Innovation Archive

Politicos, 'Shark Tank' Personality to Speak at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2015 10:18 am

Ari Fleisher, David Axelrod and entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" personality Daymond John will speak in two lectures in February at the University of Arkansas.

Architect Unveils Tech Park's Phase 1 Designs

by Mark Carter 12/10/2015 09:22 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Board Authority got the chance to visualize the fruits of its labor on Wednesday, seeing new architectural renderings of the park's first phase for the first time.

ArkUAV Sells, Offers Training for Aerial Vehicles

by Alexis Crowe 12/8/2015 11:43 am

ArkUAV of Little Rock, a company aiming to provide training, services and supplies for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in industries including agriculture and energy, marked its grand opening Tuesday.

CardioWise Fundraising Shows Heart

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Fayetteville's CardioWise Inc., which has developed cardiac analysis software, is continuing to reach its target offering of $2 million. Its software, Multiparametric Strain Analysis, analyzes the three-dimensional motion of the heart acquired from cardiac MRI images.

Inuvo, PrivacyStar Unveil New Space in Museum Building

by Mark Carter 12/3/2015 09:16 am

Tech firms Inuvo and First Orion/PrivacyStar officially unveiled their new space in the River Market District's Museum Building on Thursday, promising to add an additional 75 workers next year.

UALR to Host International Conference on Digital Security

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2015 08:59 am

The conference connects digital forensics and information security researchers, as well as experts and policymakers, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and a discussion of best practices and latest developments.

How to Start Up Your Startup (J. Ann Dorsey Expert Advice)

by Ann Dorsey 11/30/2015 12:00 am

There are many things that go into starting a new company, and too often new companies fail before they even get started. This isn't to say that your idea isn't brilliant, but there are a lot of steps between a great idea and a viable business.

Update: Tech Park, Richard Mays Settle on Price

by Mark Carter 11/25/2015 10:37 am

The board will pay Mays $1.037 million for the 10,000-SF property, with both sides agreeing to drop law suits. It met late Tuesday afternoon and voted to extend the offer which Mays accepted.

Frank, Judy Fletcher Give UA $600K for Entrepreneurial Course

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2015 09:30 am

University of Arkansas alumnus Frank Fletcher and his wife, Judy, are providing $600,000 to establish the Frank and Judy Fletcher SAKE Fund in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

SBA Loans in Arkansas Increase 111 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 03:05 pm

Arkansas' performance exceeded the national average and includes a 34 percent increase in numbers of loans, the SBA said.

Fundraising On Tap for Spencer Jones' IV Device

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Spencer Jones' ARK startup led to the launch of LineGuard Med to develop SafeBreak, a device engineered to protect IV access devices from accidental dislodgment.

Following The Crowd (Robert T. Smith Expert Advice)

by Robert T. Smith 11/23/2015 12:00 am

One of the more publicized provisions of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act directed the S.E.C. to establish rules allowing companies to use crowdfunding to raise capital in an exempt securities offering.

UALR's Virtual Reality Going Places, Really

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Last week, UALR's Emerging Analytics Center showcased its two VR student projects during Supercomputing 2015 (SC15), an international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis held in Austin, Texas.

Fayetteville's BlueInGreen Sees Wave of Growth

by Mark Carter 11/23/2015 12:00 am

BlueInGreen delivers dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide and ozone into water treatment systems and has clients in multiple states across the U.S.

Illumina Laser Lights Up New York

by Mark Carter 11/23/2015 12:00 am

The Illumina laser projection system from Power Technology Inc. of Alexander has made it all the way to New York, New York.

Arkansas Capital Corp. Changing Funding Model

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

Arkansas Capital Corp. of Little Rock will no longer work with state government to provide small-business loans. For the first time in the organization's almost 60-year history, its funding model is changing.

Richard Mays Sues Tech Park Board, Raises Asking Price

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2015 10:30 am

Little Rock attorney Richard Mays on Thursday sued the Little Rock Technology Park Authority and other officials, challenging the board's authority to take his property under eminent domain.

UALR Workshop Explains Commercialization Process for Researchers

by Mark Carter 11/19/2015 01:58 pm

Determining the commercial viability of research ideas should be an easy process that need not intimidate university students and researchers who harbor hopes of taking those ideas to market, Rebecca Norman told students and researchers Thursday.

Tech Park Board Extends Property Deadline for Richard Mays

by Mark Carter 11/16/2015 04:25 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board votes Monday to give Richard Mays until Friday to accept the board's offer of $845,000 for his 10,000-SF property at 415 Main St.

UALR Hosting Global Entrepreneurship Week Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 10:21 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a series of events as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week this week.