Greg Siegman

Greg SiegmanGreg is the Founder of TakeLeaps.com – a site which encourages people to explore their ideas, pursue their dreams & learn new things. He has spoken at — or served as Scholar-in-Residence for — schools, companies & conferences in different nations. On the civic side, he founded The Brunch Bunch mentoring program. A year later, he expanded on those efforts & founded The 11-10-02 Foundation (ShakingUpAmerica.org), which funds grants & scholarships for college students with financial need. Started with Cheerios boxes as filing cabinets & a rocking chair as a desk, the nonprofit organization is now in its 15th year & has been honored as one of America’s Daily Points of Light. The story of Greg’s efforts to combine an entrepreneurial mind & a social conscience serves as the basis for The Silhouette Man by Jillip Paxson. The student edition (The First Thirty) was NSDLC 2007 Multicultural Relations Book of the Year. Greg’s story also has been featured by media like Good Morning America, The Washington Post, & National Public Radio. He was honored at Princeton University as one of America’s top social entrepreneurs under 40. In 2007, Entrepreneurship Week USA recognized him as one of its “Trailblazers in Business”. In 2013, he was selected to be one of the Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars.