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Greg Van Kirk

  • Founder, Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1969 (Age: 52 years old)
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
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Biography

Greg Van Kirk is an Ashoka Lemelson Fellow and the-co founder of The New Development Solutions Group. This includes Community Enterprise Solutions, Social Entrepreneur Corps and NDS Consulting. These are all ventures whose mission is to design and implement innovative responses to long-standing development challenges.

Greg also works part time as "Social Entrepreneur in Residence" at NYU. He and his team are now focused on expanding the reach of their innovative "MicroConsignment Model" globally.

Greg began working in rural small business development as a Peace Corps volunteer in 2001. He has served as an economic development consultant for organizations such as USAID, Chemonics, Columbia University, Vision Spring, Soros Foundation, Church World Service, OneRoof, Fundacion Solar, Fundacion Paraguaya, IDB and Water4People. He has completed successful consulting engagements in Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Senegal, The Gambia, South Africa, Paraguay, Ecuador and Nicaragua.

Greg worked in investment banking for five years before arriving in Guatemala. Two deals he led at UBS during this time won "Deal of the Year" honors from "Structured Finance International" magazine.

Greg is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio).

I think all of these experiences were all indispensable. I always kind of looked at my 20s, because this all took place in my 20s, although the Peace Corps after I turned 30, as sort of the R&D period of my life where you go and you try different things and you figure out what you like, what you ar...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Shares Definition of Social Entrepreneurship
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 1 min. 7 sec.
Video 2 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Defines Entrepreneurs As Problem Solvers
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 1 min. 18 sec.
Video 3 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Provides Explanation of How Social Entrepreneurship Is Different
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 4 min. 31 sec.
Video 4 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Discusses Metrics For Measuring Impact Of Social Good
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 3 min. 9 sec.
Video 5 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Discusses Concept of Bottom or Base Of Pyramid
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 2 min. 32 sec.
Video 6 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Discusses Importance of Having a Scalable Model
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 3 min. 36 sec.
Video 7 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Discusses Three Triggers for Empathy
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 3 min. 2 sec.
Video 8 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Explains Importance of Persistence
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 2 min. 28 sec.
Video 9 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Explains Foundation of Social Entrepreneur Corps Model
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 8 min. 23 sec.
Video 10 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Provides Definition of Micro Consignment
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 7 min. 51 sec.
Video 11 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Discusses Impact of Being Able To Offer A Basket Of Goods Versus A Single Good
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 4 min. 9 sec.
Video 12 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Shares Thoughts on Perceived Needs Versus Real Needs
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 2 min. 59 sec.
Video 13 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Discusses Importance of Not Reinventing The Wheel
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 2 min. 39 sec.
Video 14 of 19 Greg Van Kirk States Importance of Demonstrating Empathy and Not Sympathy In Social Entrepreneurship
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 2 min. 23 sec.
Video 15 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Discusses Type of People Who Work At Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 6 min. 14 sec.
Video 16 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Discusses How To Build A Functioning Team
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 2 min. 56 sec.
Video 17 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Discusses Challenges Of Managing Cash Flow In A Not For Profit
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 3 min. 25 sec.
Video 18 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Discusses Role Of Technology In A Social Entrepreneurship Enterprise
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 3 min. 27 sec.
Video 19 of 19 Greg Van Kirk Discusses Problem Solving and The Lemonade Principle
  • Greg Van Kirk - Interview - Social Entrepreneur Corps
  • 10/17/2011
  • Greg Van Kirk
  • 2 min. 22 sec.

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