Greg Meier, Entrepreneur in Residence
Greg is a pioneer in 21st Century Innovation. He has worked with over 300 startup and early-stage companies as a founder, advisor, mentor, and teacher and is a Presidential Champion of Change for his work in entrepreneurship.
Greg co-founded the Global Entrepreneurship Collective (an early member of the Global Accelerator Network), which operated two accelerators: Revolution Labs and Victory Spark; the first seed accelerator in Wisconsin, 94 Labs; Veteran Entrepreneurial Transfer, Inc; Alithias, Inc; Neuro Amp, LLC; Crowds, Inc; he is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Greg formerly served as Executive Vice-President of Physiogenix, Inc., Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lansare Corporation - an on-demand reporting and analytics solution for annuity, life insurance and bank owned life insurance and as the Chairman of the Board of Green Leaf Market. He has also served as Chief Operations Officer for Broadlook Technologies, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of the Erma Ora Byrd Center for Educational Technologies, home of the NASA sponsored Classroom of the Future.
Greg’s work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute of Health, the U.S. Department of Labor, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Administration. Greg's projects have been featured in Forbes Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, the Journal Sentinel, TechCrunch, and the White House Blog. Greg was also quoted in the book, "The Coolest Startups in America," (Bloch, Doreen).
Greg has been invited to the White House on numerous occasions and to the United Kingdom by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; he has been recognized by the U.K. Government in a report on entrepreneurship for his work to help the poor through entrepreneurship. Greg is also featured as the case study for accelerators on launchpadcentral.com.
Greg earned his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.A., with distinction, 1989; J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1993). He is also a graduate of Steve Blank’s inaugural Lean LaunchPad Educators’ Class at U.C. Berkeley and he is a graduate of the Babson College Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators.