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Gensis and Growth | Building Businesses, Helping Others | Girard Newkirk | Genesis Block | Ep #12

Genesis Block was founded in Wilmington by Girard Newkirk and his wife, Tracey, to provide areas for businesses and entrepreneurs to have a space for creativity and work. The company offer memberships for coworkers, community members, corporate teams, and more to gather and cultivate ideas. Genesis Block reaches their mission with the three core components of coworking, education, and technology, and wants to give communities a place to build and collaborate. Genesis Block also offers a “Back on The Block” minority business accelerator to help support minority and female-owned businesses.


Girard Newkirk’s background involves studying political science and economics at East Carolina University, and he is also the founder and CEO of KWHCoin, a digital currency company that utilizes renewable and clean energy. These renewable energy sources include wind, solar, and hydroelectric energy. Girard was also in the Top 100 Business Leaders in Wilmington, awarded by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal: http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/insights/girardnewkirk/237

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