Peter Thompson
Founder, The Good Ground Project

Biography

Peter Thompson is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for education, especially teaching entrepreneurship. This passion led him to create The Good Ground Project, an educational nonprofit established to inspire K-12 students’ interest in entrepreneurship. For this endeavor, he enlisted the participation of over 40 entrepreneurs, CEOs and other C-suite executives from the United States and Canada to be partners, sharing their knowledge and perspective on entrepreneurship.

In addition, Peter has founded a software company, a literary agency and a branding and copywriting business that he currently runs. Prior to his work as an entrepreneur, Peter worked on Wall Street and in media/entertainment at both a movie studio and a national TV network. He was also an appointee of the Chancellor of Education to the New York City Career and Technical Education Advisory Council, where he created and chaired the Professional Development Committee.

Peter holds a BBA in finance and risk management/insurance from Temple University and an MPA from Harvard University.