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2013 SVP Fast Pitch Judge: Gifford Pinchot

Posted by Bryce Merrill

Gifford-Pinchot-III-Blue-1_original sizeGifford Pinchot is President and co-founder of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, which offers an MBA that integrates sustainability and social responsibility with innovation and profit. Established in 2002, BGI weaves sustainability throughout its entire curriculum, so that standard business subjects include ethics, cutting edge sustainability practices, and students’ spiritual perspectives.

Gifford is also a speaker and consultant specializing in new venture creation and innovation management within large organizations. In 1985 he wrote “Intrapreneuring, Why you don’t need to leave the organization to become an entrepreneur.” He has helped launch over 700 business units within corporations, several of which are doing over a billion dollars in sales.

In Gifford’s Words: Why did you decide to serve as a judge for SVP Fast Pitch?

“I agreed to serve as a SIPF judge because the finalists are generally terrific and the other judges are fun to work with. I learn new ways of evaluating ventures”

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