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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...

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FREE Patent and Trademark Conference

Innovate Arkansas, Arkansas Women’s Business Center, and the Innovation Hub will be partnering with the Arkansas State Library, Arkansas Small Business Development and Technology Center, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office to host a FREE Patent and Trademark Conference on August 9, 201...

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RFP: Seeking PR Firm, Due Monday 7/24/17

Support the NWA Venture Team events, programs and services culminating in an “open innovation” event to support the Innovate Arkansas Network (IAN), a service offered through the NWA Venture Team, in Northwest Arkansas. The “open innovation” event will feature a keynote speaker and bring together bu...

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Become An Arkansas Fellowship Host Company

The Arkansas Fellowship provides a pipeline for Arkansas’ most dynamic, entrepreneurial companies (“Host Companies”) to employ high-performing, entrepreneurial college graduates (“Fellows”). While employed, Fellows build networks, develop professional skills, and hone their leadership throu...

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You're Invited: Life Science Commercialization Webinar Series Starts Feb. 7

University researchers and life science businesses are invited to participate in a series of free webinars hosted by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center.Hear from experts with expertise in federal funding programs, biotechnology and technology transfer, and the Food and Dru...