Innovation Archive

Fayetteville Firm Gets Federal Grant for Pathogen Detection

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 09:41 am

BioDetection Instruments of Fayetteville has been awarded a $150,000 federal grant to support the development of an automated system for the rapid and sensitive screening of foodborne pathogens.

New Apprenticeship Program to Focus on Advanced IT Skills

by Alexis Hosticka 9/23/2015 08:57 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, in partnership with the Arkansas Apprenticeship Coalition, has launched what it says is the state's first IT apprenticeship program.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Guiding Principles for Young Entrepreneurs (David Moody Commentary)

by David Moody 9/21/2015 12:00 am

It is routine for many of us to use basic decision criteria to help us make decisions. The problem is that we tend to change the criteria. In certain situations, some criteria are relaxed or ignored.

UALR Consortium Gets $750K for Space Missions Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/17/2015 10:45 am

The Arkansas Space Grant Consortium at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock received a $750,000 NASA EPSCoR grant to fund research.

Alma's InvoTek Part of $5M Research Project

by Mark Carter 9/17/2015 10:39 am

Alma research and development company InvoTek is one of four organizations partnering on a project to help improve the ability of those with physical disabilities communicate using technology.

Jeff Stinson to Lead Newly Launched Innovation Fund

by Mark Carter 9/17/2015 09:41 am

The Innovation Fund from the Innovation Hub will support and accelerate the development of university-based startup companies in Arkansas. Jeff Stinson will be its director.

Birch: First Phase of Little Rock Tech Park to Open in Fall 2016

by Mark Carter 9/15/2015 03:19 pm

The first phase of the planned Little Rock Technology Park is targeted to open in the fall of 2016 with 40,000-SF of incubator and office space at 417 Main, Tech Park Executive Director Brent Birch said Tuesday.

Startup Junkie One of 7 Selected for SBA ScaleUp Program

by Mark Carter 9/15/2015 09:19 am

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville is one of seven organizations across the country selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration to administer a ScaleUp America startup accelerator.

Twitter Effort Tackles Infrastructure Needs

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Shannon Newton's constituents are - obviously as president of the Arkansas Trucking Association - Arkansas trucking executives, who are in favor of raising the federal fuel tax to fund highway upkeep and repair.

Mayor Mark Stodola Looks to Keep Main Street Makeover Moving

by George Waldon 9/14/2015 12:00 am

A mix of retail and of-fice buildings that decades ago were part of the city's historic commercial core have combined with new construction to recast a string of properties. A foundation of restaurants, apartments and the performing arts will be joined by a high-rise hotel redevelopment and the Little Rock Tech Park.

Momentum on Side of Max Farrell's Latest, WorkHound

by Mark Carter 9/7/2015 12:00 am

His latest venture is WorkHound, which has developed a driver retention tool for the trucking industry that enables drivers to share feedback about their company and includes an app that aggregates driver data.

Podcasts Growing in Popularity

by Mark Carter 9/7/2015 12:00 am

While probably destined to become the placards of the 22nd century, podcasts represent an increasingly influential medium.

VentureBeat: Fayetteville's Qbox Raises $2.4M

by Mark Carter 9/2/2015 03:05 pm

Qbox is a cloud-based, search database for businesses. Formerly known as StackSearch, it won the ARK Challenge accelerator in 2012. The funding round was led by Vulcan Ventures and other funds based in Silicon Valley.

Cree Rebrands Division That Includes Fayetteville as Wolfspeed

by Mark Carter 9/2/2015 08:32 am

Semiconductor manufacturer Cree Inc. has rebranded its power and radio frequency division, which includes the former Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville, as Wolfspeed, the publicly traded company announced.

Startup Junkie's 2.7.0 Accelerator Launches with 11 Firms

by Mark Carter 9/1/2015 02:32 pm

Promoting startups owned by women, minorities and military veterans is the aim of the 2.7.0 accelerator from Fayetteville's Startup Junkie that began its 14-week run on Tuesday.

Cree Fayetteville Receives $4M from USAF for F-35 Power Module

by Mark Carter 9/1/2015 09:03 am

Cree Inc., the LED and semiconductor manufacturer that purchased Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville in July, received a $4.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force.

John James Looks to Make New Mark With Hayseed

by Marty Cook 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Hayseed, which moved into the Old Post Office building on the downtown Fayetteville square, hopes to raise $6 million to help the next generation of Acumens. James said Hayseed has already partnered with four startups and is consulting a fifth.

Startup Apptegy Aims to Improve School Communication

by Mark Carter 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Apptegy, the Little Rock startup from Jeston George, has meshed all school communication channels into one platform.

Harrison's ReBounces Puts Extra Life Into Tennis Balls, Courts

by Mark Carter 8/31/2015 12:00 am

ReBounces, founded in 2008 and one of the first startups affiliated with the Innovate Arkansas program, developed a way to repressurize old tennis balls and give them new life.