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SXSW 2019

Rural Entrepreneurship

In May of 2018, 175 leaders from more than 25 states assembled in rural Appalachia to highlight the unique challenges and opportunities facing rural entrepreneurship and ecosystem development. Over the course of the three days, attendees participated in exercises to learn about how best to increase entrepreneurial activities in rural communities. This session will highlight the insights from the RuralRISE Summit, and address the challenges, opportunities and success stories of rural entrepreneurship.
Panelist will include:
-Joe Kapp - Founder RuralRISE Moderator
-Christopher Harris – Program Manager the Kauffman Foundation
-Nathan Ohle - Executive Director Rural Community Assistance Partnership
-A bipartisan cohort of US Senators (one republican and one democrat)

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  1. Challenges, opportunities and success stories of rural entrepreneurship
  2. How can more people get engaged in creating opportunity for entrepreneurship to thrive in rural communities
  3. How can policy makers, funders and entrepreneurship ecosystem builders collaborate and fill gaps that address barriers to entrepreneurship in rural



Nathan Ohle, Executive Director, RCAP

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Entrepreneurship & Startups
  • Level: Advanced
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