Innovation

FIS, Governor Extend VC FinTech Accelerator Program to 2018

FIS, Governor Extend VC FinTech Accelerator Program to 2018

FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday that they aim to extend the VC FinTech Accelerator program until 2018.
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Dallas Entrepreneur: Hubs Can Connect Startups With Experts, Experience

More than 100 people, including more than 20 mayors from across the state, attended Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola's first Mayor's Summit on Entrepreneurship on Friday.
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UALR Awarded $276K for Cybersecurity Education

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Wednesday announced that a team of its researchers has been awarded a $276,424 National Science Foundation grant.
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Jay Amargos Leaves Startup Junkie To Start Small Business

Jay Amargos has left Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville to run her own meditation studio.
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Companies to benefit from 12-week VC FinTech Accelerator powered by global technology provider FIS and hosted by the Venture Center in Little Rock are from all over the map. The program launched Monday. read more >

UAMS Professor Given $1M Chair, Named ARA Scholar

Hong-yu Li, a professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, was awarded the $1 million Helen Adams & Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) Endowed Chair and named an ARA scholar in a ceremony held Monday at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock. read more >

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Tech Park Sets April 1 Target Date for Work to Begin

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Fayetteville's WattGlass Receives $746K to Develop Nano-Coating Technology

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $746,366 grant to Fayetteville's WattGlass to further develop a University of Arkansas patent-pending coating technology that makes glass anti-reflective, self-cleaning and highly transparent. read more >

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These seven young businesses are just a small part of the entrepreneurship and innovation community exploding in Little Rock. read more >

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