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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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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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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 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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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...