Innovate Arkansas is a state-funded initiative that helps scale promising Arkansas technology ventures. Funded by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and administered by Winrock International, Innovate Arkansas assists technology entrepreneurs in turning startup companies into viable commercial enterprises.
As a result of Innovate Arkansas' programming, the state of Arkansas has benefited from the launch of more than 750 startup companies, the creation of more than 6,000 Arkansas jobs, a sizable $939 million in revenue generated by these growing ventures, and a total of $473.6 million raised by our clients in private investment, public investment, and federal grants.
Innovate Arkansas is focused on building and managing the programs needed to accelerate business growth for tech-based startups and established corporations in Arkansas. As the primary conduit between both sides, Innovate Arkansas serves a critical role in developing talent, building commerce, and securing the capital required to develop the state's high-growth economy.