Author: Eric Lavin

Founding manager of Aspen Ventures at the Aspen Institute

Eric Lavin is the founding manager of Aspen Ventures at the Aspen Institute, which connects social entrepreneurs to Aspen Institute resources. Programs under Eric's management include: the Braddock Scholars Program and the DC Urban Innovation Lab. Eric joins the Institute after serving as the CEO of Whetstone Education, an education technology company he co-founded in New Orleans in 2013.

Gathering Gold Against the Gloom of Unrest in Baltimore

by Eric Lavin and Aidan Flax-Clark
— Amid glimmers of hope in a city recently scarred by violence after the death in police custody of Freddie Gray, an Aspen-led initiative to strengthen existing and lift up new arts-centric community assets takes shape. Read more