Arkansas Tech Startup Boosted by New Management Contract: Helping Entrepreneurs Scale and Thrive

Entrepreneurial Enthusiast Lands $1.1M Deal to Lead State Innovation Hub

In recent news, Startup Junkie Consulting LLC has been awarded the management contract for the Arkansas Statewide Technology Commercialization Center by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). The center, previously known as Innovate Arkansas, is focused on helping new tech entrepreneurs develop their inventions and high-tech concepts into successful businesses. With the goal of empowering tech and tech-enabled ventures in Arkansas to scale their operations, create high-wage job opportunities, and drive technological innovation in the state.

Clint O’Neal, executive director of AEDC emphasized the importance of supporting entrepreneurs and growing high-tech companies in Arkansas. He highlighted that since its establishment in 2008, the Arkansas Statewide Technology Commercialization Center has helped over 200 portfolio clients generate $939 million in revenue, creating more than 6,000 jobs in Arkansas. These companies have received $50.9 million in federal grants and attracted a total investment of $473.6 million.

Startup Junkie Consulting is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 that offers no-cost, one-on-one consulting, events, workshops, and access to capital and talent for entrepreneurs and innovators. Jeff Amerine, founder and managing director of Startup Junkie Consulting expressed gratitude for the partnership with AEDC in driving the development and growth of tech and tech-enabled ventures across Arkansas. He emphasized that entrepreneurialism is crucial for fostering economic empowerment and vitality.

In recent news, Startup Junkie Consulting LLC has been awarded the management contract for the Arkansas Statewide Technology Commercialization Center by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). The center, previously known as Innovate Arkansas, is focused on helping new tech entrepreneurs develop their inventions and high-tech concepts into successful businesses. With the goal of empowering…

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