Keynote Speaker - Greg Van Kirk

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Greg Van Kirk is a globally-recognized social entrepreneur.  He is a 1991 graduate of Miami and is the 2016 recipient of the Bishop Medal.  Established in 1936, the Bishop Medal is named in honor of Robert Hamilton Bishop, Miami’s first president.  It is given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in service to fellow human beings.  Greg is also an Ashoka Globalizer Fellow and World Economic Forum “Social Entrepreneur of the Year”.

He is a former Peace Corp Volunteer and investment banker. These awards and designations are in large part in recognition for this work empowering local entrepreneurs in the developing world with access to technologies for the first time in their lives. His work building social enterprises spans from Guatemala to Suriname to Guinea to Bosnia to South Africa.