Posts by Aidan Calvelli

Report: Higher ed’s key role in rural innovation ecosystems

Rural institutions of Higher Ed

Innovation and tech economies are the key to rural America’s future—and rural higher education institutions (IHEs) can play a huge role in building the ecosystems that support that work. While many rural communities have been left out of the country’s digital revolution, higher ed institutions bring the resources and expertise that can power small towns’ transition into tech-based opportunity.

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The Rural Edge: How One Rural Startup Is Making Moonshots Possible

At CORI, we are interested in broadening the conversation about rural America and sharing stories from local change agents and entrepreneurs who are driving innovation in the small towns and communities they call home. Our Rural Edge series features conversations with the people who are changing the narrative about what’s possible in rural America.

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The Rural Edge: AI on the banks of the Mississippi River

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At CORI, we are interested in broadening the conversation about rural America and sharing stories from local change agents and entrepreneurs who are moving the needle and driving innovation in the small towns and communities they call home. Our Rural Edge series features conversations from the people who are changing the narrative about what it means to be from rural America.

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Why Data Visualization Matters For Rural America

CORI knows that accessible data can make a huge difference to rural communities nationwide. Local leaders need to understand what’s going on in their community—especially if they’re not in a major city getting lots of attention. And the country needs a clear way to see both the pain and promise present in rural America.

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Rural Innovation in Quarantine: The Power of Virtual Events

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Rural places are normally places of deep social connection, with strong communities and a powerful sense of caring for our neighbors. The COVID-related quarantine, by forcing people to stay home apart from friends and community members, has tugged at those bonds. But many rural leaders, determined to keep their communities connected and get through this crisis together, have discovered the power of virtual events.

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CORI Innovation Fund makes Opportunity Zone investment in Voi, Inc.

Press Release Contact: Aidan Calvelli, 802-436-4100, aidan.calvelli@ruralinnovation.us For Immediate Release February 27, 2020 CORI Innovation Fund makes Opportunity Zone investment in Voi, Inc. Voi has also received an SBIR Phase II contract from the U.S. Air Force Springfield, VT — The CORI Innovation Fund (CIF) today announced an investment in Voi, Inc, a leader in…

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