ARK Challenge Winner Spencer Jones Featured in Arkansas Business

December 1, 2014

This week's Arkansas Business includes AB's monthly look at an Innovate Arkansas client, and the profile for December is ARK Chalenge winner Spencer Jones and his Jones Innovative Medical Solutions

Jones won the fall installment of the ARK, which concluded last month in Little Rock, with his idea for a "one-stop" blood draw system.

A sample:

Four months ago, Jones was a surgical nurse resident at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock who hatched an idea to innovate the way blood is drawn from patients, especially those suffering from diabetes requiring not only daily blood draws but multiple finger pricks to check blood sugar levels.

He took his idea to Innovate Arkansas, the nonprofit organization from Winrock International and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission that nurtures tech-based startup ventures with potential to create high-paying jobs, and was advised to apply for the ARK.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Read the full story here, and be sure to check out Spencer's five tips for startup success. Good stuff.  

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