Innovation Archive

Wine & Cheese Mixes Well With Apple for Max McCalman

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

One of the country's best-known cheese experts, former Arkansan Max McCalman, tells Whispers he has a cheese and wine pairing app now available free on iTunes.

Being Interesting to Buyers (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 8/24/2015 12:00 am

The rules of customer engagement have changed dramatically in recent years: Your potential buyers know more — or at least believe that they know more — than ever.

WRI Partners to Launch Uncommon Communities Program in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 10:32 am

Five counties in Arkansas will benefit from an economic development initiative led by the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, the UA Cooperative Extension Service and Sandy and Vaughn Gresham of Oxford, Mississippi.

Tom Dalton: ARK Challenge Will Continue

by Mark Carter 8/18/2015 09:45 am

Despite laying low since graduating its 2014 classes, one in Fayetteville and one in Little Rock, the ARK Challenge tech startup accelerator will continue in northwest Arkansas.

UALR, eStem to Partner on New High School

by Mark Carter 8/17/2015 02:15 pm

The project will entail new construction and renovation of existing UALR space. The new eStem High School, serving students in grades 9-12, is expected to open in July 2017.

ARA Scholars Program Introduces Newest Researchers

by Mark Carter 8/13/2015 11:03 am

University of Arkansas researchers Jie Xiao and Morten Olgaard Jensen were announced as the latest additions to the Arkansas Research Alliance Scholars program.

Tech Park Negotiating with Banks to Finance First Phase

by Mark Carter 8/13/2015 10:05 am

The Little Rock Tech Park Authority Board will negotiate with a consortium of local financial institutions on a plan to finance $17.5 million for development of the park's first phase along Main Street in downtown Little Rock.

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.