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Update: 'Conductor' Innovation, Entrepreneurial Initiative Launches at UCA

Update: 'Conductor' Innovation, Entrepreneurial Initiative Launches at UCA
Jeff Standridge, a leader with the Central Arkansas Venture Team, speaks about the University of Central Arkansas' new public-private Conductor initiative to drive entrepreneurship and innovation. Other partners include Startup Junkie Consulting and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub at Winrock International.

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville and the Central Arkansas Venture Team launches a public-private initiative called "Conductor" to drive entrepreneurship and innovation.
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LiveRamp Will Acquire Two Startups

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock says its company, LiveRamp of San Francisco, will acquire marketing startups Arbor of New York City and Circulate of Philadelphia for about $140 million.
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Jason Rapert Named CEO of ULockIt Security Devices

ULockIt Security Devices of Conway announced Monday the appointment of Jason Rapert as its CEO. The company said it's also looking at expanding sales nationwide.
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