Tagged: arkansas small business & technology development center

Arkansas Photonics Industry Alliance to Align Optics Companies

by Luke Jones 8/12/2013 12:00 am

Two optics entrepreneurs are working to unite the state’s photonics manufacturing industry by creating the Arkansas Photonics Industry Alliance, a cluster of all the companies in the state that are opto-electric manufacturers.

'Roboglasses' from FauxSee Innovations Help Visually Impaired

by Luke Jones 8/5/2013 12:00 am

Ten years after losing his sight, Brandon Foshee and his brother-in-law Tim Zigler are turning tragedy into business with the development of "Roboglasses," a product intended to keep the visually impaired aware of their surroundings and reduce injuries.

Arkansas Genomics Shifts to Molecular Medicine to Find New Customer Base

by Luke Jones 4/8/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Genomics was founded to be the state’s first and only dedicated forensic DNA testing lab. But despite filling a niche, the business has had trouble turning a profit, and founder Jimmy Threet is pushing the lab in a new direction: personalized medicine.

Jane Wayland: Training the Future

by Luke Jones 2/25/2013 12:00 am

As dean of the UALR's College of Business, Jane Wayland is in charge of the whole college of business, including its Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center and Institute for Economic Advancement divisions. The college has seven undergraduate degrees and four post-baccalaureate certificate programs.