RISE creates programming to proactively and positively impact the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. We currently operate through the high school program, Startup Moxie, the collegiate program Applied Entrepreneurship Program, and the collegiate community, UpStart. We are also strategically partnering with the IT sector to develop certification and internship opportunities for students. Our outcomes come directly from the success of our students.
- Are they creating viable businesses that have an impact on the community?
- Are there internship opportunities for our students at local companies?
- Do they have resources in the community that they can turn to for advice and future job opportunities?
- Are our students getting involved on their own in the community?
All of these will impact the main goals of developing students who are entrepreneurs of their own lives and who create an impact in the workforce retention of the area and to continue to fuel the entrepreneurial eco system in the region.