For this program, Compass Producer Laura Kay Prosser traveled to St. Peter to learn about how professors and students at Gustavus Adolphus are combining entrepreneurship with social change through the development and marketing of “Doc E's Life Changing Salsa.” Doc E’s salsa can now be found in Lunds & Byerlys, on Amazon.com and at St. Peter Food Co-op after a product launch that was crowd source funded by Gustavus Alumni. Profits from the sale of the salsa go towards the non profit Water To Thrive which helps with well building programs in water scarce regions of the world.
In the in-studio discussion Jackie Turner Lovsness talks about her work through the Center of Rural Entrepreneurship (CORE) which provides resources for regional entrepreneurs seeking to turn their dreams into realities. CEO Program Organizer Gary Geiger discusses his efforts to work with high school age teenagers to create and grow businesses in a way that connects students with local businesses.
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