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IA Interviews: Josh Smith, Metova

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock, interviews Josh Smith, IA Software Development Industry Fellow and CEO of Metova. David and Josh discuss advice for approaching development of a new app and the importance of focusing on customer discovery.

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IA Interviews: Foster Davis, BreachBits

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock, interviews Foster Davis, Co-Founder and COO of BreachBits, a provider of easy-to-understand cyber risk scores. BreachBits is made up of a team of hackers who determine how vulnerable businesses are to cyber hacking. Soon BreachBits will b...

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IA Interviews: Cartwheel Studio

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock, interviews Joshua Stanley and Amanda Earhart of Cartwheel Studio, a Northwest Arkansas-based startup studio that focuses on B2B SaaS companies. Josh is the founder of Cartwheel and Amanda is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence. The startup stud...

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Four Questions With Mike Smith, Innovate Arkansas Advisor

Mike Smith is one of the core Innovate Arkansas advisors who brings more than 20 years of business advisory experience to the team. Mike works with Innovate Arkansas companies on positioning, leadership, and capital.Mike is a former senior vice president in the Corporate Finance Group of investment...

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Four Questions with Josh Smith, Innovate Arkansas Software Development Industry Fellow

Josh Smith joined the Innovate Arkansas team in late 2019.  In his role as Software Development Industry Fellow, Josh advises Innovate Arkansas companies and their leaders on the circuitous process and the factors that affect bringing new technology to market.Josh is an Arkansas native and mili...

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Apply By January 3rd for Delta I-Fund

The application for the upcoming Delta I-Fund cohort, set to kick off virtually on January 23rd, is now live!If you are an early-stage entrepreneur and innovator located in the Delta Regional Authority territory, consider the Delta I-Fund as a resource for helping to grow your busines...

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IA Interviews: Julie Allison and Josh Smith

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Julie Allison, executive director of the Arkansas Fellowship and Josh Smith, CEO of Metova. The three discuss the Arkansas Fellowship program and the benefits for corporate partners who hire Fellows. Josh Smith speaks to the qua...

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IA Interviews: Julie Allison

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Julie Allison, executive director of the Arkansas Fellowship. The Arkansas Fellowship works to connect promising local graduates with Arkansas-based companies for job opportunities with the goal to keep our graduates and promisi...

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IA Interviews: Douglas Hutchings on SBIR Grant Opportunities

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Douglas Hutchings, the IA Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and an expert in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant opportunities. The SBIR program is touted as “America’s Seed Fund” and provides access to capital across a div...

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IA Interviews: Emily Reeves Dean on Social Media Strategy

David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Emily Reeves Dean, our IA communications and project manager. Emily and David talk about approaching social media as a startup company, how to plan the messaging, which channels to use, and testing to get the best results. To ge...