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20 minutes | 4 months ago
IA Interviews: Kimberly Smith, SILO Compliance
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Kimberly Smith, CEO and founder of SILO Compliance. SILO Compliance is an anti-money laundering application that allows its clients to manage due diligence materials, as well as risk-rate and monitor its clients. David and Kimberly talk about the origins of the company, how SILO works with its clients (and all the exotic locations its clients are located), and lessons delivered by 2020. Learn more about SILO Compliance here: https://silocompliance.com/.
19 minutes | 5 months ago
IA Interviews: Tracy Simpson, Clinicpass
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Tracy Simpson, CEO and founder of Clinicpass. Clinicpass provides scheduling and expense reporting services to medical clinics. In this episode, David and Tracy talk about how Clinicpass supports both the medical clinics and the pharmaceutical reps, making the scheduling and sampling process efficient and safe. Learn more about Clinicpass.
21 minutes | 6 months ago
IA Interviews: Julie Allison, Arkansas Fellowship Executive Director
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Julie Allison, executive director of the Arkansas Fellowship. The Arkansas Fellowship works to connect promising local graduates with Arkansas-based companies for job opportunities with the goal to keep our graduates and promising business leaders at home in Arkansas. In this episode David and Julie talk about the Fellowship and the process for getting involved in the program. Learn more about the Arkansas Fellowship here https://www.arkansasfellowship.org/ and contact Julie with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
22 minutes | 7 months ago
IA Interviews: Jeston George and Joe Ehrhardt
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Jeston George, founder and CEO of Apptegy, and Joe Ehrhardt, founder and CEO of Teslar Software. These two technology-based startup companies have been scaling rapidly but found themselves pivoting as the COVID-19 pandemic hit their clients. In this episode, David talks with Jeston and Joe about work their companies have been doing in recent months, the benefits of being headquartered in Arkansas, and what is on the horizon for Apptegy and Teslar. Learn more about Apptegy here: https://www.apptegy.com/ Learn more about Teslar here: https://www.teslarsoftware.com/
25 minutes | 7 months ago
IA Interviews: Douglas Hutchings on SBIR Grant Opportunities
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Douglas Hutchings, the IA Entrepreneur-in-Residence and an expert in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant opportunities. The SBIR program is touted as “America’s Seed Fund” and provides access to capital across a diverse portfolio of startups and small businesses in technology areas and markets to stimulate technological innovation, meet Federal research and development (R&D) needs, and increase commercialization to transition R&D into impact. David and Douglas also discuss the SBIR matching grant offered by the state of Arkansas, as well as the Technology Transfer Assistance Grant (TTAG) program. Learn more about each of these programs through the links below, or contact Doug at email@example.com with questions. To become an Innovate Arkansas client and receive assistance with all your startup needs, apply at innovatearkansas.org. https://www.sbir.gov/https://www.mfgsolutions.org/services/technology-transfer-assistance-grant-program-ttag/https://www.arkansasedc.com/science-technology/division/commercialization/sbir-matching-grant
21 minutes | 7 months ago
IA Interviews: Maf Sanko of AidBanc
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Maf Sanko, CEO of AidBanc. AidBanc is the first full-service banking platform designed for non-profits to manage global spend from a single FDIC insured bank account. David and Maf talk about Maf’s path to Arkansas and the benefits of the product that he has built. Learn more about AidBanc at https://www.aidbanc.com/ and to see a product demo visit: https://www.loom.com/share/c330b582fd6b4e268da6b4dc25d0b6b7
28 minutes | 8 months ago
IA Interviews: Michael Geranen of Captura Biopharma
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Michael Geranen, CEO of Captura Biopharma about the company’s lead product that acts as a decorporation agent to be given to individuals that have been exposed to radiation, such as may occur in a nuclear power accident or detonation of a “dirty bomb”. This product would be the first oral solution that can immediately be administered to eliminate harmful radioactive material from staying in the body. Learn more about the work that Captura Biopharma is doing at https://www.capturabiopharma.com/
27 minutes | 8 months ago
IA Interviews: Emily Reeves Dean on Social Media Strategy
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Emily Reeves Dean, our IA communications and project manager. Emily and David talk about approaching social media as a startup company, how to plan the messaging, which channels to use, and testing to get the best results. To get strategic guidance on your social media messaging and work with Innovate Arkansas, go to innovatearkansas.org and apply to work with our team.
21 minutes | 8 months ago
IA Interviews: Mike McGibbony of White Rock
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Mike McGibbony, CEO of White Rock, a solution provider for the Salesforce and Hubspot platforms that advises clients on strategic use of CRM systems across business operations. Mike discusses the scalability of Salesforce, making it a valuable tool for both small and large organizations. Given the pause in operations many businesses are currently facing, Mike talks about now as a good time to examine how to be efficient in providing the best, most consistent experiences for your customers by implementing a CRM technology. Learn more about White Rock at https://whiterocktech.net/.
21 minutes | 8 months ago
IA Interviews: Amy Hopper, I-Fund Accelerator Program Officer
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock interviews Amy Hopper, program officer for the I-Fund accelerators. Amy shares the details of the program, including the in-depth customer discovery research that is part of the I-Fund and how proof-of-concept business ideas benefit from listening to customers. The Arkansas I-Fund is currently accepting applications. Learn more at https://www.ifundatwinrock.com/.
20 minutes | 9 months ago
IA Interviews: Industry Fellows to Support Startups
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas (IA) at Winrock introduces two IA team members who focus on specific industry sectors when working with startups in Arkansas. Josh Smith, CEO of Metova, supports software development-based startups and those that need software development talent. “G” Dennis is a specialist in the healthcare industry and advises healthcare-based startups on growth and investment. To work with Josh or G at Innovate Arkansas, go to innovatearkansas.org and apply to work with our team.
27 minutes | 9 months ago
IA Interviews: Darren Sommer of Innovator Health
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas at Winrock talks with Dr. Darren Sommer, CEO of Innovator Health, an advanced telemedicine provider. David and Darren discuss the benefits of telemedicine for rural hospitals as a cost savings and during times of health crisis with limited PPE like the COVID-19 pandemic we are currently facing. To learn more about Innovator Health, visit https://www.innovatorhealth.com
30 minutes | 9 months ago
IA Interviews Bobby Franklin of the NVCA
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas at Winrock talks with Bobby Franklin, President and CEO of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). David and Bobby talk about the logistics of getting disaster funding when a company is backed by venture capital, as well as the programs available in Arkansas to support startup companies. To learn more about the NVCA, visit nvca.org.
21 minutes | 9 months ago
IA Interviews James Farmer of EasyBins
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas at Winrock talks with James Farmer, CEO of EasyBins. They discuss the growth opportunities that EasyBins has been able to leverage during this COVID-19 crisis and James provides some advice for entrepreneurs facing challenges right now. To learn more about EasyBins, go to easybins.com.
29 minutes | 9 months ago
IA Interviews Stan Zylowski of Movista: Market, Don't Sell
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas at Winrock talks with Stan Zylowski, CEO and co-founder of Movista about the ways that startups can survive (and also plan for the future) during this business crisis we are facing as a result of COVID-19.
20 minutes | 9 months ago
IA Interviews Congressman French Hill About the CARES Act
David Sanders, Director of Innovate Arkansas at Winrock talks with Congressman French Hill about programs available for small and medium-sized businesses during this crisis to help keep you capitalized when revenue isn't flowing. The programs mentioned include the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Payroll Protection Program, and opportunities available for gig workers and independent operators. To learn more about the programs available through CARES, click here.
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