My Story

Greg Tehven has spent much of his life believing he can “Create the Community You Want To Live In.” While in college, he co-founded Students Today Leaders Forever and the Pay It Forward Tour. Since its 2003, it has sent out over 25,000 students to serve over 357,000 hours of service.

When he returned to Fargo in 2011, he spent a year as a fellow for the Kilbourne Group under the leadership of Doug Burgum. He co-founded Emerging Prairie, an organization dedicated to connecting and celebrating the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Midwest.

He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Concordia College on Social Entrepreneurship in Bangalore, India and at the University of Minnesota in their Leadership Minor program. Greg’s current activities include co-organizing 1 Million Cups Fargo, Startup Weekend Fargo and curating TEDxFargo. He has been published on, Fortune, Entrepreneur Magazine,, and various other publications and given keynotes across the country. Greg is originally from West Fargo, ND and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. He completed an Executive Education course on Social Entrepreneurship from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

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