Meet Greg Van Kirk – Advisory Board Spotlight

Greg Van Kirk, Founder and CEO at ProjectX, Social Entrepreneur Corps, Community Empowerment Solutions, and Columbia Business School’s Venture for All, is among the members of the Insitute’s 2018-2019 Advisory Board.

Now a highly successful and creative entrepreneur, Greg got his start at the Farmer School of Business, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, and Economics.

His many ventures share one mission: to design and implement social innovation responses to long-standing development challenges. In alignment with that mission is his role as the principal designer of the MicroConsignment Model, which establishes profitable income generating opportunities (and the infrastructure and network for a social enterprise) for those living in poverty, especially for women in third-world countries. He has served as a consultant for organizations such as Levi Strauss Foundation, Solutions Journalism Network, USAID, Chemonics, VisionSpring, Soros Foundation, Church World Service, Inter American Development Bank, Water For People and Fundacion Paraguaya in the US, Latin America, and Africa.

Greg contributes time as a Social Entrepreneur in Residence” at Columbia University, NYU, Marquette University, Indiana University, University of San Diego and Arizona State University and has taught social entrepreneurship courses at Columbia University and NYU. He is also an Ashoka Lemelson Fellow and was recognized as Schwab Foundation “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2012 by the World Economic Forum.

The Institute welcomes Greg Van Kirk to the 2018-2019 Advisory Board!