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IA Interviews: Maf Sonko of AidBanc

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Maf Sonko, CEO of AidBanc. AidBanc is the first full-service banking platform designed for non-profits to manage global spend from a single corporate account. David and Maf talk about Maf’s path to Arkansas and the benefits of t...

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IA Interviews: Michael Geranen of Captura Biopharma

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Michael Geranen, CEO of Captura Biopharma about the company’s lead product that acts as a decorporation agent to be given to individuals that have been exposed to radiation, such as may occur in a nuclear power accident or deton...

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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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Surviving a Startup: Best Practices from Chris Stewart, CEO of Raise the Money

We asked Chris Stewart to tell us about his experience building and launching Raise the Money and some of the key learnings from his years as a startup founder.When I started my company, Raise the Money, I had no idea what I was doing! I was an attorney with my own legal practice and had two young k...

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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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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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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...