Tools for the New Rural Entrepreneurship

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Vermont has long been a cradle of innovation. In a period of continued global transition, we need new tools to discover and respond to opportunity. Here are three ideas.

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Tools for the New Rural Entrepreneurship

  1. 1. Entrepreneurial Tools for a New Rural Economy PRESENTATION TO PARTNERS FOR RURAL AMERICA June 2, 2014
  2. 2. Background Context Tools
  3. 3. Background
  4. 4. “Between the Tigris of I-91 and the Euphrates of Rt 7”
  5. 5. Context
  6. 6. Community Colleges of Vermont Vermont State Colleges Highest Number of Colleges, Universities Per Capita
  7. 7. Montreal Games & Visual Effects New York Film & New Media Massachusetts Biotech & Energy New York Nanotech & Optics Surrounded by strong innovation markets
  8. 8. Albany ~ 1M Montreal ~ 2.5M Boston ~ 4.5M New York City ~19M Market of 80M within a One Day Drive
  9. 9. Economic Growth Incentive Procurement Technical Assistance
  10. 10. Growth support Startup finance and support Idea generation and concept development The ecosystem is the conversation...
  11. 11. Tools
  12. 12. Coworking Competitions Crowdfunding
  13. 13. Coworking is an answer to the question, How can we help entrepreneurs and creatives connect, grow their ventures, and foster startup communities? Creative density
  14. 14. Foster collaboration Break isolation Lower entry costs Benefits are
  15. 15. 3-5 coming online in the next 6-12 months
  16. 16. Crowdfunding facilitates the flow of risk- tolerant financing toward startup ideas and creative projects. Idea marketplaces
  17. 17. Benefits are Lower transaction costs Build markets Lower individual risk Benefits are
  18. 18. Award innovations for past achievement, stimulate new thinking, or stimulate and test new solutions to problems, generating new products and companies. Competitive stimulation
  19. 19. Expose new actors Strengthen networks Benefits are Reward achievement Activate partners
  20. 20. Thank You! Lars Hasselblad Torres 802-917-1788 lars.torres@state.vt.us @VermontOCE

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