EntreChris GergenChris Gergen (Patrick Reilly)

"Social Entrepreneurialism"

Christopher is CEO of Forward Impact that unleashes the impact potential of next generation entrepreneurial leaders. This work includes launching community-based strategies to develop and scale high-impact entrepreneurs including Bull City Forward in Durham, NC, Queen City Forward in Charlotte, NC, Moore Forward in Moore County, NC, HQ Raleigh, and Think House – an entrepreneurial living community in Raleigh. Forward Impact also helps schools, universities, and communities develop transformational entrepreneurial leadership experiences with partners such as the Center for Creative Leadership, where Christopher is Innovator in Residence. Forward Impact also consults with state and national clients including helping launch and scale the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation’s Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Carolina CAN, and the NC Charter School Accelerator. This work complements Christopher’s role as a social entrepreneurship fellow with Duke University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship initiative.