Innovation

Common Issues That Make Startups Sputter (Rodney Moore Commentary)

Common Issues That Make Startups Sputter (Rodney Moore Commentary)
Among other things, startups should consider an unequal ownership structure or management agreements that provide a mechanism for breaking an impasse.

In Arkansas and elsewhere, the mechanisms of creation, promotion and distribution of ideas and products are at the fingertips of most people. But many startups miss their opportunity because they sputter before they start.
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ARA Names Two Scholars, Two Fellows

The Arkansas Research Alliance, the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced two new ARA scholars and two new ARA fellows.
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Applications For 2017 FinTech Accelerator Now Open

Startups can now apply through Oct. 31 to participate in the Venture Center's 2017 FinTech Accelerator, which has been extended until 2018 to the tune of $2 million.
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