It's time to level up

your toolkit.


We deliver proven tools that help communities support entrepreneurs.


Whether you're looking for ready-made solutions, inspiring connections with other community innovators, or help planning your next moves, the Rural Ideas Network is here to help.

Working together, we can amplify your efforts to support innovation and entrepreneurship in your community.

Entrepreneur LABS

A plug & play solution for communities that want to deliver high quality entrepreneur support programs - affordably and with no added administrative burden.


Connect with peers working to leverage innovation & entrepreneurship  in communities across the country. Get inspired, share best practices, and identify new resources.

Innovation Lab Accelerator

Comprehensive program to help communities replicate our proven Innovation Lab model, which combines coworking space, entrepreneur programs, and business innovation services.

Community Innovation

Want to infuse innovation into your next strategic or comprehensive planning process? We deliver a tested, solution-focused innovation process that engages & empowers diverse stakeholders.

DYERSVILLE, IA | pop. 4,058

“I am freaking out excited about our Lab!” 


—  Jacque Rahe  Executive Director

Dyersville Economic Development Corp.


Looking for a way to deliver high-quality entrepreneurial programs in your community, without a huge cost or administrative burden? Look no further - our Entrepreneur Lab is the perfect solution.

The Rural Ideas Network provides tools and connections that help innovators and entrepreneurs spark growth in rural America. Together we create positive economic outcomes for small towns and communities. 



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The Rural Ideas Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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Fulfillment & Refund Policies

All of our services are delivered virtually. Once payment is completed you'll receive an email with instructions to access your purchased services. All sales are final. For services with automatic recurring payments, you can cancel anytime.