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How RaftUp Is Making a Huge Impact in the Boating Community

By | May 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm

If you are a boater or boating enthusiast, you know that navigating your favorite body of water often involves a combination of paper maps, scrawled notes on the best spots and sites from the locals, and advice from your friendly marina staff. What Is…


Little Rock’s VC FinTech Accelerator Announces First Cohort

By | May 17, 2016 at 11:00 am

Gary Norcross, CEO of FIS Global – the world’s leading provider of financial technology services – kicked off the VC FinTech Accelerator at the Venture Center in Little Rock on Monday May 16. Norcross joined Tim Griffin, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, as well as…


Bill Clinton Meets with VC FinTech Cohort in Little Rock

By | May 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Moments before taking the stage to keynote the 10th graduating class of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, the former president met privately with the startup founders of the VC FinTech Accelerator, which kicked off Monday, May 16th in Little Rock….


National Entrepreneurship Expert Susan Amat Gives Little Rock a Boost

By | May 3, 2016 at 12:37 pm

Susan Amat, Ph.D., founder of Miami-based Venture Hive visited Little Rock a while back. The Venture Center, an entrepreneurial incubator focused on building high-growth startups, hosted Dr. Amat for a visit that entailed discussions that ranged from ecosystem development to economic development through entrepreneurship. Who…


Little Rock Accelerator Program VC FinTech Now Accepting Applications

By | Mar 9, 2016 at 10:12 am

2016 might just be a standout year for fintech. It’s an industry that has been growing rapidly in recent years, but the acceptance of new technologies by consumers and financial institutions seems like it is finally catching up with the companies that are innovating them. FIS,…

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Little Rock Startup Believes Discovery Should Be Easier

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

What’s worse than sifting through mountains of paperwork to find the information you need? Paying lawyers hundreds of dollars per hour to do it. Enter eZdiscovery Solutions, a company that helps law firms and other businesses that manage massive amounts of paperwork harness the…


HumanLink – Connecting You with Quality Elder Care Anywhere

By | Feb 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

A 2013 report issued by the Pew Research Institute found that 39 percent of American households provide care to a family member, with the average caregiver falling within the ages of 45 to 64. A study released by AARP in 2013 forecasts a dramatic…


Acorn Hours Makes it Easy for Students to Track Community Service

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

I don’t think anyone would doubt that giving back to your community has a positive impact on both the givers and receivers and is something that should be encouraged at a young age.  Many high schools require some sort of community service for students to graduate, but…


My Color of Beauty Provides Beauty Solutions for Women of Color

By | Dec 31, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Just like with clothing, beauty and skincare is not a ‘one size fits all’ kind of business. My Color of Beauty is helping to solve some of the challenges that women of color face when when it comes to finding the right products, strategies,…


Little Rock’s Talentt App Helps You Source Local Freelancers

By | Dec 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

The trend towards going local is now being applied to freelancing.  Little Rock startup talentt is helping business owners find local, available talent, based on the skills they provide, to get the job done.  Finding someone local eliminates common problems such as unreliability and communication…


Young Entrepreneur Merges Digital and Real Life Combat Gaming with Overwatch App

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 10:00 am

It’s ‘Game Time. For Real’ for Overwatch App. The guys behind the Overwatch real-life combat gaming app have their sights set on success and they are proving that they are in the game to win it! Last year, as a high school junior, Josh…


Little Rock Entrepreneur Spencer Jones is Eliminating Needle Prick for Diabetics

By | Dec 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Diabetics are forced to become used to finger pricks they endure sometimes up to several times a day. Jones Innovative Medical Solutions is working to take the pain out of glucose testing. This startup out of Little Rock Arkansas has developed a product called…


Skosay Enables Customer Service Through Engagement

By | Dec 3, 2014 at 10:00 am

We’ve all had bad experiences with businesses – big or small. Either the item we ordered doesn’t work, or the service falls short, or we got charged for something we didn’t want. In most cases we are willing to forgive, accept our refund, and…

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Brothers from Arkansas Founded PBX to Help Track Lost Luggage

By | Dec 1, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Passenger Baggage Xpress (PBX) has created an electronic tagging system for checked bags. Imagine being able to confidently check luggage (we’ll forget for a moment about the exorbitant checked baggage fees that exist) with the security of knowing that even if your luggage takes…