Tagged: innovate arkansas

ARK Challenge: Spencer Jones' Light Bulb Moment Could Benefit Patients

by Mark Carter 10/14/2014 8:44 am

The road to entrepreneurship takes many different routes. For some, entrepreneurship seems to exist as part of their DNA. For others, a light bulb moment illuminates the way.

Tom Dalton of Innovate Arkansas: Funding for Early Stage Startups Has Increased

by Mark Carter 10/10/2014 9:28 am

Innovate Arkansas director Tom Dalton writes in the INOV8 blog that funding for early stage, tech-based startup ventures in Arkansas has increased dramatically in the past six years.

IA Client Firm SEAS Education not Typical 'Startup'

by Mark Carter 9/1/2014 12:00 am

One Innovate Arkansas client firm stretches the "startup" tag. SEAS Education of Mountain Home has been around since 1995 and quietly has become a leading national provider of education plan management software.

ARK Challenge Readies for Third Installment

by Mark Carter 7/7/2014 12:00 am

The third installment of the ARK Challenge startup accelerator in Fayetteville, scheduled to run for three months beginning later this summer through September, will be leaner and meaner.

Fayetteville's TiFiber Develops Potential Replacement for Triclosan

by Mark Carter 5/23/2014 9:38 am

Fayetteville's TiFiber has announced an exclusive license to commercialize synthetic, antimicrobial polymers that could replace the controversial antibacterial agent triclosan through a bar soap product from Bradford Soap Works.

Little Rock Firm Blazes Its Own PGx Testing Path

by Mark Carter 5/20/2014 3:50 pm

Personalized medicine has grown to encompass the practice of tailoring health care to a specific patients' DNA profile. Doctors use this practice, called pharmacogenetics (PGx), to help determine how individuals metabolize and respond to certain drugs and treatments. One Innovate Arkansas client firm is helping them do just that.

Anna Drachenberg's 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 5/5/2014 12:00 am

Anna Drachenberg and her co-founders at Innovate Arkansas client firm HIPAA Risk Management have developed a data security and health care compliance program for businesses.

HRM's 'Four Tops' Ready to Tackle HIPAA Security

by Mark Carter 5/5/2014 12:00 am

A glance at the leadership team of Fayetteville startup HIPAA Risk Management will reveal no CEO, no president — only four vice presidents, all female, who divvy up responsibilities based on their own personal expertise.

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 9:37 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 9:40 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 1:55 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 3:14 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.