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Glenn Crockett, Drew Spurgers, Jakob Michealis and Jeff Standridge at the recent contract signing for the Dave Creek Media/Kanga Studio merger
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Dave Creek Media and Kanga Studio of Conway Set Merger

It's another in a string of acquisitions by Dave Creek Media, which was formed by former Acxiom executives Glenn Crockett and Jeff Standridge in 2017. read more >
Health Care

New Conway Player in Home HealthLock Icon

Brandon Phipps is launching a new HomeWell Care Services franchise in Conway, with help from investor Jeff Standridge. read more >
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Supporting Entrepreneurs Elevates Our Communities (French Hill and Jeff Standridge Commentary)

Our country is experiencing a "startup slump," with fewer people taking the plunge to start their own businesses. To fix this problem, we must craft solutions that create jobs and support business owners. read more >
Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie leads a discussion on strategic growth planning for HFA in Bentonville. His firm launched a new arm today to provide that and similar services.
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Established Arkansas Companies Seek Startup MindsetLock Icon

Established Arkansas businesses say they must innovate to stay competitive in a rapidly changing world. Learning how to think like a startup is a means to that end. read more >
The current home of American Safeguard Insurance at 1100 Bob Courtway Drive in Conway.
Construction / Insurance / Real Estate

American Safeguard to Build in ConwayLock Icon

American Safeguard Insurance is planning to build and move into a new office building in Conway. read more >
Kim Lane

Kim Lane Resigns as CEO of The Conductor

Wednesday was Kim Lane’s last day as CEO of The Conductor in Conway, a public-private initiative of the University of Central Arkansas, Startup Junkie of Fayetteville and the Central Arkansas Venture Team focused on supporting entrepreneurship and innovation. read more >
Lori and Jeff Standridge
Small Business

Standridges Establish UCA Scholarship in Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Jeff and Lori Standridge have established the first endowed scholarship in innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Central Arkansas College of Business. read more >
Misti Staley demonstrates her new medical device, the FreeArm, which can hold a bolus syringe, up to 500 ml of volume and a small pump.
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Medical Devices: Costly, Time-Consuming but Worthy

Startups that build medical devices must clear some high hurdles, but the rewards can be huge. read more >
Lori Case Melton

Longtime Conway Banker Lori Case Melton Joins Dave Creek Media

Conway banker Lori Case Melton, known for being First State Bank’s first employee long before it became Centennial Bank, has joined Dave Creek Media of Conway as a marketing consultant, changing industries but not her specialty. read more >
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Attention Arkansas Startups, 10X Cyber Is Only for You

There’s a new kind of accelerator now, 10X Cyber Accelerator, that accepts only Arkansas companies with annual revenue of between $100,000 and $10 million. read more >
Paul Singh, a venture capitalist who spoke recently in Little Rock, says he has invested in thousands of startups in 50 countries.
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Sizing Up the Startup Ecosystem Movement in Arkansas

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. read more >
Jeff Standridge of Conway formed Cadron Capital Partners, a venture capital company, with Jeff Amerine and his son, Brett Amerine. Their goal is to raise at least $20 million for Arkansas companies seeking investment.
Business Services / Retail / Small Business

Raising Arkansas Money For Arkansas CompaniesLock Icon

A new venture capital firm in Conway seeks to raise $20 million to focus on startups in Arkansas. read more >
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Investments / Small Business

Standridge: 2nd Cadron Creek Fund to Boost Startups

Entrepreneurs need access to expertise, an ecosystem and capital, Jeff Standridge said at the Little Rock Rotary Club's weekly meeting. read more >
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Banking & Finance / Business Services / Small Business

Standridge Tells Rotarians About Meeting Entrepreneurs’ Needs

Entrepreneurs need access to expertise, an ecosystem and access to capital, Jeff Standridge said Tuesday at the Little Rock Rotary Club’s weekly meeting. read more >
Scott Davis, founder and CEO of MobX, shows off a Trezor digital wallet containing around $64,000 in bitcoin currency. Digital wallets can hold an unlimited amount of currency.
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Bit by Bit, Digital Financing Coming to Little RockLock Icon

Two Little Rock technology companies, MobX and Freedom Coin Inc., say Arkansas is on the cusp of seeing its first “initial coin offering,” a new way for startups and individuals to raise capital for businesses and projects. read more >
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Education / Investments / Small Business

Jeff Standridge On Why Companies Should Encourage Startups

"A vibrant startup/innovation ecosystem is a great place for an established company to source talent," says Jeff Standridge, chief catalyst of The Conductor at UCA. read more >
Education / Small Business

Building a Sustainable Venture Ecosystem – The Long Game

It is important that teachers, parents and students understand that there are viable career paths to entrepreneurship, and that established companies thrive when they have a steady flow of smart, innovative talent upon which to build. read more >
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Downtown Startup Space Among Conway Chamber’s Priorities

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce said Thursday it will raise public and private money for seven "generation defining" projects, including a startup space that Conway Corp. has said it will pay for. read more >
Education / Nonprofits / Small Business

The Conductor, Junior Achievement to Provide K-12 Programming

The Conductor, a public-private partnership of the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting, announces a new partnership with the nonprofit Junior Achievement of Arkansas to create programming for K-12 students. read more >
Construction / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food

David’s Burgers Sets Stake in Conway Near Future Sam’s Club

A David’s Burgers location and 10 houses provide a pair of $1.1 million transactions in Conway. read more >