Tagged: innovate arkansas

Details Emerge About 2014 ARK Challenge in Fayetteville, Little Rock

by Mark Carter 3/17/2014 12:39 am

For the first installments of 2014 planned for Fayetteville, just five startup teams will be chosen. They will receive $50,000 in seed funding up front as opposed to the $20,000 previously provided.

Adam Arroyos' 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 3/3/2014 12:01 am

Adam Arroyos of Innovate Arkansas client firm Grandslam Performance Associates shares his five tips for startup success.

NWA Location the Perfect Testing Grounds for Fayetteville Startup

by Mark Carter 2/5/2014 10:13 am

VisuaLogistic Technologies is working with the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department to test roadside sensors that are designed to provide interstate drivers with a traffic warning system.

ARK Challenge Readies for Little Rock Expansion; Warwick Sabin to Lead

by Mark Carter 1/21/2014 09:37 am

Warwick Sabin, executive director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, will direct the ARK Challenge business accelerator when it expands to Little Rock this year.

Eyenalyze Aims to Help Local Restaurants Compete

by Mark Carter 1/6/2014 12:00 am

Conway CPA Michael Rasmussen was working in southern California 15 years ago when he hatched the idea for Eyenalyze, a financial service that aims to level the playing field for independent local restaurants.

It's A Big Week for Entrepreneurs in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 11/18/2013 10:40 am

With Startup Weekend having just wrapped up in Fayetteville and Global Entrepreneurship Week kicking off in Little Rock tonight, it's a big week for entrepreneurs in Arkansas.

Check Out Emily Reeves' Tips for Entrepreneurs on Innovate Arkansas

by Lance Turner 10/29/2013 11:07 am

A quick programming note for our Arkansas Business-reading entrepreneurs, who might want to check with Stone Ward's Emily Reeves, who's sharing all kinds of tips and advice for entrepreneurs and startups on our sister site, Innovate Arkansas.

G60 Pitch Contest Packs The Joint for Central Arkansas Return

by Mark Carter 10/16/2013 09:40 am

G60, the statewide elevator pitch contest for entrepreneurs started by Innovate Arkansas, returned to central Arkansas on Tuesday. The winners were Passenger Baggage Xpress and Arganics.

ARK Challenge II Names 3 Winners: Info Assembly, Overwatch, Langhar

by Mark Carter 9/5/2013 01:55 pm

Each winning startup will receive $150,000 in funding. The nine participating teams received $20,000 in seed funding and access to product development and a host of mentors during a three-month boot camp in Fayetteville.

For RevUnit, the 'Hard' Makes Startup Life 'Great'

by Mark Carter 9/2/2013 12:00 am

Bentonville digital marketing agency RevUnit just celebrated its first anniversary, and for co-founder and CEO Joe Saumweber, the toughest part of launching a startup venture is also the best part.

Investor Sees 'Billion Dollar Plays' Among Arkansas Startups

by Lance Turner 7/29/2013 03:14 pm

Permjot Valia, an international entrepreneur and angel investor, tells the second-annual Arkansas Commercialization Retreat that he sees several Arkansas startups that are capable of "billion dollar plays."

Aurora Taking Digital Signage to Next Level

by Mark Carter 7/1/2013 12:00 am

The husband-and-wife team of Susan and Brent Robinson, owners of Fayetteville's Fly-N-Hog Media, needed an affordable, user-friendly platform for their indoor electronic billboards. Thus was born Aurora Digital Signage.

E-Commerce Startup Shoplinkz.com Launches in Little Rock

by Innovate Arkansas Staff 6/7/2013 09:27 am

Shoplinkz.com is a free website where users add a special bookmark to their web browser and click it whenever they see a product they like on the Internet.

Innovate Arkansas Clients Fill State's Borders, Represent Different Industries

by Innovate Arkansas Staff 6/3/2013 02:44 pm

Innovate Arkansas, the partnership between the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Winrock International, was established to nurture technology-based startups in Arkansas and help grow high-wage jobs in the state.

Catching Up with Pathagility: New Pivot Leads to New Clients

by Mark Carter 4/15/2013 01:03 pm

IA recently caught up with Pathagility's Mark McCuin, who told us how a 'pivot' led to new clients and how all the recent health-care hubbub is affecting the firm.

CrossFleet's LOCATE App Connects Shippers, Loads

by Mark Carter 4/1/2013 12:00 am

CrossFleet is one of the latest ventures to capitalize on northwest Arkansas' status as a transportation and logistics hub. Its LOCATE mobile app provides shippers with real-time tracking of truckload shipments via GPS from the truck driver's smartphone.

Clint Elcan's 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 4/1/2013 12:00 am

CrossFleet co-founder and CEO Clint Elcan has some advice for entrepreneurs looking to launch a startup.

Startup Weekend Makes Arkansas Debut on April 5

by Mark Carter 3/4/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas entrepreneurs Jordan Carlisle and Max Farrell attended a Startup Weekend in Kansas City back in 2011 and left convinced that they needed to bring the event to their hometown. On April 5, they'll see their vision realized as Startup Weekend Little Rock takes over the Clinton School of Public Service.

Boston Mountain Biotech: Former 'Science Project' Now a Potentially Life-Saving Venture

by Mark Carter 2/4/2013 12:00 am

Ellen Brune's “science project” turned into a viable business venture, one that could save lives. Boston Mountain Biotech is Brune's University of Arkansas startup that developed a way to simplify the production of proteins used in drugs to treat many diseases, including cancer and diabetes. Basically, BMB's technology cleans up protein contaminants, and drug companies spend roughly $8 million a year trying to do that during protein production, according to the UA.

Ellen Brune's 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 2/4/2013 12:00 am

Boston Mountain Biotech founder and CSO Ellen Brune provides her five tips for startup success.