The inaugural Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge — run jointly by the American Farm Bureau Federation, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s Startup Hoyas — is accepting applications through Sept. 15.
Semi-finalists will be announced at the National Summit on Rural Entrepreneurship at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The summit is sponsored jointly by AFBF, GSEI and the White House Rural Council.
Eligibility to enter the competition has been extended to not only include rural counties listed by the USDA’s Economic Research Service, but also rural communities that lie within metropolitan counties, based on the population density found in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Census of Urban Areas.
To learn more about the challenge and submit an online application, go here.