Tagged: Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New Tech

Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New Tech

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Community banks lack the financial and human capital of their larger counterparts to invest in research and development, but they need new technologies all the same. Partnerships with financial technology startups are a practical way to address this need, four of the state’s community bankers told Arkansas Business. read more >

Venture Center, ICBA Mark End of First ThinkTECH Accelerator

Venture Center, ICBA Mark End of First ThinkTECH Accelerator

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An audience of prospective investors and bankers gather in North Little Rock to mark the end of the inaugural ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator, sponsored by the Independent Community Bankers of America and hosted by the nonprofit Venture Center of Little Rock. read more >

Facebook to Launch National Program at Winrock’s Innovation Hub

Facebook to Launch National Program at Winrock’s Innovation Hub

Technology & Telecom

Facebook is set to kick off a new national program called Career Connections with a Skills Summit at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub at Winrock International on March 30 and 31. The Hub said Career Connections will connect emerging talent to training opportunities, local internships and Facebook mentors. read more >

Is Little Rock Losing Its Luster?

Is Little Rock Losing Its Luster?

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Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and Little Rock Regional Chamber CEO Jay Chesshir have binders full of statistics showing that economic development efforts are bearing fruit. Still, they acknowledge that Little Rock has a perception problem. read more >

The Fashion Event

The Fashion Event

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub got a makeover for this North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce event. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and runway fashion show featuring looks from local boutiques and national names, with a portion of proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas. read more >

Winrock’s Commitment to Innovation Hub Questioned

Winrock’s Commitment to Innovation Hub Questioned

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Former employees, including the executive director who resigned in February, fear the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is bound for financial failure two years after merging with Winrock International, but Winrock insists the doomsayers don’t know what they are talking about. read more >

Winrock Hires New Hub Director

Winrock Hires New Hub Director

Technology & Telecom

Winrock International announced Wednesday the appointment of Christopher Jones, Ph.D., as executive director and lead maker of the nonprofit Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock, effective Monday. read more >

Winrock Announces Health Tech Accelerator

Winrock Announces Health Tech Accelerator

Health CareTechnology & Telecom

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures at UAMS recently announced that they are teaming to support a new accelerator for health care technology startups called Health InnovatAR. read more >

Making NLR's Argenta a 24/7 Business Beacon

Making NLR's Argenta a 24/7 Business Beacon

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Architect Bill Gray hopes to transform downtown North Little Rock into a business and residential beacon centered on the $4.4 million Argenta Plaza project and the mixed-use buildings set to rise around it. read more >

Altimize Wins AEDC Funds

Altimize Wins AEDC Funds

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Altimize, a tenant of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock, has received a financial boost recently and is expanding its offerings. read more >

The Hub's Joel Gordon: Making a New Economy

The Hub's Joel Gordon: Making a New Economy

Technology & Telecom

The Hub's new executive director, Joel Gordon, talks to Arkansas Business about its mission, its place in Arkansas’ budding tech-savvy and innovative ecosystem and the Hub's future. read more >