A Vermont startup solving problems sustainably, with technology

January 14, 2021

We recently chatted with Connor Dahlberg, the CEO and Founder of Arsana Health, a health IT startup. Arsana Health’s technology is designed specifically for the Post Acute Health Care environment (nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, etc).

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Bridges

Inclusive Ecosystems from the Start

January 6, 2021

Changing the culture and outcomes of tech and entrepreneurship at the scale needed for social justice will require a comprehensive effort that spans governments, businesses, philanthropists, investors, nonprofits, and community leaders.


The Rural Edge: Durango, Colorado

December 28, 2020

SCAPE is place-based, focused both on incubating growth startups and helping the local economy—and to date, it’s succeeded on both fronts. In just seven years, SCAPE has helped rural companies raise over $24 million and create 152 jobs at above average wages.

The Cubby

The Rural Edge—The Cubby, Waterville, Maine

December 7, 2020

In addition to the direct support these organizations provided, Josh says that through these experiences, he “got to see the powerful ecosystem growing here in Maine first-hand”—and it’s that same ecosystem he credits as a major advantage for starting The Cubby in a small town like Waterville.

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The Rural Edge: Wilson, North Carolina

November 30, 2020

At CORI, we have a saying: once you’ve seen one rural community, you’ve seen one rural community. America’s small towns are diverse and dynamic, and through our work with our Rural Innovation Network, we have the privilege of working in depth with 18 communities building digital economy ecosystems. To highlight these incredible places, Siegel Family…


The Rural Edge: Cape Girardeau, Missouri

October 29, 2020

Innovation and tech entrepreneurship can happen anywhere—and Cape Girardeau is proof that rural places are part of that equation.


The Rural Edge: A Mental Health Startup In The Time Of COVID

October 21, 2020

Hudenko and Voi chose to focus on suicide, a life-or-death issue in behavioral health without many tech-based solutions to address it. Using Hudenko’s expertise and collaborating with researchers at the University of Vermont, Voi built powerful technology around two product lines: Voi Reach and Voi Detect.


Rural America Is Not A Monolith

October 15, 2020

But changing the narrative for its own sake isn’t good enough; the major goal must be to inspire action that addresses the structural inequities rural communities of color face. There must also be resources and policies directed towards their specific challenges.


The Rural Edge: Small Town, Wide Network

September 9, 2020

Often, as rural people, we underestimate our talent, or have imposter syndrome. We think there’s not a space for a rural entrepreneur or a small business, or no opportunity to scale. But when we’re persistent, when we actively build a community of people who can help strengthen and grow and fine tune a brand, we can succeed, it may take time, but I do believe it is possible.

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Are we witnessing a Great Tech Migration?

September 1, 2020

Since even before the Great Recession, innovation jobs have concentrated ever more heavily in just a handful of superstar cities. Many people have long assumed that if they wanted to work in tech, they would have to live in a dense urban area where HQ was located.