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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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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 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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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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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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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...

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RetailTech Case Study: Sumotext

IA met Sumotext founder, Tim Miller, just after he had grown and sold his medical equipment company. Tim had formed Sumotext in 2008 to pursue a large potential but nascent business in mobile messaging. This was also the inaugural year for IA and Tim was an early client. Tim had been a serial e...