This week, Startup Space founder, David Ponraj, is joined by Joe Kapp, President and cofounder of the National Center for Resource Development (NCRD), a national nonprofit that helps foundations, nonprofits, higher education institutions and others achieve greater impact by developing resources to more effectively execute their missions. The two discuss how entrepreneurship can become more accessible for underserved and underrepresented founders, and they explore the impact of RuralRISE, a network for rural ecosystem builders Kapp cofounded, and National Entrepreneurship Week (NatlESHIPWeek), a non-partisan initiative Kapp co-chairs.

Learn more about Kapp and NCRD at: https://www.resourcedev.org

Register for the RuralRISE Summit at: https://www.ruralrise.org

Get involved in NatlEshipWeek at: https://www.natleshipweek.org

About Breaking Down Barriers
This podcast explores the opportunity to build wealth in local, regional, and national economies through entrepreneurship-led economic development. Episodes feature changemakers with innovative approaches to empowering people to start businesses that create wealth for their families and improve outcomes for their communities. Conversations highlight work being done in communities across the U.S. to break down barriers to entrepreneurial opportunity in underserved and underrepresented communities. In this series, we share authentic stories about the impact that entrepreneurship-led economic development has on the local economy and connect a global network of passionate economic developers. 

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Breaking Down Barriers is a presentation of Economic Impact Catalyst and is hosted by David Ponraj with production and editing by Jacqui Dietrich and Lauren Bernard with voice talent by Antoine Long. Please rate, review, and subscribe to Breaking Down Barriers, available for free wherever you listen to your podcasts!

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