Innovation

Fayetteville Firm Gets NASA Grants to Make Circuits for Venus Probe
Silicon-carbide chips from Ozark Integrated Circuits.

Fayetteville Firm Gets NASA Grants to Make Circuits for Venus Probe

Ozark Integrated Circuits of Fayetteville has received two grants from NASA to develop heat-resistant circuits that can operate on the surface of Venus and AEDC board approval to further develop its patent-pending UV detector.
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EquityNet's Judd Hollas Sees Plenty of Room in Crowdfunding

Before founding EquityNet in 2005, Judd Hollas was division manager for Beta-Rubicon Inc. of Fayetteville, a consulting firm specializing in technology assessment and business due diligence services. He has 20 years of experience as an independent technology analyst and investment manager in the private and public domains.
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P. Allen Smith Talks Food Diversity at Little Rock's TEDx

TEDxMarkhamSt, Little Rock's first independently organized TED event, kicked off to a sold-out house at the Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market. Global gardening and lifestyle guru P. Allen Smith of Little Rock headlined the morning session.
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Venture Center Launches Pitch 'N Pint Contest

The Venture Center launched its Pitch 'N Pint series of startup pitch contests at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock's River Market District.
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