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IA Interviews: Rodney Ferguson, The Validation Fund

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Rodney Ferguson, President and CEO of Winrock International about a new initiative called the Validation Fund. The Validation Fund is Arkansas’ first evergreen, not-for-profit fund dedicated to deploying early-stage awards to va...

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Apply By January 3rd for Delta I-Fund

The application for the upcoming Delta I-Fund cohort, set to kick off virtually on January 23rd, is now live!If you are an early-stage entrepreneur and innovator located in the Delta Regional Authority territory, consider the Delta I-Fund as a resource for helping to grow your busines...

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IA Interviews: Douglas Hutchings on SBIR Grant Opportunities

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Douglas Hutchings, the IA Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and an expert in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant opportunities. The SBIR program is touted as “America’s Seed Fund” and provides access to capital across a div...

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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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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 Congressman French Hill

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas at Winrock talks with Congressman French Hill about programs available for small and medium-sized businesses during this crisis to help keep you capitalized when revenue isn't flowing. The programs mentioned include the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Econom...

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Pitch Your Medical Innovation for $20,000 Cash

The Opportunity Machine, Cox Business, and Lafayette General Health are hosting the second annual Get Started Medical pitch on November 14th. All startups chosen to participate will have the ability to get in front of big healthcare players/investors in Louisiana. The top startup will win $20,0...

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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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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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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...