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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...

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Pitch Your Medical Innovation for $20,000 Cash

The Opportunity Machine, Cox Business, and Lafayette General Health are hosting the second annual Get Started Medical pitch on November 14th. All startups chosen to participate will have the ability to get in front of big healthcare players/investors in Louisiana. The top startup will win $20,0...

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Invitation to SXSW Pitch 2020

Attention Arkansas startup! You are invited to pitch at SXSW PITCH 2020 where you can showcase your tech product or service startup to get noticed and networked in front of industry leaders, investors and media on a big global stage during SXSW. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. Click here to learn&nb...

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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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New Executive Director for Arkansas Fellowship Announced

We are pleased to announce Julie Allison as the next executive director of the Arkansas Fellowship.  Julie brings 20 years of experience working as a leader in organizational development and learning with Arkansas’ largest healthcare system and K-12 education system.She founded and led Baptist...

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Ark Tank, A Startup Pitch Competition for Arkansas Tourism Announced

Arkansas Tourism, in partnership with Innovate Arkansas, is now accepting applications for Ark Tank, a startup pitch competition to be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the Hot Springs Convention Center in conjunction with the 2019 Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism. The pitch competitio...

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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...