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Growing Business Through Peer Support

As busy leaders of dynamic organizations, CEOs often lament how hard it is to find the time and environment to process challenges only they can understand. “It is lonely at the top,” as they say. To meet this need, Innovate Arkansas (IA) has developed a unique series of forums that bring t...

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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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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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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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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