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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:

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Creating a Better To-Do List

Allyson Lewis, founder of the 7 Minute Life, is a time management expert. Working with Innovate Arkansas, the 7 Minute Life is creating scalable training and technology to help companies develop a more productive workforce. Allyson says, “Employees don’t want to just get more done. They want to...

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Coming Through Loud and Clear

A breakthrough telemedicine platform has turned the fortunes of one rural Arkansas hospital around. Could it be applied across the country?In a hospital bed at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, a farming community in rural northeast Arkansas, a patient tells Dr. Darren Sommer that...

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Refining the Process: How a new tech CEO with deep industry connections gets help from Innovate Arkansas

Little Rock-based Global Fuel Recovery, founded by Mike Smith (above), cuts down waste by matching used oil generators with vetted collection companies that have insurance and properly maintained facilities, and then routing that oil to refineries. Photo By Gabe Gentry.It was 2015 and the oil market...

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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...