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9/11 Placed Marketer Margie Raimondo On New Path

9/11 Placed Marketer Margie Raimondo On New Path
Margie Raimondo in front of the future location of Raimondo Winery on Main Street in Little Rock.

The ticket for 9/11's Flight 93 resides in Margie Raimondo's safe-deposit box, a tangible reminder that life is uncertain and you better make it count.
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Fayetteville Firm Gets NASA Grants to Make Circuits for Venus Probe

Ozark Integrated Circuits of Fayetteville has received two grants from NASA to develop heat-resistant circuits that can operate on the surface of Venus and AEDC board approval to further develop its patent-pending UV detector.
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Venture Center Launches Pitch 'N Pint Contest

The Venture Center launched its Pitch 'N Pint series of startup pitch contests at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock's River Market District.
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Kavanaugh Branch Kicks Off Allied's Auction Run

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Aspiring social entrepreneurs from Arkansas were paired with mentors at the 2015 Social Entreprenurship Boot Camp held at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. read more >

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Delta Bioenergy Goes Local in DeWitt

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The Venture Center has joined the Startup Federation, a global network of entrepreneur centers. The partnership provides members of the Venture Center with access to co-working space, resources, mentorship and connections to capital. read more >

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