Innovation Archive

Asa Hutchinson: More Than 1,300 Signed Up for Online Coding Classes

by Mark Carter 8/11/2015 02:57 pm

More than 1,300 Arkansas high-school students signed up over the summer for online computer coding education, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.

UA Leads New Engineering Research Center

by Alexis Hosticka 8/10/2015 09:46 am

Researchers at the University of Arkansas will help lead a new $18.5 million engineering research center to design and develop vehicle electrical systems that are more powerful, efficient and heat-resistant.

Arkansas Fellowship Launches Speaker Series with Serial Founder Steve Clark

by Mark Carter 8/10/2015 09:38 am

The Arkansas Fellowship program will launch its Speaker Series with Arkansas serial entrepreneur and investor Steve Clark of Propak, Rockfish and Noble Impact.

Hark Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Help Fund Summer Tour of South

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 03:17 pm

Hark, the Little Rock digital media startup, has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund its Summer Tour 2015. The tour is taking Hark CEO Tim Freeman and team members across the South to meet with local entrepreneurs and record their stories.

Lou McAlister to Lead Venture Center's Pre-Accelerator Program

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 10:12 am

Lou McAlister, CEO of Little Rock's Broadband Development Group, will lead the fall session of the Venture Center's pre-accelerator program for startup founders.

Fayetteville's Startup Junkie Receives $50K to Launch 2.7.0 Accelerator

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 09:23 am

Startup Junkie will launch the 2.7.0 accelerator on Sept. 1. The two-month program will meet weekly through Nov. 13 in Fayetteville and focus on retail, logistics and food ventures owned by women, minorities and veterans.

Mike Preston: Develop Rural Parts of Arkansas, Improve Workforce

by Alexis Hosticka 8/4/2015 02:16 pm

Four months on the job, and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said he has helped to secure 22 new or expanding company contracts for jobs in the state.

Jeff Stinson Joins Innovation Hub as Silver Mine Director

by Mark Carter 8/4/2015 11:11 am

Jeff Stinson will leave his position as director of UALR TechLaunch, but will remain executive director of Fund for Arkansas' Future, a private angel fund.

Delta Entrepreneurship Network Headed to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 8/3/2015 01:02 pm

The Delta Entrepreneurship Network, which launched the Delta Challenge pitch contest earlier this year, has scheduled a second round of six competitions including a contest in Little Rock scheduled for November.

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

AEDC Receives $20M to Expand University Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 09:47 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Division of Science and Technology will receive $20 million from the National Science Foundation over five years to expand research at colleges and universities in Arkansas.

Group Aims for 1-Gig Service in Little Rock

by Sean Beherec 8/3/2015 12:00 am

In the race to bring higher Internet speeds to the capital city, one group is planning to soon unveil 1-gigabit service in downtown Little Rock, possibly as early as this week.

Innovation Hub To Host '100 Girls of Code' Session

by Sean Beherec 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The central Arkansas chapter of 100 Girls of Code will host a class in North Little Rock later this week.

Patented Protein from Fayetteville Firm Treats Bone and Hair Loss

by Mark Carter 7/30/2015 12:29 pm

Fayetteville startup BiologicsMD has been awarded a U.S. patent for the development of fusion proteins that help in the treatment of bone and hair loss.

Fayetteville Firm Gets NASA Grants to Make Circuits for Venus Probe

by Mark Carter 7/28/2015 10:46 am

Ozark Integrated Circuits of Fayetteville has received two grants from NASA to develop heat-resistant circuits that can operate on the surface of Venus and AEDC board approval to further develop its patent-pending UV detector.

Venture Center Launches Pitch 'N Pint Contest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 03:11 pm

The Venture Center launched its Pitch 'N Pint series of startup pitch contests at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock's River Market District.

EquityNet's Judd Hollas Sees Plenty of Room in Crowdfunding

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Before founding EquityNet in 2005, Judd Hollas was division manager for Beta-Rubicon Inc. of Fayetteville, a consulting firm specializing in technology assessment and business due diligence services. He has 20 years of experience as an independent technology analyst and investment manager in the private and public domains.

Lessons From Amazon's Prime Day (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 7/27/2015 12:00 am

What can the rest of us businesspeople learn from the success Amazon had selling so much stuff in one day? I believe Amazon's leadership made at least three good decisions when creating and planning its first Prime Day.

P. Allen Smith Talks Food Diversity at Little Rock's TEDx

by Mark Carter 7/24/2015 02:02 pm

TEDxMarkhamSt, Little Rock's first independently organized TED event, kicked off to a sold-out house at the Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market. Global gardening and lifestyle guru P. Allen Smith of Little Rock headlined the morning session.

Noble Impact, Minnijean Brown Trickey to Talk Education Opportunity Gap

by Mark Carter 7/23/2015 01:45 pm

Noble Impact, the Little Rock nonprofit that introduces social entrepreneurship to primary- and secondary-school students, will join Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown Trickey on Saturday for a discussion of education opportunity gaps facing minority and under-represented students.