Greg Van Kirk

Greg Van Kirk is co-founder of Community Enterprise Solutions and Social Entrepreneur Corps.  He is an Ashoka Lemelson Fellow, Ashoka Globalizer, Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2012) and a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and the Ashoka Siemens Foundation “Community Impact Development Group”.  The team is focused on expanding the reach and impact of their award winning “MicroConsignment Model” globally.  He has served as an economic development consultant for organizations such as USAID, Chemonics, VisionSpring, Soros Foundation, Church World Service, IDB, Water For People and Fundacion Paraguaya.  Greg also contributes time as “Social Entrepreneur in Residence” for universities and has recently worked with Columbia University, New York University, Indiana University, University of San Diego and Arizona State University.  He has taught courses in social entrepreneurship at Columbia University and NYU Wagner.  Greg began working in rural small business development as a Guatemala Peace Corps volunteer in 2001.  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 and currently lives with his family in New York City.

Ashoka U Exchange

We are pleased to officially announce that the 2017 Exchange will be hosted by Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida, on March 2-4, 2017.

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