Innovation Archive

Tech Park Board Chooses WDD Architects for Phase 1 of Project

by Mark Carter 5/14/2015 03:55 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board has selected Wittenberg Delony & Davidson as the architect for the first phase of the tech park, planned for the Main Street corridor in downtown Little Rock.

PTI to Provide Projection Mapping on Old State House for LR Film Festival

by Mark Carter 5/14/2015 09:19 am

The projection mapping used to illuminate and transform Cinderella's castle at Disney World in Orlando will be a part of the Little Rock Film Festival, thanks to Power Technology Inc. of Alexander, an Innovate Arkansas firm.

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital Acquires Bourbon & Boots

by Mark Carter 5/14/2015 08:39 am

Little Rock startup Bourbon & Boots, the Southern-themed online marketplace that offers more than 2,000 artisan items with more than 250,000 customers across the country, has been acquired by XCelerate Capital.

VIC Portfolio Firm Develops Treatments for Poultry Bacteria

by Mark Carter 5/13/2015 10:01 am

Akeso Biomedical of Boston, a portfolio company of VIC Technology Venture Development of Fayetteville, announced Tuesday that it has licensed a new class of compounds to treat bacterial infections, including one transmitted to humans from chickens.

UA Supercomputer Flexes Operational Muscle

by Sean Beherec 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas is gaining some computing power with a supercomputer that dwarfs the capabilities of traditional desktops.

Computer Courses Measure Puts Arkansas at Forefront of Expanding Coding Opportunities

by Sean Beherec 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson drew the attention of educators and the tech industry when he ushered a bill through the Legislature requiring all high schools in the state to offer a computer science course.

XCelerate Capital Invests $250K in Real Agent Guard

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2015 10:09 am

Real Agent Guard developed a mobile-enabled personal security system for real estate agents. It was created by founders Justin Horner and Tim Brasuell in the aftermath of the murder last year of a central Arkansas agent.

Hayseed Ventures to Take Over Old Post Office Building in Fayetteville Square

by Marty Cook 5/6/2015 10:49 am

Acumen Brands of Fayetteville will move its Country Outfitter flagship store out of the Old Post Office Building in the downtown Fayetteville square.

Venture Center's Pre-Flight Program Graduates Second Class

by Mark Carter 5/5/2015 10:53 am

The Venture Center's latest Pre-Flight class includes three startups that identified specific problems in their respective markets and proposed solutions.

Arkansas' Own Crowdfunding Site EquityNet Alive and Kicking

by Jan Cottingham 5/4/2015 12:00 am

What Arkansas' EquityNet lacks in scrappy appeal it seeks to make up for in experience and performance. Of course, the 10-year-old company, based in Fayetteville, has an audience and purpose very different from Kickstarter or Indiegogo.

Angel Eye's 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 5/4/2015 12:00 am

CEO Steve Bethel wants to expand the platform to provide two-way communication between parents at home and nurses at the hospital. While Angel Eye focuses on further developing its product, it remains a small startup on the cusp of growth.

For Parents of Preemies, A Little Innovation from Angel Eye

by Mark Carter 5/4/2015 12:00 am

The tech-based startups that make up the portfolio of Innovate Arkansas client companies have taken innovation to new heights in Arkansas, from the potentially groundbreaking solar-cell technology of Picasolar to the e-commerce genius of Acumen Brands. Now another IA client firm, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences startup Angel Eye Camera Systems, has applied some innovation to the NICU.

Leaders Deem AMS Innovation Summit A Success, Seek More Events

by Mark Carter 5/1/2015 10:27 am

Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions director Dan Curtis and Innovation Hub director Warwick Sabin said they would like to partner on more events like the Arkansas Manufacturing Innovation Summit.

Arkansas Baptist College Opens Scott Ford Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2015 02:29 pm

Arkansas Baptist College of Little Rock on Wednesday marked the opening and dedication of the Scott Ford Center for Entrepreneurship & Community Development.

First Arkansas Manufacturing Innovation Summit Underway at Hub

by Mark Carter 4/29/2015 10:46 am

The first Arkansas Manufacturing Innovation Summit is taking place at the Innovation Hub in downtown North Little Rock, as business leaders from across the state meet to discuss ways to infuse innovation into the state's manufacturing industry.

Innovation Hub Receives $1M EDA Grant for Argenta Center

by Mark Carter 4/27/2015 02:25 pm

The nonprofit Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has received a $1 million federal grant to complete renovation of its Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock, it announced Monday.

Warren Stephens Bets on Startup Roadie Shipping Network

by Jan Cottingham 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Roadie uses the excess capacity of passenger vehicles already on the road to move packages from one point to another. The Roadie mobile app connects drivers with people who need to ship goods to where those drivers are already headed.

Conway Startup Grainster's Boasts Wildly Optimistic Projections

by Mark Friedman 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Grainster, an online grain-trading business based in Conway, launched in August and has since made eye-popping claims of being a $200 million startup and having a potential valuation of $1 trillion in just 14 years.

Innovate Arkansas Accelerating Startup Success in State

by Mark Carter 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Before 2012, Arkansas startup founders looking to join an accelerator program to fast-track their ventures had to look out of state. The ARK Challenge gave them a reason to stay home. The state's first startup accelerator, the ARK was funded into life in 2012 when Innovate Arkansas submitted an application to the $37 million Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge, an effort by the U.S. Department of Commerce to spur job creation within targeted regional industry clusters.

nGage Labs Cuts 15 Jobs in Little Rock, But Still Open for Business

by Mark Carter 4/24/2015 09:38 am

nGage Labs laid off 15 workers last month, but its office in Little Rock remains open, a company spokesman says.

Search

Latest Arkansas Business Poll

Should Congress renew the Export-Import Bank?