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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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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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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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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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Podcast, Episode 9: Ed Horton of Spotright

Ed Horton is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Spotright, a tech startup that is replacing the old ways of defining personas for brand marketing. In this podcast episode, Ed talks about the startup experience for his company.