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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

ARK Challenge: Tagless Continues Trend Toward Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship seems to be as important to today's rising generation of entrepreneurs as turning a profit. Gabe Couch's Tagless seeks to partner shoppers with personal stylists who will hook them up with nonprofit, second-hand clothing distributors. read more >

Rod Ford: Little Rock Startup Scene Needs Capital

Little Rock is on its way to becoming a true entrepreneurial hub in the image of inland startup hotbeds like Austin, Nashville, Des Moines and Omaha, according to local tech firm founder Rod Ford. read more >

World Trade Center Arkansas Gets $600k Grant to Help Boost State Economy

The World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers, an affiliate of the University of Arkansas, has received a $600,000 federal grant to expand its outreach services to strengthen the state's economy, the university announced Monday. read more >

Slater, Others Set for Transportation Panel at Philander Smith

Former U.S. transportation chief Rodney Slater will join several of the state's biggest names in the transportation, technology and logistics sectors for a panel discussion hosted by Philander Smith College on Tuesday. read more >

State Investment Helps Movista Continue Growth

The firm's growth was bolstered by an $82,000 investment from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority's Seed Capital Investment Program. That investment preceded a $550,000 funding round. read more >

Innovative Tax Software Gives STDL a Competitive Advantage

Sales tax is Noel Hamm's art, and Sales Tax DataLink, the Innovate Arkansas client startup based in Bentonville, is his medium. Hamm is having some fun and even more success with sales tax, and his innovations are helping businesses experience less headaches because of it. read more >

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. read more >

CHI St. Vincent to Expand WLR Campus

The facility will be located next to CHI St. Vincent's outpatient, ambulatory care facility on the 37-acre campus. Building completion is scheduled for summer 2015. Current services at CHI St. Vincent West include primary care, urgent care, geriatric and sleep services. read more >

David Allan Wins Again at Startup Weekend Little Rock

David Allan has this Startup Weekend thing down. Allan and his Kick It Little Rock team won the latest Startup Weekend Little Rock held at Acxiom's corporate headquarters in the River Market. read more >

ARK Challenge: Eatiply Founder Not Your Typical Young Entrepreneur

David Woodbury isn't typical of the young entrepreneurs you'll find at startup accelerators like the ARK Challenge. Woodbury moved his family from their native Minneapolis to Little Rock to compete in the ARK and grow LinkedCause, which had already launched the TOMS Shoes-inspired Eatiply campaign. read more >

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