Jared works as a Business Development Manager for Village Capital, specializing in energy and agriculture. Previously Jared was responsible for the development of the US VilCap Communities program, which connects cities to a national network of resources to enable their startup ecosystems to grow and thrive. Jared also served as a coordinator for Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest, a tour of cities around the country that highlights entrepreneurial activity and brings together startup communities. Prior to his current work, Jared served as the Director of Business Partnerships for the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, a nationally recognized front door for entrepreneurship and one of the 9 Google for Entrepreneurs’ Tech Hubs in their North American network. Jared has an MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky. He currently lives in Washington D.C.