Innovation Archive

How Amazon Trounces Rivals in Battle of Shopping 'Bots'

by Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 5/10/2017 09:31 am

How Amazon's technological prowess is helping it dominate the retail competition.

Construction Begins on State's Largest Solar Array

by Kyle Massey 5/9/2017 03:18 pm

To the muted sound of shovels in the Arkansas County soil and then the much louder strains of the Beatles' "Good Day Sunshine" from loudspeakers, the state ushered in a new era of utility-scale solar power.

School for Math & Science Leases Tech Park Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 06:04 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park says the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts in Hot Springs will lease space at the park for its Coding Arkansas' Future initiative.

Cancer-Fighting Tech, Livestock Tracker Win Big at Governor's Cup

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/11/2017 01:27 pm

Teams from the University of Arkansas, John Brown University, Arkansas State University and Harding University won big at the 17th Annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition.

Governor To Speak at Women in IT Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2017 09:06 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will speak Wednesday at the 2017 Women in IT conference on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

Experts Predict Breakout Companies in Arkansas Will Be Digital

by Marty Cook 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Ask experts around the state to name the next Arkansas company to break out financially, and you're liable to get a nonanswer, but the experts do predict one thing: The next Big Thing in Arkansas will come in the digital field.

Startup Junkie To Pitch IdeaFame to Arkansas Innovators

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville is planning a new pitch competition platform for prospective entrepreneurs and innovators.

Arkansas Truckers Tackle Automated Driving

by Marty Cook 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association is trying to move the state forward into the world of technology with a vote expected this week which would allow exceptions to a state law that requires trucks to keep 200 feet apart on state highways.

JB Hunt Gives $2.7M to Set Up Innovation Center at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/22/2017 07:09 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced Wednesday a $2.75 million grant to the University of Arkansas.

Startup PFITR Offers A 'Blue Book' in Bond Deals

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/13/2017 12:00 am

PFITR has moved into the Little Rock Technology Park and hopes locals will invest in its one-of-a-kind online tool.

The Conductor, Junior Achievement to Provide K-12 Programming

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2017 09:13 am

The Conductor, a public-private partnership of the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting, announces a new partnership with the nonprofit Junior Achievement of Arkansas to create programming for K-12 students.

Truck-Lite Partners With NanoMech of Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2017 10:05 am

Truck-Lite Co. LLC of Falconer, New York, recently announced its exclusive long-term partnership with NanoMech of Springdale.

WorkHound Raises $500K from Investors

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/2/2017 10:17 am

WorkHound, a software platform developed to help trucking companies be more profitable by retaining drivers, has raised $500,000 to grow the startup and add to its team.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Little Rock

by Capital Assets Staff 2/20/2017 12:09 am

These seven young businesses are just a small part of the entrepreneurship and innovation community exploding in Little Rock.

Venture Center's 2017 FinTech Accelerator Nets 295 Applicants

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2017 03:42 pm

The Venture Center of Little Rock says 295 entrepreneur and startup teams have applied for its 2017 FinTech Accelerator, twice the number that applied for the inaugural program held last year.

Ringer App Creates Buzz For Forest Heights STEM Team

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/13/2017 12:00 am

A team of five sixth-graders from Forest Heights STEM Academy in Little Rock have theorized a new smartphone app called SmartRnger and won not only a Best in the State accolade but also $5,000 for their school.

Tech Park Sees More Demand From Startups, Entrepreneurs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/9/2017 10:44 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board will be asked to approve a conversion of the fourth floor at 417 Main St. to meet increased demand from smaller operations for short-term leases and furnished space.

Altimize Offers Ecommerce Apps to Retailers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/24/2017 12:08 pm

Altimize, a new startup leasing space at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock, offers a simple platform for and creates online apps so that retailers can help customers shop their stores online.

Conductor Partnership to Host Angel Network Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 03:10 pm

The Conductor, a public-private partnership, announces plans to host Conductor Angel Network receptions starting Feb. 7 in Conway.

Anytime Valet Takes Aim at 'Porch Pirates' with Delivery Kiosks

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/26/2016 07:42 am

In early January, Anytime Depot of North Little Rock is poised to wrap up a pilot program for its new Anytime Valet kiosk, a last-mile delivery service.

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