Innovation Archive

Tech Park Board Gives Birch Raise, Braces for Eminent Domain

by Mark Carter 11/12/2015 10:05 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday voted to give its director a 5 percent raise and braced for a possible eminent domain lawsuit.

Jeff Standridge of Newly Launched Cadron Creek Capital Talks Conway Investment

by Mark Carter 11/11/2015 09:34 am

Acxiom Vice President Jeff Standridge believes Conway is overdue to make its own mark on the state's tech startup ecosystem and hopes his new fund can help.

Field Agent Finds Veterans Do Appreciate Marketing Support

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Field Agent of Fayetteville posted a blog that revealed the results of its latest survey, in which it asked veterans for their thoughts on companies' military marketing and promotions.

Lofty Labs Gains Height in Fayetteville Square

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Lofty Labs, a Web development consultancy, moved in late October to a third-floor space at 1 E. Center Street on the downtown Fayetteville Square.

UALR to Lead Big Data Effort in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:17 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will serve as the Arkansas hub for a big data collaboration involving 16 Southern states and the District of Columbia.

Venture Center, UALR Partner on '2 Days to Startup'

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:15 am

The program brings business professionals, entrepreneurs and students together for a problem-solving competition in which participants create products and services.

Tina McCord Wins InnovateHER Competition at Innovation Hub

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 10:21 am

Tina McCord's Zuni Learning Tree was named the winner of the first InnovateHER contest held at the Innovation Hub in North Little Rock.

Fayetteville Chamber Buys Bradberry Building for $2.4M

by Marty Cook 11/4/2015 07:07 am

The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce has completed its purchase of the Bradberry Building at 21 W. Mountain St. on the downtown square.

Launch of HubX a Turning Point, Officials Say

by Mark Carter 11/3/2015 09:39 am

The launch of the HubX Life Sciences startup accelerator, announced Friday by Baptist Health and the Innovation Hub in partnership with Iron Yard Ventures, signals what many state officials believe is a turning point for the state's tech startup ecosystem.

Sumotext Adding Clients, Making Home in Downtown LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock mobile messaging provider Sumotext recently landed another major national client: Avis/Budget Group.

Baptist Health, Innovation Hub to Launch Health Care Accelerator

by Mark Carter 10/30/2015 03:29 pm

The program will launch with five to 10 startups, each of which will receive seed money of $25,000 to $50,000 and will also qualify for additional back-end investments.

Jeremy Gillam: Lawmakers 'Stepping Up Our Game' to Expand Broadband

by Mark Carter 10/30/2015 12:13 pm

Arkansas House Speaker Jeremy Gillam is leading an effort to increase access to high-speed Internet across the state Arkansas historically lags other states in Internet access, and Gillam is seeking legislative action to expand it.

Delta Challenge Pitch Contest Set for LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2015 10:09 am

A project of the Delta Regional Authority, the competition aims to attract entrepreneurs from Arkansas and the entire Delta region to pitch their ideas for a fellowship with the Delta Entrepreneurship Network.

Heartland Fund Wins Investment Award for Blue Oak Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/28/2015 11:16 am

Heartland Renaissance Fund of Little Rock, an affiliate of Arkansas Capital Corp., has received the 2015 Non-Metro Qualified Low Income Community Investment of the Year Award for its investment in Blue Oak Arkansas, an e-waste recycling project.

Power Technology Installing Laser Projection System at Robinson Theater

by Mark Carter 10/27/2015 11:18 am

The theater will be the first in Arkansas to use a laser light engine for cimema projection and one of just a few cinemas in the world powered by laser light.

Wal-Mart Seeks to Test Drones for Home Delivery, Pickup

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 10/27/2015 07:19 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories.

Big Data Means Big Business for Arkansas Banks

by Marty Cook 10/26/2015 12:00 am

The Northwest Arkansas Technology Council recently held a panel discussion on big data, and Kinsey was one of the featured panelists. The panel discussion was about how companies can use information gleaned from the production of so much data in today's world.

Alma's InvoTek Driven By People, Not Profit

by Mark Carter 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Tom Jakobs' InvoTek, a research-and-development firm in Alma that develops technology for people with disabilities, doesn't focus on profit but on the people it serves and the projects that help deliver that technology.

Entrepreneurial 'House of Genius' Lands in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 10/22/2015 10:47 am

Little Rock organizers behind House of Genius are serial entrepreneurs Bernie Baskin of Bespoke Media Group; Jordan Carlisle, formerly director of entrepreneurship at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce; and John Slattery.

Innovation Hub, EAST Initiative Receive Best Buy Grants for Tech Learning

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 04:01 pm

The Innovation Hub and the EAST Initiative have received grants from the Best Buy Foundation to support youth technology access and learning.