Innovation Archive

Big Data Means Big Business for Arkansas Banks

by Marty Cook 10/26/2015 12:00 am

The Northwest Arkansas Technology Council recently held a panel discussion on big data, and Kinsey was one of the featured panelists. The panel discussion was about how companies can use information gleaned from the production of so much data in today's world.

Alma's InvoTek Driven By People, Not Profit

by Mark Carter 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Tom Jakobs' InvoTek, a research-and-development firm in Alma that develops technology for people with disabilities, doesn't focus on profit but on the people it serves and the projects that help deliver that technology.

Entrepreneurial 'House of Genius' Lands in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 10/22/2015 10:47 am

Little Rock organizers behind House of Genius are serial entrepreneurs Bernie Baskin of Bespoke Media Group; Jordan Carlisle, formerly director of entrepreneurship at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce; and John Slattery.

Innovation Hub, EAST Initiative Receive Best Buy Grants for Tech Learning

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 04:01 pm

The Innovation Hub and the EAST Initiative have received grants from the Best Buy Foundation to support youth technology access and learning.

SFC Fluidics Receives Grant to Develop Pump System Used in Animal Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 03:53 pm

Fayetteville's SFC Fluidics has received a Phase 1 SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health for development of a wireless, implantable, rapid dosing delivery system for small-animal research.

Wal-Mart Exec to AAEA: We're Working to Reduce Energy Footprint

by Mark Carter 10/20/2015 02:22 pm

Wal-Mart is committed to renewable energy and has implemented measures to further reduce its energy footprint, its vice president for energy told the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Tuesday.

Little Rock's Angel Eye Expands Network of NICU Cameras

by Mark Carter 10/20/2015 11:52 am

The tech startup installed 10 of its camera systems in the NICU at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, and it plans to install another 10 in the Connecticut Children's NICU at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.

Fayetteville's QBox Takes a Coffee Break, Moves Into New Suite

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

VentureBeat reported that Qbox received $2.4 million in funding in September. The money has come in handy because Qbox is hiring; CEO Mark Brandon said the company wants to add as many as 15 in the next year.

Iron Yard Hopes Coding Helps Populate Tech Sector in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 10/19/2015 12:00 am

As more Americans suspect traditional college degrees are delivering less return on their investment, coding schools like the Iron Yard are filling a fast-growing niche.

Political Fundraising Startup Raising Money, Profile

by Mark Carter 10/19/2015 12:00 am of Little Rock has signed on 300 campaigns — local, state and federal — over the past 90 days, more than 500 total, and has worked with five Republican presidential candidates.

Tech Park, Venture Center Mark Companies' Move to Next Stage

by Mark Carter 10/16/2015 09:41 am

Little Rock Tech Park Director Brent Birch told his board Wednesday that things are busy at the park's downtown space.

Metova Gets $45M Defense Contract for Cyberspace War

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/15/2015 12:15 pm

Metova, the tech services and app development firm with offices in Conway and Cabot, announced on Thursday that it had been awarded a $45 million federal contract to support cyberspace and electronic warfare efforts for the U.S. Army Cyber Battle Lab.

Richard Mays Disputes Property Valuation as Tech Park Considers Eminent Domain

by Mark Carter 10/15/2015 11:51 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board is eyeing the last piece of the park's Phase 1 puzzle and is prepared to claim eminent domain to put it into place.

Metova to Open Fayetteville Office, Hire 30

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2015 09:20 am

Metova Inc. announced Tuesday that it will expand to Fayetteville and immediately create 30 technology-based jobs.

Fayetteville's DataRank Acquired by Seattle Firm

by Mark Carter 10/13/2015 09:14 am

Fayetteville startup DataRank has been acquired by Simply Measured of Seattle, the company announced Tuesday.

UA Research Center Funded by $12M Grant to Focus on Cybersecurity

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 10:25 am

University of Arkansas researchers will lead a new national center devoted to cybersecurity for electric power utilities, made possible by a $12.2 million federal grant.

Innovation Hub Hosting LR Version of InnovateHER Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/8/2015 09:26 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has been selected as the central Arkansas host for the 2016 InnovateHER national pitch competition from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

UALR Offers Sneak Peek at Virtual Reality

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 09:16 am

Carolina Cruz-Neira, director of the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, promises a show people will remember when her team hosts an open house on Oct. 16-17 to showcase the latest virtual reality technology.

The Worst Idea Ever (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/5/2015 12:00 am

An Internet entrepreneur is planning to take the insights offered by big data and the oversharing promoted by Facebook to its logical — and horrifying — conclusion: a “Yelp for people,” as it's been called.

Little Rock's Christian Rudder of OkCupid Kickstarts Made by Few

by Mark Carter 10/2/2015 03:57 pm

Rudder, 40, is the co-founder of OkCupid, one of the world's largest dating sites. He also is the author of "Dataclysm," a book that analyzes trends in social media.


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