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by Roby Brock -

1 Million Cups Preview: Wyzerr’s Bjorn Simmons

Little Rock native Bjorn Simmons is vice-president for sales and marketing of startup Wyzerr – a company with a new spin on how to measure customer feedback and consumer attitudes. Where is this startup heading?

by Steve Brawner -

App To Help Drivers Share Concerns, Ideas With Carriers

Entrepreneur Max Farrell is spending this week sitting on the passenger side of an 18-wheeler traveling from Des Moines to Los Angeles, hoping to gain insights for a phone app he believes will help trucking companies better communicate with and retain their drivers.

by Roby Brock -

Gov. Hutchinson On The Job Hunt In Silicon Valley

You haven’t seen much out of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s public schedule the last two days. That’s because the new Arkansas governor has been on the West Coast in high-level meetings with tech firms interested in his computer coding initiative.

by Wesley Brown -

1 Million Cups Hits One Year Old, Ready To Move To Next Level

Just a year after the first One Million Cups forum landed in Little Rock, local officials are encouraged by the emergence of the program as a key player in the state and region’s flourishing startup community – yet they’re hopeful for an even bigger payoff in the future.

by Roby Brock -

Innovation Hub Receives $1 Million Federal Grant For Center

Amidst a backdrop described by several podium speakers as a religious revival, Central Arkansas’ startup community held a celebration on Monday (April 27) to announce a major grant that will spark more activity in the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.