innovation, creativity & ideas
Greg is Founder & CEO of The 11-10-02 Foundation. The invitations he has received to guest lecture at schools have included ones focused on (social) entrepreneurship & innovation, thinking methodologies, finding ideas & the impact of creativity. Examples include: Bright IDEA Learning Series at the Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, an event for Training Initiatives in Biomedical & Biological Sciences program at University of North Carolina & an event for high school students focused on global leadership & innovation. He has served as keynote speaker at events like Art of Engagement Conference, Conference on NonProfit Excellence & Self-Employment in the Arts Conference. At some events, he has been one of multiple presenters. For instance, at a conference on business ethics, Greg was morning speaker & former Apple CEO John Sculley was lunch speaker. At Young Professionals Summit, author Malcolm Gladwell was lunch speaker & Greg was closing speaker. The books based on his story reflect on some of the innovative & creative ways a person can make a difference. The groups that have ordered the books for their own use &/or as part of their outreach efforts include ones like The Social Innovation Initiative at Marquette University, UWM's University Innovation Fellows & Alta Resources Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. For his efforts in the community, Greg was honored at Princeton University as 'one of America's top social entrepreneurs under 40'. Entrepreneurship Week USA recognized him as one of its 'Trailblazers'. In 2013, he was named one of the Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar Fellows. At an event in Canada, he received the Portraits in Humanity Award - given to someone who used the arts to make a difference. He has been featured by media like IEEE Potentials (innovation & engineering), The Washington Post, Art World News & Good Morning America. At times, he has written for the media as well.