Innovation Archive

Startup Junkie's Jeff Amerine on Using Entrepreneurship to Innovate Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Jeff Amerine recently left his position as director of Technology Ventures at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to devote himself full time to Startup Junkie Consulting, the firm he began in 2008.

Innovation Hub Expanding to NWA in Partnership with Fayetteville Chamber

by Mark Carter 6/25/2015 11:36 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, in partnership with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, will expand to northwest Arkansas, officials announced Thursday.

UA Startup Founder Ellen Brune Up for Global Women's Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2015 10:52 am

Brune, 28, founded Innovate Arkansas client firm Boston Mountain Biotech to produce pharmaceutical proteins using a method she helped develop at the UA. She is one of 18 women in the world selected as finalists for the awards.

Iron Yard Coding Classes Set to Begin in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 6/23/2015 10:46 am

The Iron Yard coding school is set to launch in Little Rock from the Museum Center in the River Market District. The school will begin with three-month courses devoted to .NET and front-end engineering.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Game Isn't Over in Video Game Trademark Suit

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Innovis Labs Inc. of North Little Rock accused Blizzard Entertainment Inc. of Irvine, California, of trademark infringement for the use of “Overwatch,” according to Innovis' lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

Bourbon & Boots to Open New HQ in Argenta

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 11:04 am

Bourbon & Boots, the startup acquired by Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital in May, announced Thursday that it will open a new headquarters in the Argenta District of downtown North Little Rock.

Venture Center Partners with Entergy on Mentor Training Program

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:34 am

The program is a half-day course that guides participants through the Venture Center's methodology and mission, walking through the steps to take a business from idea "to a scalable, investable venture."

UA Makes List of Top 100 US Patent Producers

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 03:29 pm

The University of Arkansas System made the list of 100 top U.S. utility patent-producing universities in the world, released by the National Academy of Inventors.

Innovation Hub, Startup Junkie to Partner

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 08:42 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announced that it will partner with Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville to expand and enhance the services each organization provides to early-stage startup ventures in the state. The plan is to develop and share new facilities, events and programs that will support and advance startup ventures in Arkansas.

Tickets Available, Speakers Set for Little Rock's TED Event

by Mark Carter 6/15/2015 09:42 am

Speakers have been announced and tickets now are available for the TEDx event in Little Rock, scheduled for July 24 from the Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market District.

Rise of the 'Purpose Economy' (Martin Thoma Commentary)

by Martin Thoma 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Trend spotters argue that just as the industrial economy supplanted the agrarian economy and then was itself supplanted by the information economy, a new megatrend is producing entirely new ways of organizing businesses and producing value.

Arkansas Investor Kristian Andersen Part of $35M High Alpha Launch

by Mark Carter 6/10/2015 04:11 pm

Arkansas tech entrepreneur and investor Kristian Andersen is part of a group of prominent national founders who have launched High Alpha, a "venture studio" conceived to launch and scale tech startups.

Former ARK Challenge Startup Pivots, Becomes Wyzerr

by Mark Carter 6/10/2015 02:57 pm

Wyzerr, founded last year as the result of a pivot by Innovate Arkansas and ARK Challenge firm Sooligan, pitched its consumer insights platform Wednesday at the 1 Million Cups program at the Venture Center in Little Rock.

UAMS Gets $3.9M NIH Grant for Biomedical Research Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2015 11:00 am

UAMS receives a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health of continue the Arkansas INBRE program, which promotes biomedical research in the state.

Little Rock's Hark Adds Former Windstream Manager

by Mark Carter 6/9/2015 02:08 pm

Hark, a Little Rock media company, has named former Windstream manager, Scott Davis, as its chief technology officer and co-founder.

An Interview with Anthony Owen, Arkansas' New Computer Science Leader

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2015 07:06 am

Anthony Owen will assume his role a Computer Science Coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Education on July 1.

ISPs Eye Boosting Consumer Speeds

by Sean Beherec 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Sam Walls, the president of Connect Arkansas, which promotes adoption of broadband Internet around the state, says higher speeds show that Internet service providers are responding to the demands of the marketplace.

Nerdies Launches Blur State Coding School in NWA

by Mark Carter 6/2/2015 01:32 pm

Nerdies founder Brad Harvey said Blur State was created to be an intensive coding boot camp for adults looking to enter the information technology field in areas such as computer programming, design and business analysis.

Innovate Arkansas Firms Experiencing Success

by Mark Carter 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Since its inception in 2007, Innovate Arkansas has counseled and mentored hundreds of Arkansas tech startups, placing them in position to succeed and create high-paying jobs. With about 85 currently active client companies, IA continues to nurture tech entrepreneurs and help grow the state's budding tech startup ecosystem.