Young Entrepreneur Institute was founded by Greg Malkin in 2005 and launched its initial activities at University School in 2006. A successful serial entrepreneur himself for more than 30 years, Greg believes that future generations’ success rests with experiencing entrepreneurship early in life. He believes that entrepreneurship education and experience can make subjects such as math and writing more relevant to students. He also believes that the intangibles necessary to become a successful entrepreneur – perseverance, hard work, managing adversity, overcoming failure, problem solving – directly mirror characteristics necessary for success in life.

With the generous support of University School, community foundations and organizations, Young Entrepreneur Institute expanded beyond University School in 2008 and now has partnerships with many schools and organizations throughout the region. Most importantly, Young Entrepreneur Institute provides thousands of children with access to entrepreneurial education and experience.