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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…

Accelerator

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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 …

News

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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 …

Announcements

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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 …

Health

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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…

Communication

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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 …

Beauty

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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,…

Mobile

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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 …

Entrepreneur

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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…

Health

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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…

Marketplace

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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…

Advertising

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Proximity Based Marketing by a Global Team

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm

bfonics, Inc. enables businesses of all sizes to leverage ibeacon technology for proximity-based marketing. With 90% of retail sales still occurring in physical locations and 65% of consumers using mobile devices when they shop, retailers and brands are actively looking for ways …

Startups & Apps

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Neo Provides an Easier and Automated Way to Maintain Network Security

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

If you have ever depended on a computer and the Internet for your work – personal or professional – you are aware of the risks of security breaches and hacker attacks. That probably makes about 99.99% of us! Organizations spend thousands every year on…

Announcements

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Arkansas Venture Center To Launch Pre-Accelerator Course With Nashville Entrepreneur Center

By | Aug 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm

The Arkansas Venture Center (AVC) announced today it will offer Pre-Flight, a pre-accelerator course for early stage entrepreneurs and startup companies that helps fast track their concept to market. The 14-week course is a partnership with Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC), …