be extended for two installments -- another in northwest Arkansas and one in central Arkansas. Nothing is yet official, but the additional boot camps would be funded by the state. 

The remaining 2013 ARK Challenge teams are:

  • Passenger Baggage Xpress of Little Rock -- the "luggage passport" app, it tracks fliers' luggage. On Thursday, PBX was awarded a $25,000 prize from the University of Arkansas RFID research center.
  • WeGreek of Conway and Little Rock -- A group management tool for fraternities and sororities.
  • PressBaby of Hardy and Little Rock -- multimedia digital content creation and distribution engine for newspaper and magazine publishers.
  • VisuaLogistic Technologies, Fayetteville -- networked traffic warning system.
  • Gamerius, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay -- community-curated marketplace where gamers can choose, fund and purchase games.
  • Craftistas, Fayetteville and Syracuse, N.Y. -- monetization platform for discovering and purchasing craft materials.



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