The Innovate Arkansas Web site is a comprehensive resource for new and existing technology and knowledge-based businesses. It includes multiple databases of resources, from capital funding entities to individuals with technological expertise, a variety of helpful links and a calendar of events. It is also a source for trend stories, features and a blog that focus on entrepreneurs and innovative ideas being developed and marketed throughout Arkansas.
Kordate Solutions from the University of Arkansas won the graduate division of the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Governor's Cup business-plan competition in Las Vegas.
Jeff Amerine, an IA adviser and founder of Startup Junkie Consulting in Fayetteville, told a gathering of the state's entrepreneurship and innovation movers and shakers Thursday that an "open innovation" model can work for Arkansas.
Both chambers of the Arkansas Legislature have advanced proposals to move several smaller state agencies into larger ones.
John James, the Acumen Brands founder who now focuses most of his time on launching Hayseed Ventures in Fayetteville, has a vision for the historic Old Post Office building that anchors the Fayetteville downtown square.