Tagged: winrock international

Delta Regional Authority Invests $1M in I-Fund Program

by Sarah Campbell 12/21/2016 1:06 pm

The Delta Regional Authority and Winrock International announce the DRA's $1 million contribution to the early state, proof-of-concept I-Fund, which officials say will bring jobs to the eight-state Delta region.

William Rockefeller, Samar Ali Join Winrock International Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 2:35 pm

Winrock International of Arkansas announced on Thursday the appointments of Samar Ali and William Rockefeller to its board of directors.

250 Attend HubX-Life Sciences Demo Day at Innovation Hub

by Sarah Campbell 7/1/2016 11:37 am

The demo day hosted by the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock for teams that completed its first 13-week HubX-Life Sciences accelerator program attracted more than 250 people, including U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark.

Innovation Hub Joins Winrock International

by Alexis Crowe 6/15/2016 11:31 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is becoming part of Winrock International of Little Rock, which is undertaking a "strategic reorganization of its U.S. and Arkansas programs."

On Petit Jean, State, Cuba Leaders Talk Trade, Agriculture

by Alexis Crowe 3/21/2016 9:56 am

Marta Loyd, executive director of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, says this week's Cuba roundtable gives officials a chance to talk about the challenges of establishing trade with the country.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Nonprofits

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A nonprofits resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Cuba, Arkansas Officials to Hold Agriculture Roundtable

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2016 1:25 pm

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Gov. Asa Hutchinson are among the speakers at a two-day, invitation-only roundtable examining how relations with Cuba could affect the food and agriculture sector.

Liz Young Named New Director of Winrock's Arkansas Women's Business Center

by Mark Carter 5/5/2014 11:02 am

The AWBC is a program of Winrock International and part of its BIG DEAL initiatives to provide technical assistance and training -- plus access to markets and sources of capital -- to small business owners.

Winrock International Welcomes Ferguson

by Staff 9/1/2013 12:00 am

Winrock International hosted a reception to introduce Rodney Ferguson as its new president and CEO. Winrock staff, the advisory council and honored guests attended the reception, which was held at the Governor's Mansion.

New Book Recalls Little Rock’s Architectural History

by Luke Jones 8/26/2013 12:00 am

The architecture firms of Wittenberg Delony & Davidson and Witsell Evans & Rasco have been present for the design and restoration of scores of Little Rock landmarks. Two retired principals of those firms, Gordon Wittenberg and Charlie Witsell, have completed a book. “Architects of Little Rock, 1833-1950,” profiling many of those landmarks and the stories behind them.

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

by Innovate Arkansas Staff 6/3/2013 2:44 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.

ARK Challenge Accelerator Hopes to Continue Success

by Mark Carter 5/6/2013 12:00 am

Later this month, perhaps even as soon as this week, ARK officials hope to name the 10 startup finalists who will relocate to Fayetteville and compete for up to $150,000 available to two overall winners of this mentorship-driven startup boot camp.

Rodney Ferguson Will Be Winrock International's New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2013 9:31 am

Winrock International says Rodney Ferguson will become the nonprofit's new president and CEO on April 1.

Startups: That ‘Next New Facebook’ is Great, But Market Acceptance Will Result in Funding

by Tom Dalton 7/9/2012 12:00 am

Too often, technology developers concentrate the majority of their time on perfecting products, ever tweaking that “next new Facebook” or that must-have new app. And when finally they are finished, they approach investors for that infusion of $250,000 to $500,000 to enter the market, yet with no sign or hint of customer acceptance.

Work-Life Awards Honor Businesses, Nonprofits

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2012 12:00 am

Science Applications International Corporation, The Procter and Gamble Distribution Company, and the City of Fayetteville were among the winners Tuesday at the 2012 Arkansas Governor's Work-Life Balance Awards held at The Peabody Little Rock.

Dumas: DTEC's 'Self-Initiated Comeback' A Success (Technology Advancements (Under 20K) | Winner)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2011 12:00 am

Dumas' efforts to pull itself up and redefine its local economy after storms destroyed much of the city’s business infrastructure on Feb. 24, 2007, and the loss of several businesses since, have earned it recognition as an Arkansas Business City of Distinction in the category of Technology Advancements.

Arkansas Gets Highly Sought Jobs Accelerator Grant

by Mark Carter 9/29/2011 4:02 pm

Winrock International and the University of Arkansas teamed to win a $2.15 million grant that will establish a business incubator in Fayetteville.

Kay Kelley Arnold: Participant in Arkansas History

by Caroline Damron 6/1/2011 12:00 am

On her first day working for the governor of Arkansas and future President of the United States, Kay Kelley Arnold was introduced to her future husband, a man who would also change history.

Eco-Hero at Work: Nancy Landrum's Sphere of Influence Leads Students, Businesses

by Lindsay Irvin 2/21/2011 12:00 am

Sustainable Business Network of Central Arkansas becoming a priority under Nancy Landrum’s sway.

Roberts Reception Welcomes Sunny Bhutto to Arkansas

by Staff 12/1/2010 12:00 am

Deborah and Mike Roberts held a reception at their home to welcome Sanam “Sunny” Bhutto to Arkansas. The younger sister of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Sunny Bhutto is starting a foundation in Little Rock with the mission to bridge the poverty gap in Pakistan. She was the guest of Heifer Project International, Winrock International, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Clinton School for Public Service and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.