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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

Early-Stage Startups Shine at AVC's Pre-Flight Pitch Day

The Arkansas Venture Center introduced its first class of Pre-Flight graduates Tuesday night with promising, early-stage startups pitching ideas developed over the course of a 14-week, pre-accelerator program. Pre-Flight is a program created by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center in 2011 and licensed this year by the AVC in Little Rock. read more >

David Allan Pivots from Acorn Hours to Tagless Style

David Allan, who founded Little Rock startup Acorn Hours and guided it through the 2014 fall installment of the ARK Challenge startup accelerator, has pivoted. Allan is the new CEO of Tagless Style, another Little Rock startup that participated in the ARK this fall. read more >

ASTA Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority (ASTA) has launched a new mobile-friendly website designed to provide easier access to grants and investments for high-tech startups with the potential to create high-paying jobs in Arkansas. read more >

AEDC: LM Wind Power Paid Back $3.4M in Incentives

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission says Danish manufacturer LM Wind Power, which operates a plant in Little Rock, has repaid the state $3.4 million in incentives following a review that indicated the company had not met specified employment goals. read more >

Arkansas Research Alliance Launches ARA Fellows Program

The ARA Fellows program was created to recognize and reward distinguished research talent at the state's five research universities, and is a complement to the ARA Scholars program, which recruits new research talent to the state. read more >

Arkansas' November Revenue Up Over 2013, Above Forecast

Arkansas gross general revenue in November was $464.6 million, up 8 percent from last year and 2.8 percent above forecast, according to a report Tuesday by the state Department of Finance & Administration. read more >

Spencer Jones' 5 Tips for Startup Success

Spencer Jones, who won the 2014 fall edition of the ARK Challenge with his Little Rock startup Jones Innovative Medical Solutions, has some advice for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to emulate his early success. read more >

Like Hogs, ARK Challenge Winner Spencer Jones on Upward Trajectory

While the Razorbacks toiled themselves back to respectability in the rugged Southeastern Conference, Spencer Jones developed his Little Rock startup, Jones Innovative Medical Solutions, alongside some of the state's most promising young entrepreneurs at the ARK Challenge. read more >

Picasolar Gets New Funding, Works to Scale Innovative Solar Cell

Fresh off a new round of federal SunShot Initiative funding and a $1.2 million round of equity capital, Fayetteville's Picasolar will spend the next 10 to 12 months scaling its solar cells to meet the industry standard. read more >

Civik Connects Legislators, Constituents Through Targeted Surveys

Trent Atwood's Civik enables elected officials to use targeted questions, based on ZIP code or demographics, to survey constituents on specific issues. read more >