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Pathways to Rural Prosperity

Welcome to Pathways to Rural Prosperity

The Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast provides strategies to empower rural community success and vitality. Hosted by e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems' Don Macke, episodes will feature interviews with cutting edge rural development thought leaders and community practitioners; remarkable entrepreneurs including business, nonprofit, and government professionals; and the learnings of e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. Connect with Don, learn more about e2, and subscribe!

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In this edition of Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast Don Macke with e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems hosts Matt Dunne, the founder and Executive Director of the Center on Rural Innovation. Matt is a leading rural development thought leader, innovator and practitioner working across the United States. This podcast edition focuses on Matt’s personal journey into this work, and an exploration of the Center’s work and resources. The Center’s mission is our best promo for this podcast… “Advancing economic prosperity in rural America through the creation of inclusive tech economy ecosystems that support scalable entrepreneurship and tech job creation.”

Welcome to another inspiring episode of Espresso with Entrepreneurs! Today we get a glimpse into the life of Entrepreneur and avid Outdoorsman Matt Moreau of Clever Rabbit Throwing Club and Clever Rabbit Forge. Matt ceremoniously burned his day-job certification on FaceBook as he took the leap into Entrepreneurship full time…and has continued to grow his business while doing what he loves. A native Kansan, Matt artfully combines his love of the outdoors with timeless craftsmanship, education and tourism in his North Carolina home.
We hope you enjoy the episode and, as always, stay inspired and keep brewing success!

In this edition of Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast, Don Macke with e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems hosts Julianna Dodson with both the Hanna Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship and lead with Radically Rural. Don and Julianna have a conversation about the importance of the Hanna Grimes Center and take a deeper dive into the Radically Rural initiative. The Hanna Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship is a model initiative. Radically Rural is a rising rural entrepreneurship movement. Julianna is a leader in the field of community-center rural entrepreneurship. She is based out of rural Keene, New Hampshire.

Julianna Dodson Bio
Julianna Dodson is originally from South Carolina and moved to New Hampshire in 2017. She resides in the small New Hampshire town of Westmoreland, population 1,696. The beginning of her career was spent teaching English overseas, after which she worked in finance and conducted her small business on the side for 10 years. Julianna joined the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship in Keene, NH in 2021 as the director of their national programming, called Radically Rural. She is now also the Deputy Executive Director for the center, where she oversees human resources, finance, operations, and programming. Outside of work, she is the chair of an economic development committee for a Brownfields remediation project, and volunteers with organizations such as Project Home and Out in the Open. For fun she enjoys dancing, reading to her kids, thrifting, surfing, and nerding out on all things humanities.

Welcome to another inspiring episode of Espresso with Entrepreneurs! In this episode, we get a glimpse into the life of Entrepreneur and avid Outdoorsman Matt Moreau of Clever Rabbit Throwing Club and Clever Rabbit Forge. Matt ceremoniously burned his day-job certification on FaceBook as he took the leap into Entrepreneurship full time and has continued to grow his business while doing what he loves. A native Kansan, Matt artfully combines his love of the outdoors with timeless craftsmanship, education and tourism in his North Carolina home.

We hope you enjoy the episode and, as always, stay inspired and keep brewing success!


In this edition of Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast, Don Macke with e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems hosts Julianna Dodson with both the Hanna Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship and lead with Radically Rural. Don and Julianna have a conversation about the importance of the Hanna Grimes Center and take a deeper dive into the Radically Rural initiative. The Hanna Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship is a model initiative.  Radically Rural is a rising rural entrepreneurship movement.  Julianna is a leader in the field of community-center rural entrepreneurship.  She is based out of rural Keene, New Hampshire.

Welcome to another inspiring episode of Espresso with Entrepreneurs! How often do we get to talk about show cattle taking over a downtown business district? Today, we have the pleasure of hosting Christian Calliham, a distinguished figure from the world of agriculture and entrepreneurship. Christian, known for his founding role in the Aggieville Showdown (and a former YEC participant), joins us to share his journey, insights, and fervor for the intersections of agriculture, Aggieville, and entrepreneurship. We hope you enjoy the episode and, as always, stay inspired and keep brewing success!