Innovation Archive

LR Tech Park Board Hears Main Street Site Recommendations

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2014 09:53 am

The real estate firm selected by the Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board to help search for a downtown site for the planned tech park on Wednesday recommended the acquisition of five properties along Main and Scott streets.

Vivione Partners with Global Firm to Offer Diagnostic Test for Oil and Gas Industries

by Mark Carter 7/9/2014 10:51 am

Vivione Biosciences of Pine Bluff has announced a partnership with the Institute for Environmental Health that will open up its pathogen detection system to the oil and gas industries.

Southern Arkansas University's Marine Biology Program Begins This Fall

by Lee Hogan 7/7/2014 10:37 am

Southern Arkansas University will offer the state's first marine biology degree beginning this fall. The university hopes the new program will draw in students from across the state and region.

ARK Challenge Readies for Third Installment

by Mark Carter 7/7/2014 12:00 am

The third installment of the ARK Challenge startup accelerator in Fayetteville, scheduled to run for three months beginning later this summer through September, will be leaner and meaner.

Launch Retreat Hopes to Fill Niche in Startup Ecosystem

by Mark Carter 7/3/2014 11:30 am

Part startup accelerator, part Startup Weekend, a new event in northwest Arkansas is designed to nudge early-stage startup ventures on their way to healthy growth.

CEO: Wal-Mart Taught Me How To Be A Leader, Manager

by Lee Hogan 6/30/2014 09:45 am

The co-founder and CEO of SmartStar, a mobile application that teaches children life skills, says everything she knows about herself as a leader and manager was learned during a summer internship at Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart Gives $450,000 Grant to NWA Council

by Marty Cook 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announced a $450,000 grant to the Northwest Arkansas Council on Tuesday at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.

New Website Aims to Help Entrepreneurs Open Business

by Lee Hogan 6/26/2014 03:50 pm

First-time entrepreneurs in Arkansas have a new online tool that was constructed to help them navigate the process of opening a business.

Fayetteville's CrossFleet Launches Mobile App for Field Service Industries

by Mark Carter 6/25/2014 08:01 am

CrossFleet, the Fayetteville startup and Innovate Arkansas client firm that launched the LOCATE tracking app for the trucking industry in 2012, has turned its attention to field service industries.

Noble Institute Brings Youth Entrepreneurship Program to Fort Smith

by Mark Carter 6/23/2014 03:20 pm

The second-annual Noble Institute from Noble Impact kicked off this week in Fort Smith, and event leaders hope to spur the kind of interest in youth entrepreneurship that has enveloped the central Arkansas startup scene over the past year.

Fayetteville Firm Launches Innovative Rice Bran Products

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 11:03 am

The products, NutraBran™ Solubles and NutraBran™ Fiber, are plant-based protein and bulking/fiber ingredients suitable for use in products such as baked goods, meats, cereals, smoothies and snacks.

New Group Promoting Arkansas Biotech, Nanotech Firms

by Mark Carter 6/17/2014 11:09 am

Brian Umberson, spokesman for Bio+Nano+Arkansas, says Arkansas boasts a "surprising assortment" of biotech and nanotech companies that provide research-based services related to cell lines, diagnostics and raw materials.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Winding Down, Will Close in 2017

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

After committing more than $1.8 billion to nonprofits since 1994, including hundreds of millions of dollars to organizations in Arkansas, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas is set to shut down at the end of 2017.

Noble Impact Introduces Entrepreneurship Program to eStem Third Graders

by Mark Carter 6/13/2014 11:23 am

After successfully introducing its student entrepreneurship program to Little Rock's eStem Public Charter High School, Noble Impact decided to take on third graders.

UA to Offer First Start-to-Finish Online Bachelor's Degree

by Lee Hogan 6/10/2014 09:41 am

Starting this fall, the University of Arkansas will offer its first start-to-finish online bachelor's degree program. The degree will be a bachelor's in business administration from the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

James Hendren to Kick Off AVC's Entrepreneurial 'Build It' Series

by Mark Carter 6/6/2014 09:07 am

Arkansas "techpreneur" pioneer James Hendren will kick off the Arkansas Venture Center's Build It program on Tuesday from the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Arkansas Fellowship Announces First Class, Host Companies

by Mark Carter 6/4/2014 12:21 pm

The Arkansas Fellowship is a program that matches graduating Arkansas college seniors with Arkansas host companies.

Little Rock Tech Park Offers Director Job to Brent Birch

by Mark Carter 6/4/2014 11:42 am

Brent Birch, chief information officer for Arkansas Business Publishing Group, has been offered the director's job for the planned Little Rock technology park.

Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center Hosting Seminars Throughout Summer

by Lee Hogan 6/3/2014 03:20 pm

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is hosting various seminars, in topics ranging from human resources to social media, throughout Arkansas this summer for small business owners and employees.

UALR Names Finalists for Vice Provost of Research Position

by Lee Hogan 6/3/2014 10:31 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named three finalists for vice provost of research, innovation and economic development. The finalists are set to visit the campus this month.