Innovation Archive

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.

Delta Regional Authority Invests $1M in I-Fund Program

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/21/2016 01:06 pm

The Delta Regional Authority and Winrock International announce the DRA's $1 million contribution to the early state, proof-of-concept I-Fund, which officials say will bring jobs to the eight-state Delta region.

Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz Outlines 8 UA Priorities

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/13/2016 03:53 pm

University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz has eight priorities for the university's future, and the planned $160 million stadium expansion on the Fayetteville campus isn't one of them.

George's Inc. Hires New VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/12/2016 03:46 pm

George's Inc. of Springdale announced Monday that it has hired David Jetter as vice president of culinary innovation and product development.

Arkansas Innovators Promote Tech's Everyday Problem-Solving

by Marty Cook 12/12/2016 12:00 am

As technology became accessible, people with a multitude of different agendas have embraced it. Some use it to design incredibly complex logistical plans for transportation; some use it to analyze big data for financial institutions; some use it to figure out a way to connect hungry people to food.

UCA Gets $300K to Support Student Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/6/2016 11:32 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway gets $300,000 from Southwestern Energy Company to support undergraduate and graduate student research through a new endowed fund that bears the utility's name.

Little Rock Tech Park Announces First Tenants

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/6/2016 10:29 am

The Little Rock Technology Park announces the first slate of tenants moving into Phase 1 of its permanent offices at 415 and 417 Main St., which are set to open March 1.

University of Arkansas Announces $324K Computing Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 10:28 am

The University of Arkansas announced Monday that, through a five-year $324,312 National Science Foundation grant, it will continue to serve as a partner institution in the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).

LiveRamp Will Acquire Two Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/29/2016 02:01 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock says its company, LiveRamp of San Francisco, will acquire marketing startups Arbor of New York City and Circulate of Philadelphia for about $140 million.

Conway Corp. Rolls Out 1-Gb Residential Internet Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2016 10:21 am

Conway Corp. announced Wednesday that one-gigabit internet service will be available to its residential customers for $94.95 a month beginning in December.

Jason Rapert Named CEO of ULockIt Security Devices

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 05:00 pm

ULockIt Security Devices of Conway announced Monday the appointment of Jason Rapert as its CEO. The company said it's also looking at expanding sales nationwide.

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