Innovation Archive

Jerry Adams Excited About Research Talent Attracted to Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Jerry Adams started the nonprofit Arkansas Research Alliance in 2008. It partners with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to help commercialize technology produced at the FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson.

YES Competition Recognizes Top Student Entrepreneurs

by Mark Carter 2/5/2016 03:08 pm

The 2016 Youth Entrepreur Showcase brought together the top 25 student teams, representing students in grades 5-8, for the competition's Expo Day.

Spencer Jones' LineGard Med Adds Vance Clement as COO

by Mark Carter 2/4/2016 12:08 pm

LineGard Med, the medical device startup from Little Rock entrepreneur Spencer Jones, has added Vance Clement of Fayetteville's BlueInGreen as its chief operating officer, the company announced.

E-Z Mart CEO Sonja Hubbard Appointed to Chair Arkansas Research Alliance

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 10:09 am

The Arkansas Research Alliance has named Sonja Hubbard, president and CEO of Texarkana's E-Z Mart Stores Inc., chairman of its board of directors and added four new board members.

Arkansas Trucking Featured in Washington Post Story

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

A recent item in the Washington Post about driver retention in the trucking industry mentioned several Arkansas sources.

Stand-alone Acxiom IT Rebrands as Ensono

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Ensono is based in suburban Chicago, where Acxiom's IT division was based, and employs around 700 workers in all, 350 at its headquarters. But roughly 150 employees, transitioned from Acxiom, work at its Conway data center.

Metova Acquires New Tech

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Metova, a tech services and app development firm with offices in Conway, Cabot and Fayetteville, announced that it had purchased Camber Corp.'s Cyber Operations Enhanced Network & Training Simulator and SLAM-R Cyber Range technology for an undisclosed price.

NOWDiagnostics Moves Production to Arkansas, Could Hire 12 This Year

by Marty Cook 1/26/2016 04:43 pm

NOWDiagnostics of Springdale expects to hire as many as 12 new employees in the coming year, the company said Tuesday.

Fayetteville Firm Receives Federal Grant for Spinal Fusion Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2016 11:13 am

Fayetteville's OsteoVantage has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant of $150,000 to further development of its system of spinal instrumentation that enhances new bone formation.

Treatsie Names Kelli Marks Digital Content Manager

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2016 10:24 am

Artisan sweets startup Treatsie announced Tuesday it has hired Sweet Love Bakes founder Kelli Marks as head of digital content. Treatsie helps consumers discover artisan sweets from all over the country through a monthly subscription box and an online marketplace.

Cadron Creek Capital Closes With 55 Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

As of January, the first Cadron Creek fund was closed with 55 investors (made up of 60 individuals) and $1.525 million.

University of Arkansas Joins Truck Driving Quest

by Marty Cook 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Members of a partnership that includes Mid-America Truck Driving School of Malvern, the Northwest Technical Institute of Springdale and the UA Global Campus in Rogers hope to raise the exposure and enrollment numbers of the program.

What to Seek in an Accelerator (Spencer Jones Commentary)

by Spencer Jones 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Accelerators are one of the best ways to launch a company or simply boost its growth, but all accelerators are not created equal.

ASBTDC Hosting Entrepreneurial Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2016 02:39 pm

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center at UALR is hosting a pair of events aimed at helping entrepreneurs learn about technology commercialization and proposals for federal grant projects.

Tech Park Readying for Tenants, Potential Fall Opening

by Mark Carter 1/14/2016 09:03 am

The Little Rock Technology Park is expected to begin filling up as soon as it opens, which Director Brent Birch thinks could happen by November.

Nancy Gray of UAMS BioVentures Joins Tech Park Board

by Mark Carter 1/12/2016 09:44 am

Nancy Gray, director of the BioVentures startup incubator at UAMS, is appointed to the board of the Little Rock Technology Park, and vice chair Kevin Zaffaroni has been reappointed.

Conference to Focus on Investment in Delta

by Mark Carter 1/6/2016 09:13 am

The Delta Regional Authority is partnering with the White House Rural Council to host the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference Jan. 11-12 in West Memphis and Memphis.

Iron Yard, Innovate Arkansas to Offer Coding Scholarships

by Mark Carter 1/5/2016 09:53 am

The Iron Yard coding school and Innovate Arkansas will partner to offer $30,000 in scholarships to applicants in the school's front-end and back-end engineering sessions set to begin in February.

Metroplan Report Predicts Job Growth in Health Care

by Alexis Hosticka 1/4/2016 10:14 am

Metroplan on Monday released its 2015 Economic Review and Outlook, noting economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2015: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/4/2016 12:00 am

This week, for the second time, Arkansas Business offers a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2015's “Executive Q&A” features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2016.


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