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Mark Carter

Editor, InnovateArkansas.org

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Mark Carter joined Arkansas Business Publishing Group in 2009 as assistant internet editor. In addition to working for Arkansas Business and ArkansasBusiness.com, Carter edits and writes for InnovateArkansas.org, for which he covers the state's growing startup community.

Carter also edits INOV8, the Innovate Arkansas blog, a chronicle of the innovation in Arkansas. He also travels the state visiting and reporting on Arkansas innovation hubs at state universities.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Bourbon & Boots Launches Jewelry Line with Dillard's

Innovate Arkansas client firm Bourbon & Boots, from Little Rock entrepreneur Matt Price, has partnered with Dillard's, the department store chain based in Little Rock, to launch a new line of Southern-themed jewelry. read more >

Merger Match Brings on Ken Clark as 'Chief Storyteller'

Clark will consult with co-founders Bridget Farris and Alese Stroud and lead the development of strategic relationships for Merger Match's proprietary corporate acquisitions assessment tool. read more >

KA on IA: Kristian Andersen on the Future of Arkansas Techpreneurship

Kristian Andersen talks the future role of Innovate Arkansas and what's ahead for tech-based entrepreneurship in Arkansas. The next step? Developing homegrown talent, he says. read more >

CardioWise Installs Software for Use in Federal Heart Study

Fayetteville startup CardioWise has completed full development of its cardiac analysis software and installed it at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. read more >

FedEx Ground Distribution Center in Little Rock to Employ 160

FedEx Corp. of Memphis broke ground Thursday on a 300,000-SF Ground distribution facility in southwest Little Rock. The publicly traded logistics firm plans to employ about 160 people there. read more >

XCelerate Capital Invests $250k in ARK Challenge Alum Tagless Style

Rod Ford's new Little Rock early-stage seed fund XCelerate Capital has invested $250,000 in Tagless Style, the ARK Challenge and Innovate Arkansas firm that partnered with Goodwill of Arkansas to "upcycle" second-hand clothes. read more >

100 Girls of Code Lands in Arkansas, Aims to Address Gender Gap

An initiative called 100 Girls of Code that aims to close the gender gap that currently exists in STEM-related fields officially has come to Arkansas. read more >

Arkansas Carriers Looking for Innovative Ways to Attract Millennials

The Arkansas trucking industry is looking at new ways to attract young drivers, and Startup Weekend organizer Max Farrell of Little Rock, himself a millennial, suggested some ways to do that. read more >

EAST Initiative Unveils New West Little Rock Digs

EAST Initiative unveiled its new west Little Rock location on Thursday afternoon. The nonprofit partners with schools to provide project-based, service-oriented programs with a focus on high-end technology. read more >

ARK Challenge Pivot Was Right Time for Justyn Hornor, Real Agent Guard

Justyn Hornor chose to place Politapoll on hold while he and co-founder Tim Brasuell pivoted to Real Agent Guard, which provides security measures for real estate agents. read more >