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IA Interviews: Jeston George and Joe Ehrhardt

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Jeston George, founder and CEO of Apptegy, and Joe Ehrhardt, founder and CEO of Teslar Software. These two technology-based startup companies have been scaling rapidly but found themselves pivoting as the COVID-19 pandemic hit t...

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IA Interviews: Emily Reeves Dean on Social Media Strategy

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Emily Reeves Dean, our IA communications and project manager. Emily and David talk about approaching social media as a startup company, how to plan the messaging, which channels to use, and testing to get the best results. To ge...

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IA Interviews: Mike McGibbony of White Rock

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Mike McGibbony, CEO of White Rock, a solution provider for the Salesforce and Hubspot platforms that advises clients on strategic use of CRM systems across business operations. Mike discusses the scalability of Salesforce, makin...

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IA Interviews: Amy Hopper, I-Fund Accelerator Program Officer

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Amy Hopper, program officer for the I-Fund accelerators. Amy shares the details of the program, including the in-depth customer discovery research that is part of the I-Fund and how proof-of-concept business ideas benefit from l...

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IA Interviews: Industry Fellows to Support Startups

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock introduces two IA team members who focus on specific industry sectors when working with startups in Arkansas. Josh Smith, CEO of Metova, supports software development-based startups and those that need software development talent. “G” Denn...

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Innovate Arkansas Interviews: Darren Sommer of Innovator Health

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas at Winrock talks with Dr. Darren Sommer, CEO of Innovator Health, an advanced telemedicine provider. David and Darren discuss the benefits of telemedicine for rural hospitals as a cost savings and during times of health crisis with limited PPE like the CO...

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Pushing Through The Storm

Innovate Arkansas guides businesses through the COVID-19 economic crisisGre’Juana “G” Dennis, an adviser for Innovate Arkansas (IA), first began to notice the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in early February. Business remained on track in the United States, which had recorded it...

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Innovate Arkansas Interviews with Bobby Franklin of NVCA

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas at Winrock talks with Bobby Franklin, President and CEO of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). David and Bobby talk about the logistics of getting disaster funding when a company is backed by venture capital, as well as the programs available...

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Innovate Arkansas Interviews with James Farmer of Easy Bins

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas at Winrock talks with James Farmer, CEO of Easy Bins. They discuss the growth opportunities that Easy Bins has been able to leverage during this COVID-19 crisis and James provides some advice for entrepreneurs facing challenges right now. To learn more ab...

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Innovate Arkansas Interviews with Movista: Market, Don't Sell

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas at Winrock talks with Stan Zylowski, CEO and co-founder of Movista about the ways that startups can survive (and also plan for the future) during this business crisis we are facing as a result of COVID-19. Watch the interview here: