Innovation Archive

Fayetteville Chamber Buys Bradberry Building for $2.4M

by Marty Cook 11/4/2015 07:07 am

The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce has completed its purchase of the Bradberry Building at 21 W. Mountain St. on the downtown square.

Launch of HubX a Turning Point, Officials Say

by Mark Carter 11/3/2015 09:39 am

The launch of the HubX Life Sciences startup accelerator, announced Friday by Baptist Health and the Innovation Hub in partnership with Iron Yard Ventures, signals what many state officials believe is a turning point for the state's tech startup ecosystem.

Sumotext Adding Clients, Making Home in Downtown LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock mobile messaging provider Sumotext recently landed another major national client: Avis/Budget Group.

Baptist Health, Innovation Hub to Launch Health Care Accelerator

by Mark Carter 10/30/2015 03:29 pm

The program will launch with five to 10 startups, each of which will receive seed money of $25,000 to $50,000 and will also qualify for additional back-end investments.

Jeremy Gillam: Lawmakers 'Stepping Up Our Game' to Expand Broadband

by Mark Carter 10/30/2015 12:13 pm

Arkansas House Speaker Jeremy Gillam is leading an effort to increase access to high-speed Internet across the state Arkansas historically lags other states in Internet access, and Gillam is seeking legislative action to expand it.

Delta Challenge Pitch Contest Set for LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2015 10:09 am

A project of the Delta Regional Authority, the competition aims to attract entrepreneurs from Arkansas and the entire Delta region to pitch their ideas for a fellowship with the Delta Entrepreneurship Network.

Heartland Fund Wins Investment Award for Blue Oak Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/28/2015 11:16 am

Heartland Renaissance Fund of Little Rock, an affiliate of Arkansas Capital Corp., has received the 2015 Non-Metro Qualified Low Income Community Investment of the Year Award for its investment in Blue Oak Arkansas, an e-waste recycling project.

Power Technology Installing Laser Projection System at Robinson Theater

by Mark Carter 10/27/2015 11:18 am

The theater will be the first in Arkansas to use a laser light engine for cimema projection and one of just a few cinemas in the world powered by laser light.

Big Data Means Big Business for Arkansas Banks

by Marty Cook 10/26/2015 12:00 am

The Northwest Arkansas Technology Council recently held a panel discussion on big data, and Kinsey was one of the featured panelists. The panel discussion was about how companies can use information gleaned from the production of so much data in today's world.

Alma's InvoTek Driven By People, Not Profit

by Mark Carter 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Tom Jakobs' InvoTek, a research-and-development firm in Alma that develops technology for people with disabilities, doesn't focus on profit but on the people it serves and the projects that help deliver that technology.

Entrepreneurial 'House of Genius' Lands in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 10/22/2015 10:47 am

Little Rock organizers behind House of Genius are serial entrepreneurs Bernie Baskin of Bespoke Media Group; Jordan Carlisle, formerly director of entrepreneurship at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce; and John Slattery.

Innovation Hub, EAST Initiative Receive Best Buy Grants for Tech Learning

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 04:01 pm

The Innovation Hub and the EAST Initiative have received grants from the Best Buy Foundation to support youth technology access and learning.

SFC Fluidics Receives Grant to Develop Pump System Used in Animal Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 03:53 pm

Fayetteville's SFC Fluidics has received a Phase 1 SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health for development of a wireless, implantable, rapid dosing delivery system for small-animal research.

Wal-Mart Exec to AAEA: We're Working to Reduce Energy Footprint

by Mark Carter 10/20/2015 02:22 pm

Wal-Mart is committed to renewable energy and has implemented measures to further reduce its energy footprint, its vice president for energy told the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Tuesday.

Little Rock's Angel Eye Expands Network of NICU Cameras

by Mark Carter 10/20/2015 11:52 am

The tech startup installed 10 of its camera systems in the NICU at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, and it plans to install another 10 in the Connecticut Children's NICU at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.

Fayetteville's QBox Takes a Coffee Break, Moves Into New Suite

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

VentureBeat reported that Qbox received $2.4 million in funding in September. The money has come in handy because Qbox is hiring; CEO Mark Brandon said the company wants to add as many as 15 in the next year.

Iron Yard Hopes Coding Helps Populate Tech Sector in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 10/19/2015 12:00 am

As more Americans suspect traditional college degrees are delivering less return on their investment, coding schools like the Iron Yard are filling a fast-growing niche.

Political Fundraising Startup Raising Money, Profile

by Mark Carter 10/19/2015 12:00 am

RaisetheMoney.com of Little Rock has signed on 300 campaigns — local, state and federal — over the past 90 days, more than 500 total, and has worked with five Republican presidential candidates.

Tech Park, Venture Center Mark Companies' Move to Next Stage

by Mark Carter 10/16/2015 09:41 am

Little Rock Tech Park Director Brent Birch told his board Wednesday that things are busy at the park's downtown space.

Metova Gets $45M Defense Contract for Cyberspace War

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/15/2015 12:15 pm

Metova, the tech services and app development firm with offices in Conway and Cabot, announced on Thursday that it had been awarded a $45 million federal contract to support cyberspace and electronic warfare efforts for the U.S. Army Cyber Battle Lab.