RURAL ENTREPRENEURS FACE UNIQUE CHALLENGES
A roundtable discussion to discover/reveal innovative on-the-ground approaches/solutions to solving these daunting challenges.
Moderated by Skip Wyer, CIO of RuralWorks Partners LLC, we’ll hear from entrepreneur Jeff Weaber, founder of AquaViTea, about the challenges he faced as he grew his business in rural Vermont. Matt Dunne, founder of CORI, will share their research as well as their learnings about what it takes to succeed in rural areas. And lastly, as a national cooperative bank and one of the largest private providers of credit to the rural economy, CoBank’s Dave Dornbirer will share his perspective on the lack of equity capital in rural areas and available solutions.