Innovation Archive

Making Good Use Of Your Handheld Device with a Few Helpful Mobile Apps

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Whether you're new to the meeting planning world, or you're a veteran with a running Google Doc of vendors sorted by positive and negative Yelp reviews, you could always use a little extra help. We've compiled a list of the some of the top meeting planning apps on the market right now that will put a dent in your workload and turn some heads in the process.

Asa Hutchinson to Energy Group: I'll 'Push Back' Against EPA

by Mark Carter 10/17/2014 04:38 pm

Arkansas gubernatorial candidates Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson addressed the annual conference of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Friday afternoon in downtown Little Rock, and as expected the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon emission regulations were addressed.

Mark Pryor Proposes National Energy Review at AAEA Conference

by Mark Carter 10/17/2014 11:31 am

Mark Pryor provided opening remarks Friday morning at the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association's annual conference, Empowering Arkansas, held at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Little Rock.

TiFiber Receives ASTA Funding for Development of Antibacterial Treatment

by Mark Carter 10/17/2014 08:27 am

Fayetteville's TiFiber has received a $75,000 investment from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority for further development of an antibacterial treatment.

ARK Challenge: Spencer Jones' Light Bulb Moment Could Benefit Patients

by Mark Carter 10/14/2014 08:44 am

The road to entrepreneurship takes many different routes. For some, entrepreneurship seems to exist as part of their DNA. For others, a light bulb moment illuminates the way.

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Conference Set for Oct. 17 in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:53 pm

Three of the region's experts on energy efficiency technology and investment trends will be in Little Rock next week for a one-day Arkansas Advanced Energy Association conference at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Little Rock.

Education Broadband Issue Goes Down to the (Fiber Optic) Wire

by Michelle Corbet 10/13/2014 12:00 am

While the message may be getting lost in the clutter of political ads ahead of the Nov. 4 midterm election, FASTERArkansas isn't asking for your vote. It's asking the public to pressure legislators to tweak, preferably through a special session before Gov. Mike Beebe's term ends in January, a state law that sailed through the Legislature almost unnoticed in 2011.

Tom Dalton of Innovate Arkansas: Funding for Early Stage Startups Has Increased

by Mark Carter 10/10/2014 09:28 am

Innovate Arkansas director Tom Dalton writes in the INOV8 blog that funding for early stage, tech-based startup ventures in Arkansas has increased dramatically in the past six years.

ARK Challenge: Politapoll Aims to Give Voice to Disenfranchised

by Mark Carter 10/8/2014 08:50 am

Politapoll, a startup participating in the fourth installment of the ARK Challenge accelerator, enables citizens to tell their legislators exactly where they fall on specific issues and also provides a legislative report card to constituents.

Power Technology Hopes to Break into Movie Projection with Illumina

by Mark Carter 10/8/2014 08:22 am

Power Technology Inc. of Alexander is marketing a new laser-illuminated projection system for cinemas called Illumina, which the firm says could help change the movie projection business.

Grant Goes to Arkansas Company Making Compostable Bag

by Associated Press 10/6/2014 02:45 pm

A company affiliated with the University of Arkansas that makes a compostable bag as a substitute for plastic bags has been awarded a $741,221 grant by The National Science Foundation.

Little Rock's Bourbon & Boots Launches Line at Dillard's

by Mark Carter 10/6/2014 10:59 am

The Little Rock startup, from former political wonk and serial entrepreneur Matt Price, recently signed on with Innovate Arkansas and signed up with Dillard's. In partnership with the Little Rock-based department store, Bourbon & Boots has launched its own line of Southern-themed jewelry.

Amy Hester's 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Amy Hester of Innovate Arkansas client firm HD Nursing of Little Rock shares her five tips for startup success, including giving yourself permission to make money on your idea.

HD Nursing Shines Light on Falls Management

by Mark Carter 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Amy Hester and Dees Davis, nurses at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, recognized a need within the health care industry that wasn't being, well, properly recognized: falls management.

Tech Wildcatters Founder: Focus on Your Strengths

by Mark Carter 10/2/2014 11:13 am

Tech founder Gabriella Draney presented a lunchtime address, "Building World-class Ecosystems with Technology Startups," as part of the Clinton School of Public Service Speaker Series at the school's Sturgis Hall in the River Market District.

ARK Challenge: Tagless Continues Trend Toward Social Entrepreneurship

by Mark Carter 9/30/2014 11:12 am

Social entrepreneurship seems to be as important to today's rising generation of entrepreneurs as turning a profit. Gabe Couch's Tagless seeks to partner shoppers with personal stylists who will hook them up with nonprofit, second-hand clothing distributors.

World Trade Center Arkansas Gets $600k Grant to Help Boost State Economy

by Mark Carter 9/29/2014 10:39 am

The World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers, an affiliate of the University of Arkansas, has received a $600,000 federal grant to expand its outreach services to strengthen the state's economy, the university announced Monday.

State Investment Helps Movista Continue Growth

by Mark Carter 9/25/2014 10:44 am

The firm's growth was bolstered by an $82,000 investment from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority's Seed Capital Investment Program. That investment preceded a $550,000 funding round.

Innovative Tax Software Gives STDL a Competitive Advantage

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 10:41 am

Sales tax is Noel Hamm's art, and Sales Tax DataLink, the Innovate Arkansas client startup based in Bentonville, is his medium. Hamm is having some fun and even more success with sales tax, and his innovations are helping businesses experience less headaches because of it.

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 07:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.