Entrepreneurship on the RISE

Bret Carpenter on Bridging the Resource Gaps in Rural Communities

August 02, 2022 RISE Collaborative Season 1 Episode 6
Entrepreneurship on the RISE
Bret Carpenter on Bridging the Resource Gaps in Rural Communities
Show Notes

Rural communities are so often left behind, but if we work to bridge the resource gap and empower these communities to work together for the common good, we can change the region as a whole. This week, episode 6 of Entrepreneurship on the RISE Podcast is about bridging the resource gap in rural communities!

CO.STARTERS Generator is a modular self-paced program that helps middle school, high school, and college students explore their passions through generating, testing, and launching ideas for businesses and social ventures. With the ability to participate individually or with a classroom or community group, CO.STARTERS Generator is a great way to inspire youth with the vision, enthusiasm, and tenacity needed to move from idea to action. 

In this episode of Entrepreneurship on the RISE Podcast, Jacob and Lauren, joined by their guest Bret Carpenter are sharing the importance of providing the resources needed to help smaller communities survive and prosper in the digital world and creating a pipeline for entrepreneurship by bringing the right resources into our schools. Some of the talking points we go over in this episode include:

  • The commonalities between small home businesses and larger, more established companies (hint: they have more in common than you might think.)
  • How Mighty Networks brings smaller communities to share resources and grow together. 
  • The importance of having an online presence for rural businesses and how the pandemic has encouraged this pivot more now than ever. 
  • Co. Starters and Idea Buddy are two valuable resources to promote growth in these communities by forging a path forward. 
  • Helpful resources for expanding technological literacy for both students and businesses. 
  • How Mentor Match helps students build entrepreneurial skills and teaches them there is more than one path than going into corporate America. 

By working together, rural communities can band together and create cyclical resources that feedback into the region. 

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Learn more about RISE Collaborative at https://sovarise.com/ 


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