2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual
Scott Mize

Scott Mize

Scott Mize is an entrepreneur, advisor, and speaker in the field of high technology. He has 20 years of experience in the information technology, new media and Internet industries, and has worked in the nanotechnology field for over six years. He currently provides business and venture development services to early-stage technology companies and established corporations.

Scott was recently President of Foresight Nanotech Institute, a leading nanotechnology think tank. Prior to joining Foresight Nanotech Institute, he co-founded AngstroVision, Inc., a research-stage 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 also served as an advisor to Accelrys, 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 Enlightenment.com, a personal development Web site.

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 development.

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. Scott served as Apple Computer’s Multimedia Content Evangelist, 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 a subsidiary of 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 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 Magazines INVISION awards and the Global Information Infrastructure Awards. He has spoken at over thirty industry conferences in the information technology, new media and nanotechnology fields, as well as served as Event Chair for the Nanotech Tools session at the MIT•Stanford•Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum and the SDForum Nanotechnology Series. He has also been a guest lecturer at Stanford University, University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.

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