Tagged: arkansas regional innovation hub

‘The Rise of the Rest’ And Arkansas (Rod Ford Commentary)

by Rod Ford 4/13/2015 12:00 am

In the past five years, three trends have emerged that support the Rise of the Rest philosophy: 1) easier access to capital (crowdfunding); 2) the emergence of the benefit corporation, which allows for profit alongside social good; and, of course, 3) the availability of the full tech stack (cloud computing), where supercomputing is accessible to almost anyone on a rent-as-needed basis.

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub Lauded by Business Facilities Magazine

by Sean Beherec 4/13/2015 12:00 am

The Innovation Hub, located at Broadway and Poplar Streets in North Little Rock, offers several programs to cultivate skills development and entrepreneurship. The hub also hosts events and promotes educational initiatives.

Innovation Hub Will Host Maker Faire Event in Argenta on May 2

by Mark Carter 3/12/2015 8:00 am

The event will run in conjuction with the fourth-annual Argenta Arts Festival and will take place on about three acres of property surrounding the Hub at Poplar and Broadway in downtown North Little Rock.

100 Girls of Code Lands in Arkansas, Aims to Address Gender Gap

by Mark Carter 2/13/2015 1:43 pm

An initiative called 100 Girls of Code that aims to close the gender gap that currently exists in STEM-related fields officially has come to Arkansas.

WR Foundation Awards $35k to EAST Initiative, Innovation Hub for Entrepreneurship

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2015 10:43 am

The matching grant will complement a recent $35,000 donation from AT&T and assist with the procurement and setup of technology and equipment to be used in the EAST Initiative's STEAM Lab at the Hub's Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

Arkansas Technology Summit to Showcase Research-based Startups

by Mark Carter 11/12/2014 9:51 am

The summit will run all day Thursday from the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub's Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

State of the South Report Cites Innovation Hub as Key to Arkansas Growth

by Mark Carter 10/22/2014 10:16 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock and its efforts to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and access to the "knowledge" economy were lauded in the just-released 2014 State of the South report from MDC.

AT&T Gives $35,000 for EAST Initiative Partnership with Innovation Hub

by Mark Carter 9/11/2014 8:01 am

AT&T on Wednesday announced a $35,000 donation to the EAST Initiative as part of its partnership with the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.

Foreign Patent Trolls Threaten Arkansas Economy (Warwick Sabin Commentary)

by Warwick Sabin 9/1/2014 12:00 am

“Patent trolling,” the practice of obtaining large buckets of intellectual property rights with the intention of using them to extract damages and settlement revenue rather than to protect innovation or produce anything, is not a new idea.

Arkansas Innovation Leaders Meet with US Commerce Official

by Mark Carter 8/15/2014 10:52 am

A "who's who" of Arkansas business and innovation leaders joined Delta Regional Authority co-chair and Arkansas native Chris Masingill and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams on Friday for a discussion on entrepreneurship and its role in economic development.

Chamber's New Entrepreneurship Director Poised to Help Startups Grow

by Mark Carter 8/14/2014 11:30 am

Jordan Carlisle’s new gig with the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce wasn’t much of a stretch. After all, he already was working with the Arkansas Venture Center out of space donated by the Chamber, and the new duties mirror his agenda as a local startup champion.

AEDC Gives Innovation Hub $575K for Argenta Innovation Center

by Mark Carter 2/25/2014 11:08 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub begins renovating what will become the Argenta Innovation Center, thanks to a $575,000 grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Innovation Hub Director Warwick Sabin Talks Central Arkansas Entrepreneurship

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Sabin is director of the newly formed Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organization that plans to open the entrepreneurship-focused Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

Greenbrier Space Balloon Launchers Among Innovation Center's Targeted Users

by Mark Carter 12/5/2013 9:59 am

EAST students at Greenbrier High School are among those who stand to benefit from a DRA grant that will speed the opening of the Launch Pad maker space in the Argenta Innovation Center.

Innovation Hub Announces $250K Grant From DRA

by Mark Carter 12/2/2013 2:54 pm

The nonprofit Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announces a $250,000 grant from the Delta Regional Authority to be used for program support and administrative operations at the planned Argenta Innovation Center.

Oxford American Publisher Warwick Sabin to Lead Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

by Mark Carter 8/15/2013 2:23 pm

Warwick Sabin, publisher of the Oxford American magazine, says he has been named executive director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a new nonprofit that's developing the Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

Argenta Innovation Center in North Little Rock To Be 1st Phase of Regional Hub

by Mark Carter 7/30/2013 12:54 pm

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announces the Argenta Innovation Center, a 15,000-SF space designed to give local entrepreneurs a place to build their ideas and create new companies.