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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...

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Team Member Feature: Jamie Fugitt

Meet Jamie Fugitt, Innovate Arkansas talent development consultant and chairman of the Arkansas Fellowship program.What makes Arkansas a great place to start and grow business?Arkansas has enough talent and resources to do world-class things, but small enough to get access to the highest levels of l...

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Mentor Feature: Spencer Jones

Meet Spencer Jones of Lineus Medical, one of our valued mentors in HealthTech.Talk Business: Fast 15, Spencer JonesArkansas Business: 20 in their 20s, Spencer Jones

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HealthTech Case Study: Angel Eye

The IA relationship with Angel Eye began with a cold call and initial meetings with its founder Dr. Curtis Lowery, in 2010 before the company was even licensed out of the UAMS system. Dr. Lowery is the top neo-natal doctor in Arkansas.Due to his familiarity with the problem, Dr. Lowery and Angl...

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Lapovations Wins Top Prize at Baylor Business Plan Competition

In Baylor University's Global New Venture Competition held February 23-24, Innovate Arkansas client Lapovations took home the top prize, winning $52,500 total. Another Arkansas company and Innovate Arkansas client, Grox, won a $5,000 prize for sustainable businesses and an honorable mention for a to...

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Arkansas Startup Tips: Understanding Real Estate Needs

Inspired entrepreneurs and motivated startups need to do some research when it comes to having a brick and mortar location for their business. There are a number of considerations and location may have much to do with the success of a business. In addition, the initial budget of a startup may impact...