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Rural Rise Spotlight: Emerging Opportunities in Rural Communities

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David Hirsch

Community Development, CO.STARTERS
David Hirsch works in community development at CO.STARTERS. The son of a serial entrepreneur, he has stumbled his way into supporting entrepreneurs through interconnected networks. A firm believer that strong relationships provide the best support, he founded HAVEN to create sustainable... Read More →

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Tiffany Henry

Program Officer, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
Tiffany Henry is a Program Officer at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton, Arkansas where she coordinates Uncommon Communities, a community and leadership development program that empowers citizens to make their own positive change through entrepreneurial ecosystem building... Read More →
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Tina Metzer

Vice President, National Center for Resource Development
Tina Metzer, Vice President, National Center For Resource Development (NCRD).  NCRD was founded on the principle of collaboration and community. Tina is a native West Virginian and has worked in the nonprofit community as a career and volunteer for most of her life as well as being... Read More →
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Jennifer Simon

Executive Director for Regional Innovation, Ohio University
Jennifer Simon became the Executive Director of Regional Innovation at Ohio University (OHIO) in 2016 to build the LIGHTS Regional Innovation Network. Ms. Simon manages a network of ten place-based makerspaces and incubators in a three-state region. Previously, she directed OHIO’s... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Violet Crown: Theater 3 200 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA