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Fostering Rural Entrepreneurial Ecosystems By GROWL Connex

On Demand
Until Jun 30
Facilitated by Central Mountain SBDC
Topic: Start-up Assistance

A GREAT interview with Delaney Keating, Director of Startup CO to discuss the challenges that entrepreneurs face in a rural setting and how Startup Colorado fosters an entrepreneurial ecosystem that encourages success. Startup Colorado recognized a lack of entrepreneurial support in rural communities and created a platform to help drive connection, bring awareness to resources, and expand networks. This episode dives into the importance of expanding your reach as a business owner in order to grow your opportunities and build your community. Worth watching and joining in on the SUCO platform entrepreneur discussions. This interview is created by GROWL Connex

Speaker(s): What's at stake in the goal to catalyze entrepreneurship throughout rural Colorado and the greater U.S.? For Delaney, it's the value of human agency as it applies to innovation and business in the creation of personal and community wealth. Delaney is a seasoned creative, entrepreneur, and change agent. She successfully owned, operated, and exited her first company and has since been dedicated to fostering ingrained cultural values for art and innovation. As Executive Director of Startup Colorado, her mission is to drive greater coordination within the entrepreneurial ecosystem on behalf of rural entrepreneurs and the communities they call home. She is an unwavering believer in the potential of ideas, the people behind them, and the places they create. ● Co-founded the Catapult Outdoor Accelerator with AIM Media and the Outdoor Industry Association ● Developed the ICELab @Western, a multi-agency business and innovation center, from a state of duress and established its cultural significance as a critical community asset within 18 months ● Founded RoShamBo, a successful boutique marketing agency, over 7 years in remote Gunnison, Colorado, serving clients coast to coast with growth from 5-300 clients ● Exited RoShamBo with the development of an early intern who went on to become an effective employee and eventually bought the company and has since is expanded its operations ● Served Governor Hickenlooper on the Brand Colorado team to rebrand the State of Colorado ● Noted by clients and colleagues, for changing the way people and organizations talk about themselves Professional Skillset Includes: ● Cultural Development ● Resource Mobilization ● Creative Solutions and Outcomes ● Community Leadership Engagement ● Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Strategies ● Facilitation for Group Problem-Solving ● Implications Wheel® Facilitator

Co-Sponsor(s): Growl Connex, Startup Colorado

Fee: No Cost

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