"Characteristics of Rural Communities with a Sole, Independently Owned Pharmacy." RUPRI
Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, Iowa City, IA.
Department of Agriculture, RUPRI
or Purdue University.
This collaborative project made funds available to RUPRI
to provide the analysis and facilitative leadership at regional roundtable meetings.
After a comprehensive study of nontraditional venture capital funds, the Rural Policy Research Institute ("RUPRI
") has identified seven steps that new fund organizers should consider when creating a nontraditional venture capital fund: (1) recognize the reason for creating the institution; (2) conduct market analysis to estimate deal flow or potential for creating deal flow; (3) articulate goals and objectives for the fund; (4) select an appropriate size and management structure; (5) identify sources of funds to capitalize the institution; (6) select the legal and organizational structure; and (7) manage investment activity.
"Establishing Nontraditional Venture Capital Institutions: Lessons Learned," Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI
Center for Health Policy Analysis, University of Iowa.
Vice President & COO, Rural Policy Research Institute; Director, RUPRI
Rural Futures Lab; and Research Professor, Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri, USA.
Mueller is director of the RUPRI
Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
The survey was conducted under the auspices of the Rural Policy Research Institute's (RUPRI
's) Rural Equity Capital Initiative, funded by the U.S.
Deborah Markley, PhD (email@example.com) is the Managing Director and co-founder of the RUPRI
Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Jocelyn Richgels is the associate director of national policy programs at RUPRI
Duncan concluded that "access to equity capital is both unorganized and very difficult to accomplish in nonmetropolitan areas." A recently released report by a panel of rural financial experts concluded that rural businesses experience more difficulty obtaining equity capital than their urban counterparts (RUPRI