A few months back, we interviewed 4 social entrepreneur rockstars. We asked them questions about how they got to be where they are, what makes them tick, and what their pitch is.
We’re excited to share with you all their fun and insightful answers…. but first, meet the crew!
Amanda Britt is Founder and CEO of Panzanzee, Chicago’s social impact incubator, coworking space and entrepreneur community. She is passionate about community being our century’s greatest economic advantage. A graduate of Davidson College, a music improviser at Second City, and an incurable learner, Amanda believes that the journey of the entrepreneur represents the fullness of life that we humans are made to live.
Cameron Croft’s goal is to create a new education system for the world. He was a social entrepreneur before the term was popular, and has helped start a half dozen companies and non-profits. Mr. Croft studied systems engineering at the University of Illinois and has a unique combination of analytic, marketing, and communication skills. His clients and non-profits include Youtopia, Shiftgig, SoFi, Lookingglass Theatre and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Elliot Greenberger is General Manager of Divvy, leading Chicago’s bike share system to be the most convenient, fast, fun, and affordable way to get around the city. Having served as Marketing Director on the launch team in 2013, he now oversees an organization of 100+ people who make Divvy roll, grow, and improve 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Gregory Jaros is founder & CEO of Spare to Share, a sharing and community network for residents of apartment buildings and condominiums, based in Chicago, IL. Mr. Jaros is also advisor at OpenMarkets Health in Chicago. Prior to this Mr. Jaros was a co-founder of Diamond Management Consultants (IPO 1997), and most recently was Chief Information Officer of PayNet. Mr. Jaros received his MBA from University of Chicago Booth, and his Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University.