Startup Talk: Mainstream Technologies president John Burgess named to Tech Park board

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UALR CHANCELLOR NAMES MAINSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES PRESIDENT TO TECH PARK BOARD
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Joel E. Anderson on Wednesday (June 29) named John Burgess as the university’s appointee to the Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board, replacing Dr. Mary Good who resigned from the seven-person panel in February.

Burgess is president and co-founder of Mainstream Technologies in Little Rock. He previously served as chairman of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the board of directors of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Anderson said of Burgess, “His experience as an entrepreneur and his knowledge of the interplay of technology and business operations will be of great value to the board as it works to develop the Little Rock Technology Park.”

FCC OUTLINES VISION FOR ‘5G WORLD’
In a recent speech at the Washington, D.C.-based National Press Club, Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his vision on how the U.S. must seize the opportunity to lead the next generation of wireless technology known as the fifth generation, or 5G.

In his speech titled, “The Future of Wireless: A Vision for U.S. Leadership in a 5G World,” Wheeler said limiting the speed of wireless networks, the responsiveness of computer-to-computer connections and expansion of spectrum capacity court could hurt the U.S. role as the world leader in wireless deployment.

“And if the United States is going to continue to be a world leader in wireless, we need to speed the deployment of 5G, here, on our shores,” the FCC chief said. To see Wheeler’s speech, click here.

SBA HOLDS SUMMIT FOR HISPANIC-AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in cooperation with the White House, hosted the 2016 Hispanic-American Entrepreneurship Summit at the U.S. Institute of Peace on Tuesday, June 28. The event included a keynote addresses and panel discussions with participation from members of President Obama’s Cabinet and many other senior administration officials and private sector leaders.

The summit explored the role of Hispanic-American entrepreneurs in advancing U.S. economic growth and encouraged strategic discussion about the nation’s entrepreneurship environment as an economic imperative for greater inclusivity. According to the SBA, there are more than 3.3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S., a number that is growing at a rate 15 times that of the population overall.

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