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, 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."
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.
Martin Ehrenberger, CEO of Blackriver Fingerboard Ramps in Berlin, Skyped with students after seeing his company product in Greenwood's home grown fingerboarding video.
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 smartphone grips are making their way around campus. Thank you Mike Watts, serial entrepreneur & Founder of Lovehandle, for sharing your story and goods!
Veronika Bartosch, Founder & CEO of Kokon, shared her entrepreneurial journey in a live Q&A from New York.
Modobag gives The Greenwood School students a demonstation of their new rideable luggage.
Live on-screen walking tour of works in progress at IYRS Technology & Trade Schools in Newport, RI. Read more...