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.
Hayseed, which moved into the Old Post Office building on the downtown Fayetteville square, hopes to raise $6 million to help the next generation of Acumens. James said Hayseed has already partnered with four startups and is consulting a fifth.
In today’s digital age, schools now send out text alerts notifying parents of weather-related closures and more; they post student success stories on Facebook; they tweet, they update websites and smartphone apps. Apptegy, the Little Rock startup from Jeston George, has meshed all those communication channels into one platform to make technology more accessible for schools trying to deliver many messages, many ways.
ReBounces, founded in 2008 and one of the first startups affiliated with the Innovate Arkansas program, developed a way to repressurize old tennis balls and give them new life. Its patented Green Tennis Machine is a bulk repressurization system specifically designed for clubs that go through a lot of practice balls.
Jeannette Balleza Collins is a freelance strategic consultant with Scribe Marketing, which she founded in 2004, as well as the manager of the Tonic NWA Fund, an angel investment fund she co-founded.