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Startup Weekend Returns to Little Rock This Week

Startup Weekend Returns to Little Rock This Week
The Simple Service team won the inaugural Startup Weekend Little Rock held last year. The event returns to central Arkansas this week.

The entrepreneurial juggernaut Startup Weekend returns to central Arkansas this week. Startup Weekend Little Rock 2014 will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Acxiom's River Market District corporate headquarters and run through Sunday night.
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AT&T Gives $35,000 for EAST Initiative Partnership with Innovation Hub

AT&T on Wednesday announced a $35,000 donation to the EAST Initiative as part of its partnership with the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.
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ARK Challenge: Acorn Hours Solving 'Real Problem'

Acorn wants to "intertwine" accountability and service when it comes to tracking service hours, help young people tell their stories and be "catalysts for change," and free up teachers from sometimes tedious paperwork.
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