Watch now: Nurturing home-grown innovation in West Harlem

Working in and with the Harlem community, Greg Ho (’74 TC) promotes new ventures to create local jobs in life sciences and ed-tech

Greg Ho, West Harlem Innovation Network

Greg spent 16 years as a top manager at McKinsey & Company and is co-founder of Spring Mountain Capital in New York City, a private investment firm that invests in tech and healthcare companies.

Now he has channeled his energy into West Harlem Innovation Network, an initiative to “build companies that bring revolutionary technologies to the Harlem community and, in turn, create hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs for Harlemites.”

In this ’74 lunchtime talk, Greg explains how this effort to give back to the community came about, and how it incorporates different strands of his business and life experience.

Recorded March 8, 2022. Hosted by Alec Haverstick. Runtime 46 minutes. See chapter breaks below.

Chapter breaks in this video:
0:00 Greg’s opening remarks
16:50 – Q&A – Can you replicate this elsewhere?
22:55 – What’s the status of the Harlem companies?
27:50 – How will you measure success?
32:19 – How can we help?
36:27 – Establishing trust in the community
43:41 – Parting thoughts


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