World Tapestry

World Tapestry is the name of Greenwood’s umbrella program, where we expose students to a tapestry of innovative products, people, culture, and ideas. We invite entrepreneurs, divergent thinkers and caring individuals to share their thoughts anyway they can: a live conference, a video, or best of all, in person.

Through these mentors students learn to embrace different cultures, and the “entrepreneurial mindset” where mistakes are rebranded as learning experiences encountered along the path to success. Inspiring ideas ranging from luggage you can ride, to a 3D printed car, to visiting a geothermal powered spa in Iceland, all beg to be shared and investigated by our curious young students.

Winston Fisher

Winston Fisher, entrepreneur, philanthropist & extreme athlete, standing in Antarctica where he ran one of 7 marathons in 7 continents in 7 days. Advice for Greenwood boys, "Don't give up."

Pearce Bowls

In a video conference, Andrew Pearce, former Greenwood student and Founder of Pearce Bowls, talked about the importance of having a strong work ethic, sticktuitivenss, a trusted team and being innovative. Students also visited Andrew at work where they toured his entire operation.

Blackriver

Martin Ehrenberger, CEO of Blackriver Fingerboard Ramps in Berlin, Skyped with students after seeing his company product in Greenwood's home grown fingerboarding video.


Ken Burns

    • Filmmaker Ken Burns, encouraging Greenwood students preparing for the annual reciting of The Gettysburg Address.

      Filmmaker Ken Burns, encouraging Greenwood students preparing for the annual reciting of The Gettysburg Address.

So iLL

David and Daniel Chancellor, brothers, entrepreneurs & founders of So iLL rock climbing facility and gear, helped Greenwood build a climbing wall in the gym when they were just starting out. The Chancellor brothers returned to campus via a live video conference, inspiring students to become experts in something they love to do. Build relationships, work hard, be ethical and don't give up.

Lovehandle

Lovehandle smartphone grips are making their way around campus. Thank you Mike Watts, serial entrepreneur & Founder of Lovehandle, for sharing your story and goods! 

NVTS

    • Joe Janson, NVTS Founder/CEO, provides hands on demo using thermal imaging technology.

      Joe Janson, NVTS Founder/CEO, provides hands on demo using thermal imaging technology.

Kokon

Veronika Bartosch, Founder & CEO of Kokon, shared her entrepreneurial journey in a live Q&A from New York.






Party City

    • Gerry Rittenberg, CEO of Party City, talks with Greenwood students about his "dyslexic advantage."

      Gerry Rittenberg, CEO of Party City, talks with Greenwood students about his "dyslexic advantage."

Dispatchwork

    • Students explore artist Jan Vormann

      Students explore artist Jan Vormann's interactive world map, locating Lego-repaired walls, known as Dispatchwork.

Apis Cor

    • Greenwood students are fascinated by Apis Cor

      Greenwood students are fascinated by Apis Cor's first 3D printed mobile house, printed in 24 hours.

Modobag

Modobag gives The Greenwood School students a demonstation of their new rideable luggage. 

IYRS

Live on-screen walking tour of works in progress at IYRS Technology & Trade Schools in Newport, RI. Read more...