Innovation Archive

UCA to Host Independent TED Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2015 09:52 am

TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas will hold the fourth TEDx UCA Salon themed “Reinventing Liberal Arts Education” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at UCA Downtown, the new UCA venue located in downtown Conway at 1105 Oak St.

Tech Park's First Phase of Construction To Be Completed by Early 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Work on the first phase of the Little Rock Technology Park, the planned $100 million project along Main Street, is expected to begin early in 2016.

Local Printers Adapt to Keep Up With Tech

by Mark Carter 12/21/2015 12:00 am

The times, they are a-changing. Printers who want to remain open for business, much less relevant, must be ready to recognize new tech and adapt quickly.

FIS to Bring FinTech Accelerator to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 12/17/2015 01:48 pm

FIS will sponsor a startup accelerator in Little Rock devoted to financial technology, CEO Gary Norcross announced Thursday during the 150th annual meeting of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

UAMS Startup Gets State Grant for Radiation Protection Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 02:56 pm

Tocol Pharmaceuticals, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences startup, has received a $50,000 Seed Capital Investment Program grant for further development of a plant-based compound for protecting humans against exposure to radiation.

Boston Mountain Biotech Gets Grant to Further Pharma Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 08:57 am

Boston Mountain Biotech of Fayetteville has received a National Science Foundation grant to further its research into simplifying production of pharmaceutical proteins used in a variety of medical drugs.

Arkansas Blue Cross Joins HubX Accelerator Team

by Mark Carter 12/15/2015 10:29 am

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Tuesday that it has signed on as a sponsor of the HubX-Life Sciences health care startup accelerator from Baptist Health and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.

Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand.

WFA Hosts First Girls of Promise Coding Summit

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2015 02:58 pm

The Women's Foundation of Arkansas sponsored its first Girls of Promise Coding Summit Wednesday at the Governor's Mansion.

Phyzit to Provide TCM Service to Baptist Subsidiary

by Mark Carter 12/11/2015 10:34 am

Little Rock health-care startup Phyzit has announced an agreement with Arkansas Health Group to provide transitional care management for 52 affiliated health-care providers at 21 clinics across the state.

Second Class of ARA Fellows Announced

by Mark Carter 12/10/2015 03:31 pm

The ARA Fellows program, in its second year, recognizes established researchers at the state's five research universities and awards them three-year, $75,000 grants to further their research.

Politicos, 'Shark Tank' Personality to Speak at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2015 10:18 am

Ari Fleisher, David Axelrod and entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" personality Daymond John will speak in two lectures in February at the University of Arkansas.

Architect Unveils Tech Park's Phase 1 Designs

by Mark Carter 12/10/2015 09:22 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Board Authority got the chance to visualize the fruits of its labor on Wednesday, seeing new architectural renderings of the park's first phase for the first time.

ArkUAV Sells, Offers Training for Aerial Vehicles

by Alexis Hosticka 12/8/2015 11:43 am

ArkUAV of Little Rock, a company aiming to provide training, services and supplies for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in industries including agriculture and energy, marked its grand opening Tuesday.

CardioWise Fundraising Shows Heart

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Fayetteville's CardioWise Inc., which has developed cardiac analysis software, is continuing to reach its target offering of $2 million. Its software, Multiparametric Strain Analysis, analyzes the three-dimensional motion of the heart acquired from cardiac MRI images.

Inuvo, PrivacyStar Unveil New Space in Museum Building

by Mark Carter 12/3/2015 09:16 am

Tech firms Inuvo and First Orion/PrivacyStar officially unveiled their new space in the River Market District's Museum Building on Thursday, promising to add an additional 75 workers next year.

UALR to Host International Conference on Digital Security

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2015 08:59 am

The conference connects digital forensics and information security researchers, as well as experts and policymakers, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and a discussion of best practices and latest developments.

How to Start Up Your Startup (J. Ann Dorsey Expert Advice)

by Ann Dorsey 11/30/2015 12:00 am

There are many things that go into starting a new company, and too often new companies fail before they even get started. This isn't to say that your idea isn't brilliant, but there are a lot of steps between a great idea and a viable business.

Update: Tech Park, Richard Mays Settle on Price

by Mark Carter 11/25/2015 10:37 am

The board will pay Mays $1.037 million for the 10,000-SF property, with both sides agreeing to drop law suits. It met late Tuesday afternoon and voted to extend the offer which Mays accepted.

Frank, Judy Fletcher Give UA $600K for Entrepreneurial Course

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2015 09:30 am

University of Arkansas alumnus Frank Fletcher and his wife, Judy, are providing $600,000 to establish the Frank and Judy Fletcher SAKE Fund in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.