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Spencer Jones, FIS enterprise product officer, flanked by the 2019 VC Fintech Accelerator participants, walks over to the Venture Center's ceremonial gong. He rang it Wednesday night to signal the end of the program, at the conclusion of its demo day event.
Government & Politics / Small Business

FIS, State Announce Sponsorship Will Continue at Fintech Accelerator Demo Day

Global financial services company FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and the state will continue to sponsor the Fintech Accelerator next year. read more >
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Medical Device Awaits Funding, FDA Approval

Spencer Jones hopes that it won’t be long before the Food & Drug Administration approves his medical device allowing an IV line to break away easily under tension and snap shut, preventing complete IV failure. read more >
Brent Birch, executive director of the Little Rock Tech Park, speaks last October at the park's interim offices at 107 E. Markham St. in Little Rock.
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Little Rock Tech Park Sees New Tenants at Temporary Location

With construction on the Little Rock Technology Park underway at 415 and 417 Main St., it’s easy to forget that tenants have been coming and going at the park’s temporary space at 107 E. Markham St. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Real Estate / Small Business

Tech Park Board Approves Phase 1 Rental Rates

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board approved rental rates ranging from $200 to $1,100 for furnished slots at 48,264-SF of space under construction at 415 and 417 Main St. read more >
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Spencer Jones Heads Right Down the LineGard

It may be a little early to say Little Rock wunderkind entrepreneur Spencer Jones, a member of the 2015 Arkansas Business 20 in Their 20s class, is returning to his roots. But the growth of his latest venture is allowing Jones to revisit the innovative nugget that got him started on his entrepreneurial path back in 2014. read more >
Vance Clement
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Spencer Jones’ LineGard Med Adds Vance Clement as COO

LineGard Med, the medical device startup from Little Rock entrepreneur Spencer Jones, has added Vance Clement of Fayetteville's BlueInGreen as its chief operating officer, the company announced. read more >
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What to Seek in an Accelerator (Spencer Jones Commentary)

Accelerators are one of the best ways to launch a company or simply boost its growth, but all accelerators are not created equal. read more >
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Fundraising On Tap for Spencer Jones’ IV Device

Spencer Jones' ARK startup led to the launch of LineGuard Med to develop SafeBreak, a device engineered to protect IV access devices from accidental dislodgment. read more >
Baptist Health CEO Troy Wells (left) and Gov. Asa Hutchinson helped preside over the announcement of the HubX Life Sciences accelerator. 
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Launch of HubX a Turning Point, Officials Say

The launch of the HubX Life Sciences startup accelerator, announced Friday by Baptist Health and the Innovation Hub in partnership with Iron Yard Ventures, signals what many state officials believe is a turning point for the state's tech startup ecosystem. read more >
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Government & Politics / Health Care / Investments / Manufacturing

Jones Innovative Seeks FDA OK for Blood-Draw Device

The Bifurcated Venous Access Device allows medical providers to draw blood from the same tube used for IV fluids. Spencer Jones entered the product in the ARK Challenge Demo Day in Little Rock in November and won a $150,000 investment. read more >
Spencer Jones (right) of ARK Challenge startup Jones Innovative Medical Solutions meets with mentors from Gravity Ventures Arkansas.
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Like Hogs, ARK Challenge Winner Spencer Jones on Upward Trajectory

While the Razorbacks toiled themselves back to respectability in the rugged Southeastern Conference, Spencer Jones developed his Little Rock startup, Jones Innovative Medical Solutions, alongside some of the state’s most promising young entrepreneurs at the ARK Challenge. read more >
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Spencer Jones’ 5 Tips for Startup Success

Spencer Jones, who won the 2014 fall edition of the ARK Challenge with his Little Rock startup Jones Innovative Medical Solutions, has some advice for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to emulate his early success. read more >
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Video: ARK Challenge Concludes Fourth Run in Little Rock

The ARK Challenge startup accelerator last week concluded its fourth installment, and first in Little Rock, with Demo Day presentations of company pitches held inside the Clinton Center's Great Hall. read more >
Demo Day for the fourth installment of the ARK Challenge drew a standing-room-only crowd to the Clinton Center as Gov. Mike Beebe provided opening remarks. 
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Spencer Jones Big Winner at ARK Challenge in Little Rock

Spencer Jones, a surgical nurse resident at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock, won an investment round of $150,000 for his innovative blood-draw device Wednesday at the ARK Challenge Demo Day in Little Rock. read more >
Spencer Jones (right) of ARK Challenge startup Jones Innovative Medical Solutions meets with mentors from Gravity Ventures Arkansas.
Business Services / Health Care / Investments / Small Business

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

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. read more >