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Global Ventures welcomes Ryan Lilly 


Dear Global Ventures partners,

I am pleased to introduce you to Ryan Lilly, our new Global Ventures Program Manager. Ryan comes to us from the Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership, where he oversaw an incubator and entrepreneurship initiative.

Ryan has helped 1,500+ entrepreneurs one-on-one and another 5,000+ in workshops in three U.S. states over the last twelve years. He has worked with both traditional small businesses and technology startups while in university-run incubators, city government, chambers of commerce, and various economic development organizations. 

Ryan earned a B.S. in management from Virginia Tech with a concentration in entrepreneurship and holds a certificate in serial innovation from the University of Illinois as well as a certificate in Business Incubator Management from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA).

He has trained with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Rural Policy Research Institute’s Center for Entrepreneurship (RUPRI), and The Kauffman Foundation. Ryan is a 1 Million Cups Chapter founder and a certified Kauffman FastTrac facilitator.

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Please join me in welcoming Ryan, who you can reach at and at (561) 416-6092 Ext. 1401 and (352) 789-4695. Ryan will be working remotely for his first month while he relocates with his family, and will be available to you by phone and Zoom. He will be reaching out to each of you to get to know you, and begin assisting you with your growth and innovation plans.

It’s going to be a great 2022!


Andrew Duffell, MBA


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