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UAMS Startup Receives $14.5M to Help Drug Users Break Addiction

InterveXion Therapeutics LLC, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences BioVentures startup company, has received two federal grants totaling $14.5 million for development of drug therapies that can help methamphetamine drug abusers break their addiction.   // read more

Three Tech Firms Moving to Downtown Conway, Plan to Hire 140

The firms making the announcement with Gov. Asa Hutchinson from downtown Conway were Metova Inc., of Franklin, Tennessee; Atlanta-based Big Cloud Analytics; and Conway's Eyenalyze.   // read more

Northwest Arkansas Council's 3-Year Plan to Focus on Workforce, Schools

The Northwest Arkansas Council announced a three-year development plan for the region at its winter meeting Tuesday in Rogers.   // read more

Robotics Competition Bringing Kids from 11 States and Canada to LR

Students from across Arkansas and representing 11 states and even Canada will converge on Barton Coliseum in Little Rock March 6-7 for the 2015 Arkansas Rock City Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.   // read more

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital Announces Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program

XCelerate Capital of Little Rock has launched an annual Entrepreneurial Programming Scholarship program to help aspiring entrepreneurs, it announced Tuesday. XCelerate Capital is an early-stage venture fund launched earlier this month by tech founder Rod Ford.   // read more

Innovate Arkansas Bringing Iron Yard Coding School to Little Rock

The Iron Yard offers intensive courses in Python, front-end, rails and mobile engineering as well as a startup accelerator, web design and kids classes. Little Rock courses will include front-end, rails and mobile and will begin in mid-2015. The Iron Yard aims to grow developers and help them find jobs after graduation from its courses.   // read more

In Arkansas, Rules Restrict e-Services By Physicians

Teladoc Inc. of Dallas is the latest telemedicine provider to be shut out of Arkansas because of Arkansas State Medical Board rules involving physician-patient relationships.   // read more

The Root Café Gets $150K Grant from JPMorgan Chase Bank

Jack and Corri Sundell, owners of The Root, received a $150,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase. The Root was one of 20 grant recipients in the JPMorgan Chase Mission Main Street program, and the only one in Arkansas.   // read more

Tyson Foods Foundation, Family Donate $500K to UA's eVersity

The Tyson Foods Foundation Inc. and the Tyson family have donated $500,000 to the University of Arkansas System's online university, eVersity.   // read more

Agreement Puts Drones Closer to Sky

A cooperative agreement announced last week between the Federal Aviation Administration and CNN for the company to use unmanned aircraft for news gathering has some operators hopeful for the future.   // read more

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