LEXINGTON, Ky. — Nate Morris will address the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs at 10 a.m. Friday, July 24. Morris, a Kentucky native, and public school graduate, is the founder of Morris Industries, a Lexington-based conglomerate that is reimagining the industrial economy.
Morris’s passion to solve the environmental threats posed by global waste was pivotal in his founding of Rubicon, a software company focused on waste and recycling, and the signature asset of Morris Industries. A ninth-generation Kentuckian, Morris was born in Lexington and raised by a single mother with help from his grandmother and grandfather, an Army veteran and former president of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 862.
“I am honored to participate in this program to teach the brightest young Kentuckians the value of entrepreneurship,” said Morris. “My hope is during this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic we can empower young people to harness their innate creativity to tackle society’s biggest challenges.”
Morris’s digital address will cover his experience as a Kentucky entrepreneur and the challenges and opportunities of building a mission-based business.
“I know that Nate’s story will really resonate with our teens,” said GSE executive director Tasha Sams. “Not only has he financially supported GSE, but he is also making an effort to be a mentor and role model for our teens.”