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Jared Marquette

VilCap Communities
Director of Development
Jared Marquette is the Director of Development for VilCap Communities, a new initiative of early stage investment fund Village Capital, which aims to connect cities to a national network of resources they need to grow and thrive. Jared also serves as a coordinator for Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest, a tour of startup ecosystems around the country that serves to highlight entrepreneurial activity and bring 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, which was recently recognized by Forbes as the 5th most innovative graduate program for entrepreneurs, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky. Jared also attended Forbes Under 30 Summit for the second year in a row this fall, even though he is 31. But don’t tell anyone. He currently lives in Washington D.C..