Innovation


UAMS' BioVentures Goes Nonprofit
Nancy Gray is president of BioVentures, which based at UAMS.

UAMS' BioVentures Goes Nonprofit

by Sarah Campbell-Miller – 7 months ago

BioVentures converted to a nonprofit last year to become more competitive with private companies and other universities commercializing new technology.

Walton Foundation Gives $23.7M to UA

Walton Foundation Gives $23.7M to UA
6 months ago

The Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation has given $23.7 million to the University of Arkansas' research and economic development infrastructure.


Delta I-Fund Startups Featured at Demo Day

Delta I-Fund Startups Featured at Demo Day

Technology & TelecomHealth Care

Rejuvenix of Little Rock, a graduate of the Delta Innovation Fund accelerator, won $10,000 for technical assistance last week at the program's 2019 Demo Day at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. read more >

Venture Center, ICBA Mark End of First ThinkTECH Accelerator

Venture Center, ICBA Mark End of First ThinkTECH Accelerator

Banking & FinanceTechnology & Telecom

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 >

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Little Rock

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Little Rock

Capital Assets

With the presence of the Little Rock Tech Park, The Venture Center, FIS FinTech Accelerator program and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, among other assets, the Little Rock Region is becoming known and respected in the startups/innovation sector. read more >

BioVentures Boot Camp Wins National Recognition

BioVentures Boot Camp Wins National Recognition

Health CareTechnology & Telecom

The Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp run by BioVentures recently won a national award, the second-place Innovations Research & Research Education Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. read more >

UA Alumni Donate $500K For New Health Innovation Fund

UA Alumni Donate $500K For New Health Innovation Fund

Health CareTechnology & Telecom

University of Arkansas alumni Kelly and Steve Barnes of Dallas have made a $500,000 commitment to the university's Sam M. Walton College of Business to create the Kelly & Steve Barnes Health & Wellbeing Innovation Fund. read more >

LumoXchange Launches Currency Exchange Marketplace

LumoXchange Launches Currency Exchange Marketplace

Banking & FinanceTechnology & Telecom

LumoXchange, a financial technology payments company headquartered in Little Rock, announces the launch of its currency exchange marketplace, which lets users choose their exchange rates and send money. read more >

Health InnovatAR Accelerator Participants Announced

Health InnovatAR Accelerator Participants Announced

Health CareTechnology & Telecom

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures announced six startups that have been selected to participate in the first Health InnovatAR health care accelerator. read more >

Co-working Space Opens in Maumelle

Co-working Space Opens in Maumelle

Technology & Telecom

Jolt Office Hub, which has co-working space for entrepreneurs and independent business owners, is now open in Maumelle at the Maumelle Towne Centre. read more >