Innovation Archive

JDRF Partnership Will Help Fayetteville Company Develop Insulin Pump

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/13/2018 12:00 am

SFC Fluidics of Fayetteville is closer to bringing its first product, a wearable insulin pump, to market, thanks to its partnership with JDRF.

UA Alumni Donate $500K For New Health Innovation Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2018 08:52 am

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.

FIS, State Will Sponsor FinTech Accelerator for Another Year

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/18/2018 03:20 pm

Global financial services company FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson say they will sponsor the VC FinTech Accelerator for another year.

Venture Center CEO Lee Watson Moves to 'Chief Innovator' Role

by Lance Turner 6/19/2018 04:45 pm

The Venture Center of Little Rock says CEO Lee Watson will move into a newly created position, "chief innovator," and that a former Acxiom Corp. leader, Bill Yoder, will be interim CEO.

Raising Arkansas Money For Arkansas Companies

by Mark Friedman 6/18/2018 12:00 am

A new venture capital firm in Conway seeks to raise $20 million to focus on startups in Arkansas.

Sizing Up the Startup Ecosystem Movement in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/18/2018 12:00 am

Over a decade, Arkansas has fallen in line with the national trend of embracing and publicly funding a relatively new form of economic development: structured help for entrepreneurs.

Lee Watson on Supporting Startups Taking First Steps at Venture Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/18/2018 12:00 am

Lee Watson with the Venture Center explains what it does, and how entrepreneurs are turning their dreams into businesses.

LumoXchange Launches Currency Exchange Marketplace

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/7/2018 08:45 am

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.

Bentonville Chamber Names VP of Economic Development, Enterprenuership

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2018 12:07 pm

The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce announced on Tuesday the addition of Jordan Carlisle as vice president of economic development and entrepreneurship.

Health InnovatAR Accelerator Participants Announced

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2018 09:41 am

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.

The Hub Featured in PBS' 'NewsHour'

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/31/2018 11:23 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub and its new executive director, Chris Jones, Ph.D., was profiled Wednesday by PBS' "NewsHour" show.

FIS, Venture Center Name Fintech Accelerator Participants

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/3/2018 10:28 am

Global financial services company FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and the Venture Center in Little Rock have named the 10 startup companies selected to participate in their 2018 VC FinTech Accelerator program.

Study: Venture Center Created 192 Jobs in 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2018 09:17 am

The Venture Center in Little Rock announced Monday that it created 192 jobs last year, according to a Clinton School student's analysis.

Co-working Space Opens in Maumelle

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2018 10:03 am

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

Medical Device Teams from UA, UA Little Rock Sweep Governor's Cup

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2018 03:05 pm

Undergraduate and graduate student teams from the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock walked away from the 18th annual Governor's Cup competition with $154,000.

SPONSORED: Wood Sales Leadership Center Teaches Art, Science Of Selling

by 4/10/2018 11:21 am

Rare program poised to turn out its first class of future salespeople at Arkansas State University.

Tyson Announces Partnership With Silicon Valley, Chicago Incubators

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2018 03:58 pm

Tyson Foods of Springdale announced Thursday its agreement to work with two business incubators, Plug and Play of Silicon Valley and 1871 of Chicago, that will directly connect it to the startup communities in those places.

Executive Director of The Hub Quits

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/5/2018 11:34 am

Joel Gordon's last day at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub was Feb. 2.

The Conductor To Host Startup Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 09:13 am

The Conductor announced Friday its plans to host a National Collegiate Venture Competition that will award student entrepreneurs a total of $15,000 in cash prizes.

Winrock Announces Health Tech Accelerator

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures at UAMS recently announced that they are teaming to support a new accelerator for health care technology startups called Health InnovatAR.