Scott is an entrepreneur, venture development executive, advisor, and speaker in the field of high technology. He has 30 years of experience in the information technology, new media, Internet, nanotechnology and cleantech fields. He currently provides venture development services to early-stage companies and established corporations in the infotech, nanotech and cleantech spaces.
Scott is a Founder and the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Network Society Ventures, a seed stage global venture investment firm.
Scott was President of Foresight Nanotech Institute, the leading nanotechnology think tank. Prior to joining Foresight Nanotech Institute, he co-founded AngstroVision, Inc., a nanotechnology tools company focused on creating a breakthrough imaging and metrology instrument, and raised its seed round of capital. Scott was the originator and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Nanotechnology Opportunity Report™, the first comprehensive global report on the near-term commercial opportunities in nanotechnology, published by Cientifica.
Scott provided management services to Technanogy, a nanomaterials company which merged with Nanotechnologies, Inc. (now NovaCentrix. He is an advisor to Siliconic Home, a “smart creature” manufacturer, Accelrys, (now BIOVIA, a division of Dassault Systèmes, the leading nanotechnology software company, Business Image Group, a media asset solutions company, Clean Edge, a clean technology market research firm, Natural Logic, an environmental performance consulting firm, and The Enterprise Network of Silicon Valley. Scott conceptualized and served as Chairman of the Advisory Board and a member of the organizing team for The Gigabit Challenge www.GigabitChallenge.com, the first business plan competition for applications designed for Google Fiber.
Prior to entering the nanotechnology field, he served as a principal in a venture catalyst firm, providing business development, capital advisory and strategy services to early-stage wireless, Internet, information technology, and new media companies. Scott has raised equity capital, established revenue-generating alliances with leading corporations, completed numerous licensing agreements, and closed substantial sales of product in the computer and interactive media industries. He also co-developed an innovative financing vehicle for interactive media products involving completion bonding.
Scott co-founded and served as CEO of Zelos!, an early publisher of personal learning products on CD-ROM, which was acquired by Charter Communications, NASDAQ: CHTR). Scott served as Apple Computer’s Multimedia Content Evangelist, NASDAQ: AAPL), where he managed Apple’s relationships with the first wave of third party developers of CD-ROM products. He was a Product Manager in the Information Services Group at Lotus Development Corporation, now IBM, NYSE: IBM), where he developed information products used in market research. Scott also served as director of software development for a hand-held computer manufacturer and co-founded a microcomputer software company. Originally trained as a software engineer, he has developed several products, including applications, an operating system and information products.
He is a founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (now Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and the San Francisco Multimedia Development Group. Scott attended Harvard College and co-founded the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs. He served on the board of the founding conference for the International Space University. Scott has been a judge for New Media Magazine INVISION awards, the Global Information Infrastructure Awards and Startup Weekend SW Kansas City 2011. He has spoken at over fifty industry conferences in the information technology, new media and nanotechnology fields, as well as served as Event Chair for the SDForum Nanotechnology Series www.sdforum.org, the National Science and Technology Institute Business Sessions and the Nanotech Tools session of the MIT•Stanford•Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum . He has also been a guest lecturer at Stanford University, University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.