Entrepreneurship on the RISE

Joe Kirgues on Supporting the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

July 19, 2022 RISE Collaborative Season 1 Episode 4
Entrepreneurship on the RISE
Joe Kirgues on Supporting the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
Show Notes

When you create a pipeline for the next generation of entrepreneurs to get the resources and support they need, you are able to make an immense impact on building and growing the community as a whole. This week, episode 4 of Entrepreneurship on the RISE Podcast is about supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs!

In this episode of Entrepreneurship on the RISE Podcast, Jacob and Lauren, joined by their guest Joe Kirgues, are sharing the importance of providing opportunities to people who would not otherwise have them due to race, place, or gender and using this mentoring system to pass the torch of entrepreneurship to empower the next generation of leaders. 

Providing opportunities to race, place, and gender 

  • How entrepreneurs in rural towns are being supported by giving access to basic business concepts and resources.
  • The need for current leaders and entrepreneurs to guide the next generation in the ever-changing economy. 
  • The process of growing an ecosystem from scratch and the important metrics to look out for. 
  • The leadership philosophy that led Gener8tor to be ranked one of the most innovative companies to work for.  
  • How Gener8tor is working with SOVA to bring jobs to the rural economy and fill these jobs with eligible talent. 

We are looking at a lot of changes and challenges in the post-COVID environment so it is more important now than ever to support this new age of entrepreneurs to build and retain the job market in our communities. 

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