Innovation Archive

Little Rock Tech Park Announces First Tenants

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/6/2016 10:29 am

The Little Rock Technology Park announces the first slate of tenants moving into Phase 1 of its permanent offices at 415 and 417 Main St., which are set to open March 1.

University of Arkansas Announces $324K Computing Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 10:28 am

The University of Arkansas announced Monday that, through a five-year $324,312 National Science Foundation grant, it will continue to serve as a partner institution in the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).

LiveRamp Will Acquire Two Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/29/2016 02:01 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock says its company, LiveRamp of San Francisco, will acquire marketing startups Arbor of New York City and Circulate of Philadelphia for about $140 million.

Conway Corp. Rolls Out 1-Gb Residential Internet Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2016 10:21 am

Conway Corp. announced Wednesday that one-gigabit internet service will be available to its residential customers for $94.95 a month beginning in December.

Jason Rapert Named CEO of ULockIt Security Devices

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 05:00 pm

ULockIt Security Devices of Conway announced Monday the appointment of Jason Rapert as its CEO. The company said it's also looking at expanding sales nationwide.

Update: 'Conductor' Innovation, Entrepreneurial Initiative Launches at UCA

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/17/2016 11:00 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville and the Central Arkansas Venture Team launches a public-private initiative called "Conductor" to drive entrepreneurship and innovation.

Update: Windstream, EarthLink to Merge in $1.1B All-Stock Deal

by Sarah Campbell and Lance Turner 11/7/2016 06:39 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock and EarthLink Holdings Corp. of Atlanta announced Monday an agreement to merge in an all-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion, including debt.

Entergy Makes Offer of Synergy to Solar Proponents

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

As the Arkansas Public Service Commission wrangles over rules for putting home-generated electricity onto the grid, the biggest news for Pulaski County may be that it could find a path to net metering despite Entergy's opposition to its legal arguments.

CDS Crime Cams Give Agencies Extra Eyes

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced last week that its new Crime Cam can send real-time video of a robbery at a business to the police.

Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

You might say that KATV has a new drone to play with, but it's no toy; instead, it's a sophisticated newsgathering tool costing at least $6,000, not counting the employees who fly it.

Never a Dull Moment for Cranford Co. on Twitter

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Ross Cranford is excited about the Cranford Co.'s innovative new work with Twitter.

Venture Center Announces New Dates for FinTech Accelerator

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2016 10:22 am

The Venture Center of Little Rock on Friday announced that dates for its 2017 FinTech Accelerator have changed.

WattGlass of Fayetteville Gets $679K SunShot Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2016 02:07 pm

WattGlass of Fayetteville gets a $679,413 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to help commercialize its anti-reflective glass coating technology.

Innovation Hub Announces Kickoff of Inaugural I-Fund Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2016 09:52 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub of North Little Rock says eight teams representing five universities kicked off the inaugural 12-week I-Fund program in Fayetteville over the weekend.

ARA Names Two Scholars, Two Fellows

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2016 01:24 pm

The Arkansas Research Alliance, the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced two new ARA scholars and two new ARA fellows.

Applications For 2017 FinTech Accelerator Now Open

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2016 12:22 pm

Startups can now apply through Oct. 31 to participate in the Venture Center's 2017 FinTech Accelerator, which has been extended until 2018 to the tune of $2 million.

Common Issues That Make Startups Sputter (Rodney Moore Commentary)

by Rodney Moore 9/6/2016 04:20 pm

In Arkansas and elsewhere, the mechanisms of creation, promotion and distribution of ideas and products are at the fingertips of most people. But many startups miss their opportunity because they sputter before they start.

Elyxor to Hire 45 at New North Little Rock Office

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/9/2016 03:36 pm

Elyxor Inc., a software engineering services provider, said Tuesday that it plans to hire 45 new employees at its new Argenta office space in North Little Rock.

UALR Awarded $276K for Cybersecurity Education

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/4/2016 10:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Wednesday announced that a team of its researchers has been awarded a $276,424 National Science Foundation grant.

FIS, Governor Extend VC FinTech Accelerator Program to 2018

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/3/2016 02:43 pm

FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday that they aim to extend the VC FinTech Accelerator program until 2018.

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