Eric is the founder of miLES, a civic startup that opens storefronts to possibilities by activating urban neighborhoods for pop-up entrepreneurship. Started as an online collaboration, Eric has been leading the development of miLES into an innovative practice operating between real estate, design, and social entrepreneurship. Eric has been invited to speak at Harvard Innovation Lab, Municipal Art Society Summit, Awesome Summit, Columbia University Studio X, Be Social Change, and TEDxDumbo. His work has been published in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Good Magazine and PSFK. Eric is an architect-turned-entrepreneur passionate about cities and neighborhoods. miLES lowers the entry barrier for entrepreneurs, creatives and community to use commercial storefronts to prototype ideas, gain exposure, and create experiences. Observing and prototyping are key ethos at miLES.