Empowering Arkansas’s Tech Future: Startup Junkie Consulting Awarded Management Contract for Technology Commercialization Center

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

In Bentonville, Startup Junkie Consulting LLC has been awarded the management contract for the Arkansas Statewide Technology Commercialization Center by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. The company, based in Fayetteville, will focus on helping new tech entrepreneurs develop their inventions and high-tech concepts into successful businesses. The program aims to empower 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 the success of the center since its establishment in 2008, with over 200 portfolio clients generating $939 million in revenue and 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.

Jeff Amerine, founder and managing director of Startup Junkie Consulting, expressed his gratitude for this partnership with AEDC. He emphasized that entrepreneurialism is crucial for fostering economic empowerment and vitality in Arkansas. He looks forward to working with AEDC to support the development and growth of tech and tech-enabled ventures across the state.

Startup Junkie Consulting offers no-cost, one-on-one consulting services, events, workshops, and access to capital and talent for entrepreneurs and innovators across Arkansas. The organization aims to provide these resources to help entrepreneurs scale their ideas into successful businesses that will provide high-paying jobs for residents of the state.

Overall, this partnership between Startup Junkie Consulting LLC and AEDC represents a significant investment in technology commercialization efforts across Arkansas. By providing valuable resources to entrepreneurs and innovators across the state, this program will help drive technological innovation while creating new job opportunities for residents of Arkansas.

In conclusion, Startup Junkie Consulting LLC has been awarded a management contract by AEDC for the Arkansas Statewide Technology Commercialization Center. This program aims to empower tech entrepreneurs to develop their inventions into successful businesses while creating high-paying job opportunities in Arkansas. With this new partnership between two nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship across the state, Arkansans can expect even more growth in technology commercialization efforts over time.

As Jeff Amerine stated during his discussion on strategic growth planning for HFA at Dave Creek Media’s event hosted by Startup Junkie recently: “Entrepreneurialism is key to unlocking economic empowerment and vitality across our great state.” With this new partnership between two organizations dedicated to supporting innovation across AR., we can expect even more growth in technology commercialization efforts over time.

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