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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

VentureBeat: Fayetteville's Qbox Raises $2.4M

Qbox is a cloud-based, search database for businesses. Formerly known as StackSearch, it won the ARK Challenge accelerator in 2012. The funding round was led by Vulcan Ventures and other funds based in Silicon Valley. read more >

Cree Rebrands Division That Includes Fayetteville as Wolfspeed

Semiconductor manufacturer Cree Inc. has rebranded its power and radio frequency division, which includes the former Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville, as Wolfspeed, the publicly traded company announced. read more >

Startup Junkie's 2.7.0 Accelerator Launches with 11 Firms

Promoting startups owned by women, minorities and military veterans is the aim of the 2.7.0 accelerator from Fayetteville's Startup Junkie that began its 14-week run on Tuesday. read more >

Bentonville Retains Top Spot on ATBI

Bentonville retains its spot atop the Arkansas Tech Business Index, while eight of the 18 cities listed on the index finished the second quarter of 2015 with a rating greater than 100. read more >

Cree Fayetteville Receives $4M from USAF for F-35 Power Module

Cree Inc., the LED and semiconductor manufacturer that purchased Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville in July, received a $4.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force. read more >

Startup Apptegy Aims to Improve School Communication

Apptegy, the Little Rock startup from Jeston George, has meshed all school communication channels into one platform. read more >

Harrison's ReBounces Puts Extra Life Into Tennis Balls, Courts

ReBounces, founded in 2008 and one of the first startups affiliated with the Innovate Arkansas program, developed a way to repressurize old tennis balls and give them new life. read more >

Phyzit Adds Former A Briggs Passport Chief Mike Blanchat as President

Blanchat is the former president for A Briggs Passport & Visa Expeditors, which was sold last fall to CIBT. Phyzit, founded by Little Rock pediatric urologist Stephen Canon and his father Mike, has developed an app that enables doctors and patients to communicate post-visit via telemedicine and mobile messaging. read more >

Bradburys Give $500K for Art Museum at Arkansas State

Stephens Inc. COO Curt Bradbury and his wife Chucki have made a $500,000 matching gift to transform an art gallery that bears their name at Arkansas State University. read more >

Hutchinson Names Law Professor as New Chief Justice

Long-time University of Arkansas law professor Howard Brill will serve out the term of retiring Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday. read more >