Innovation Archive

NWA's Movista Raises More than $500K from Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2013 12:00 am

A technology company in Bentonville has raised nearly $550,000, according to a Securities & Exchange Commission filing late last month.

VIC Portfolio Company Announces Patent for Brain Health Product

by Mark Carter 12/12/2013 10:06 am

Sevo Neutraceuticals, a portfolio company of Fayetteville's VIC Technology Venture Development, announces a patent for its Perceptiv product, a supplement for brain health and cognitive performance.

Greenbrier Space Balloon Launchers Among Innovation Center's Targeted Users

by Mark Carter 12/5/2013 09:59 am

EAST students at Greenbrier High School are among those who stand to benefit from a DRA grant that will speed the opening of the Launch Pad maker space in the Argenta Innovation Center.

Innovation Hub Announces $250K Grant From DRA

by Mark Carter 12/2/2013 02:54 pm

The nonprofit Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announces a $250,000 grant from the Delta Regional Authority to be used for program support and administrative operations at the planned Argenta Innovation Center.

Bourbon & Boots, Treatsie Get $650,000 in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/2/2013 12:00 am

October was a good month for two Little Rock startup tech firms, Treatsie LLC and Bourbon & Boots Inc. of Little Rock, which received a total of $650,000 in investments.

Treatsie: Sweetly Rolling Off Customers' Tongues

by Mark Carter 12/1/2013 12:00 am

Artisan sweets: The phrase rolls off the tongue like butterscotch. Or perhaps caramel. Little Rock startup Treatsie aims to roll off the tongue like the sweet treat of your choice.

Refinery Seeks to Jump-Start Jobs in Delta

by Luke Jones 11/25/2013 12:00 am

In the sleepy town of DeWitt, past a wooden sign labeled “ArcoFeed,” within the walls of a half-ruined filling station, there sits a metal box that could be the future of a small-scale biofuel industry throughout the Delta.

University of Arkansas Agri Division Inventions Generate Revenue

by Marty Cook 11/25/2013 12:00 am

Researching the DNA of strawberries, blackberries and even poultry are examples of the Division of Agriculture's attempts to improve the lot of Arkansas' farmers or stock raisers.

Young CEOs: Entrepreneurship in Schools Possible

by Mark Carter 11/22/2013 10:44 am

Introducing entrepreneurship into the standard high school curriculum is possible and ultimately inevitable, according to participants in Thursday night's young CEO panel discussion hosted by the Arkansas Venture Center at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Here's What Stephens Investment Management Group Has Been Buying

by Lance Turner 11/19/2013 11:25 am

AOL's Daily Finance takes a look at what Stephens Investment Management Group of Little Rock is buying and, maybe more importantly, dumping.

Millie Ward: Women Startup Founders Should Take Advantage of Opportunities

by Mark Carter 11/19/2013 09:44 am

Millie Ward of Little Rock's Stone Ward believes the U.S. economy will become more startup-centric, and that aspiring entrepreneurs, particularly women founders, need to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.

Exposure Takes Top Prize at Startup Weekend NWA

by Mark Carter 11/18/2013 12:54 pm

Northwest Arkansas entrepreneurs coalesced around 13 startup ventures over the weekend at Startup Weekend Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville, and an idea called Exposure took home first place.

It's A Big Week for Entrepreneurs in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 11/18/2013 10:40 am

With Startup Weekend having just wrapped up in Fayetteville and Global Entrepreneurship Week kicking off in Little Rock tonight, it's a big week for entrepreneurs in Arkansas.

Startup Ecosystem Seeping Into High School Ranks

by Mark Carter 11/15/2013 11:20 am

The entrepreneurial momentum that's enveloped Arkansas over the last five years or so is seeping into the high school ranks. Noble Impact works with high schools to promote entrepreneurship.

Startup Weekend Set for Fayetteville Beginning Friday

by Mark Carter 11/14/2013 09:51 am

The northwest Arkansas event is part of the Global Startup Battle in which the top two teams from each Startup Weekend held this week will earn a spot in the Champion's Circle, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.

Site Chosen, but Little Rock Tech Park Details Lacking

by Luke Jones 11/11/2013 12:00 am

The project is intended to provide a space for researchers from local universities to turn their research into business. For the past two years, the authority's board of directors has been fighting an increasingly bumpy battle over the location of the park.

Wal-Mart Works on 'Green Roofs' with Portland State University

by Lance Turner 11/6/2013 08:19 am

The world's largest retailer is working with Portland State University to build a green roof research site on top of Wal-Mart's new store in North Portland.

Catholic High Senior Seeks Startup Success with Overwatch

by Mark Carter 11/4/2013 12:00 am

UA Technology Ventures director Jeff Amerine, an ARK Challenge mentor and Innovate Arkansas adviser, believes that both Overwatch and Josh Moody are ready for the big time now.

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Shows Off Biorefinery at DeWitt

by Lance Turner 10/29/2013 03:09 pm

Legislators and others got their first look at a $27,000, refrigerator-sized biorefinery that converts camelina, a wheat-like crop, into bio-fuel.

UALR Hosting International 'Big Data' Conferences

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/28/2013 03:25 pm

The Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology at UALR will host two international conferences focused on "big data" in November.