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Invitation to SXSW Pitch 2020

Attention Arkansas startup! You are invited to pitch at SXSW PITCH 2020 where you can showcase your tech product or service startup to get noticed and networked in front of industry leaders, investors and media on a big global stage during SXSW. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. Click here to learn&nb...

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Clinicpass Breaks Through With Help From Innovate Arkansas

Tracy Cornwell Simpson had worked in medical device and pharmaceutical sales for years when she spotted an opportunity. She noticed that medical clinics and industry groups kept expressing concerns about a 2010 federal law aimed at increasing transparency around visits to clinics by pharmaceutical r...

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FreeArm Makes Leap From Concept to Market

Innovate Arkansas adviser Grejuana “G” Dennis recalls being captivated the first time she heard Misti and Will Staley pitch their product, the FreeArm. Similar in appearance to a clamp-on bedside lamp, FreeArm is an attachable device that enables hands-free tube feeding. The Staleys developed it aft...

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New Executive Director for Arkansas Fellowship Announced

We are pleased to announce Julie Allison as the next executive director of the Arkansas Fellowship.  Julie brings 20 years of experience working as a leader in organizational development and learning with Arkansas’ largest healthcare system and K-12 education system.She founded and led Baptist...

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Ark Tank, A Startup Pitch Competition for Arkansas Tourism Announced

Arkansas Tourism, in partnership with Innovate Arkansas, is now accepting applications for Ark Tank, a startup pitch competition to be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the Hot Springs Convention Center in conjunction with the 2019 Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism. The pitch competitio...

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Lineus Medical Selected for K-Startup Grand Challenge 2018 in Korea

This week, Lineus Medical announced its selection into the K-Startup Grand Challenge 2018, sponsored by the government of Korea. The K-Startup is the largest foreign start-up competition in the world with approximately 1,770 teams from all over the globe submitting applications. The government of Ko...

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RetailTech Case Study: Sumotext

IA met Sumotext founder, Tim Miller, just after he had grown and sold his medical equipment company. Tim had formed Sumotext in 2008 to pursue a large potential but nascent business in mobile messaging. This was also the inaugural year for IA and Tim was an early client. Tim had been a serial e...

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Learn About the Arkansas Fellowship

Launched in 2014, the Arkansas Fellowship is a program that brings accomplished and motivated students from Arkansas’s colleges and universities together with entrepreneurial, high-growth employers in the state. The Arkansas Fellowship offers a two-year fellowship program to a select group of gradua...

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The IA Network: July Healthcare Event Recap

On July 17, 2018 in Rogers, Arkansas, Innovate Arkansas held the third Innovate Arkansas Network (IAN) event. This event focused on the healthcare technology sector with three presenting Arkansas technology-based startup companies: Rx Results (Tery Baskin), Clinicpass (Tracy Simpson) and HPN (Nick S...

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Mentor Feature: Dina Miller, Dillard's

Meet Dina Miller, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Jewelry, Watches, Sunglasses, and Fashion Accessories at Dillard’s Inc.As a repeat host for the Arkansas Fellowship program and mentor at our second IA Network event focusing on retail startups, Dina is a strong advocate for entrepreneurs in the st...