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Introduction to SBIR/STTR

9/8/2014
Live webinar featuring Rebecca Norman, ASBTDC Innovation Consultant This webinar will introduce innovative entrepreneurs and researchers to the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program. Participants will learn about...   // read more

Startup Weekend Little Rock

9/12/2014
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics...   // read more

G60 Hot Springs

11/6/2014
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Latest News

  • Harvey Hughes' 5 Tips for Startup Success

    Founder Harvey Hughes of Mountain Home's SEAS Education, an Innovate Arkansas client firm, likes to keep things simple. Here are his five tips for startup success.

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  • Foreign Patent Trolls Threaten Arkansas Economy (Warwick Sabin Commentary)

    “Patent trolling,” the practice of obtaining large buckets of intellectual property rights with the intention of using them to extract damages and settlement revenue rather than to protect innovation or produce anything, is not a new idea. Over the past 40 years, lawmakers have tried to strike a balance between defending research and advancements while dissuading offensive use of patents that negatively impact our economy.

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  • IA Client Firm SEAS Education not Typical 'Startup'

    One Innovate Arkansas client firm stretches the "startup" tag. SEAS Education of Mountain Home has been around since 1995 and quietly has become a leading national provider of education plan management software.

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  • ARK Challenge: My Color of Beauty Aims to Fill Niche

    Eyona Mitchell is experiencing first hand how the other half lives. A one-person team competing in the fourth installment of the ARK Challenge startup accelerator in downtown Little Rock, Mitchell used to help businesses at previous stints working with the Downtown Little Rock Partnership and Alt.Consulting in Pine Bluff.

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