LITTLE ROCK, AR--(Marketwired - October 24, 2014) - Coinciding with a week-long series of events such as the ARK Challenge Demo Day, the Arkansas Technology Summit, Tech Cocktail's Arkansas Celebration Mixer and other events commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Library, the Arkansas Venture Center will host Frank Gruber, author and co-founder of national startup media company Tech Cocktail and national startup community visionary Michael Burcham, the President & CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and co-chair appointee of the Secretary of Commerce's National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Gruber will discuss his new book, Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail's Guide To Building, Growing and Celebrating Startup Success.
Burcham is one of 27 council members who will advise U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on issues related to innovation, entrepreneurship and the development of a globally competitive workforce.The group, abbreviated NACIE, operates as an independent entity within the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which housed within the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration.
“I am incredibly honored to have this opportunity to serve our nation,” Burcham said in a news release. “I look forward to working with the Commerce Department and my colleagues on the council to drive entrepreneurial growth and innovation throughout the United States.”
The full list of NACIE board members and more information on the council