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Friday, April 12 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Rural Rise Spotlight: Flash Talks

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Enoch Elwell

I'm here to help connect local and regional leaders from around the country who want to build more collaborative support systems for each other... I've got a particular love for finding sustainable business models for the communities we serve. Let me know how I can be helpful!

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Matt Dunne

Founder & Executive Director, Center on Rural Innovation
Matt Dunne is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center on Rural Innovation, a non-profit "action-tank" dedicated to fostering digital economies in rural America through research, thought leadership, and on-the-ground programming. Previously, Matt served 11 years in the Vermont... Read More →
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Imagene Harris

Director of Strategic Partnerships & Impact Investment, NetWork Kansas
Imagene is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Impact Investment at NetWork Kansas. She oversees the organization's statewide funding programs, including three loan funds and a venture fund. Imagene joined joined NetWork Kansas in December 2013 after working in compliance for... Read More →
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Joseph Kapp

President, National Center for Resource Development
Mr. Kapp is a serial entrepreneur, having started and sold his first business in college. He has subsequently started several for-profit and not-for-profit ventures. For the last 6 years, Kapp has been working in Appalachia to help drive entrepreneurial activities from Ohio to Kentucky... Read More →
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Brian Watson

Co-Founder, Proximity
Brian Watson is an entrepreneur, connector, and community developer. Brian has been starting and running businesses since he was 17 and believes that entrepreneurship is the greatest tool we have to positively impact our communities. His startup, Proximity, strives to help connect... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Violet Crown: Theater 2