Activated Voices: Young, Rural, Internet, Entrepreneur
Growing up in a rural area, Darin Steffl had first hand experience with the lag in advanced telecommunications infrastructure, especially high speed internet service. This hurdle planted a seed in high school that has bloomed into an entrepreneurial venture as a student at St. Olaf College. A Finstad grant, through the Piper Center for Vocational and Career Studies, helped him launch Minnesota Wifi, a wireless ISP focused on rural service.
In this episode of Activated Voices, we talk to Darin about recognizing a need in his hometown and generating a business in hopes of boosting rural e-commerce.