Greg Segal

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Gregory Lyons Segal (born June 13, 1984) is an American investor, entrepreneur, and progressive activist.

Greg Segal, 2014

Career[edit]

Segal began his career at Rethink Education,[1] an education technology venture capital firm. In 2013 he co-founded the non-profit ORGANIZE along with Jenna Arnold to address the US organ donation shortage after his father waited five years for a heart transplant.

For his work at ORGANIZE, Segal was named to the Inc Magazine 35 Under 35 List[2] and Oprah's 100 SuperSoul Influencers,[3][4] and was awarded a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award[5] and a 2016 Classy Award.[6] He was a keynote presenter at the 2015 Stanford MedX Conference, where ORGANIZE was honored with the Inaugural Stanford MedX Health Care Design Award.[7] ORGANIZE won the $1 Million 1st Prize in the 2014 Verizon Powerful Answers Award as the top healthcare start-up of the year[8] and was awarded the Innovator in Residence position at the Office of the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Inc Magazine called Segal one of the top 20 Disruptive Innovators of 2016, alongside Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.[9]

Segal has been covered by The New York Times,[10] which called ORGANIZE one of 2016's "Biggest Ideas in Social Change",[11] as well as the Washington Post,[12] Slate[13] and FastCompany,[14] and his work at ORGANIZE was highlighted on HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.[15] Segal graduated from Duke University and was a member of President Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee.[16] He is also a member of the Board of Directors at Bayes Impact[17] and the Board of Advocates at Human Rights First.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.disruptorawards.com/fellows-blog-last-name-s/2017/1/23/greg-segal
  2. ^ https://www.inc.com/carolyn-cutrone/35-under-35-organize-greg-segal-and-jenna-arnold.html
  3. ^ http://www.supersoul.tv/supersoul-100/soul-givers/jenna-arnold-greg-segal
  4. ^ "Meet the SuperSoul100: The World's Biggest Trailblazers in One Room". O Magazine. 1 Aug 2016. Retrieved 5 Jul 2018.
  5. ^ https://tribecafilm.com/stories/tribeca-disruptive-innovation-awards-honorees-2016-disruptor-foundation-announcement
  6. ^ https://www.classy.org/blog/introducing-classy-awards-winners/
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQSBWZ3VBi8
  8. ^ http://www.verizon.com/about/news/vzw/2014/12/introducing-the-verizon-powerful-answers-award-winners-for-2014
  9. ^ https://www.inc.com/bill-carmody/20-most-disruptive-innovators-of-2016.html
  10. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/10/opinion/using-tweets-and-posts-to-speed-up-organ-donation.html
  11. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/06/opinion/a-year-of-big-ideas-in-social-change.html?_r=1
  12. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/06/13/white-house-private-sector-act-to-reduce-organ-transplant-waiting-list/
  13. ^ http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2016/06/organize_s_organ_donation_registry_takes_social_media_posts_into_account.html
  14. ^ https://www.fastcompany.com/3025482/can-this-new-startup-end-the-organ-donor-shortage-forever
  15. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw_nqzVfxFQ
  16. ^ https://www.disruptorawards.com/fellows-blog-last-name-s/2017/1/23/greg-segal
  17. ^ http://www.bayesimpact.org/about/governance
  18. ^ http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/biography/greg-segal