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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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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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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 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 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...