Innovation Archive

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.

Bespoke Media Growing, Set to Tell Al Bell Story

by Mark Carter 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock's recently expanded Bespoke Media Group will produce a “docu-series” of Arkansas native Al Bell, the renowned music executive and songwriter.

Tech Park Board Gives Birch Raise, Braces for Eminent Domain

by Mark Carter 11/12/2015 10:05 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday voted to give its director a 5 percent raise and braced for a possible eminent domain lawsuit.

Jeff Standridge of Newly Launched Cadron Creek Capital Talks Conway Investment

by Mark Carter 11/11/2015 09:34 am

Acxiom Vice President Jeff Standridge believes Conway is overdue to make its own mark on the state's tech startup ecosystem and hopes his new fund can help.

Field Agent Finds Veterans Do Appreciate Marketing Support

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Field Agent of Fayetteville posted a blog that revealed the results of its latest survey, in which it asked veterans for their thoughts on companies' military marketing and promotions.

Lofty Labs Gains Height in Fayetteville Square

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Lofty Labs, a Web development consultancy, moved in late October to a third-floor space at 1 E. Center Street on the downtown Fayetteville Square.

UALR to Lead Big Data Effort in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:17 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will serve as the Arkansas hub for a big data collaboration involving 16 Southern states and the District of Columbia.

Venture Center, UALR Partner on '2 Days to Startup'

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:15 am

The program brings business professionals, entrepreneurs and students together for a problem-solving competition in which participants create products and services.

Tina McCord Wins InnovateHER Competition at Innovation Hub

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 10:21 am

Tina McCord's Zuni Learning Tree was named the winner of the first InnovateHER contest held at the Innovation Hub in North Little Rock.

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.