Announcing 2021 Accelerator Managing Director, David Scott

OCEAN is thrilled to announce David Scott as Managing Director of the 2021 OCEAN Accelerator.

David is a dynamic, faith-driven entrepreneur who is passionate about founders and the businesses they create. David has been part of multiple startups and has participated in several exits. He has also “failed fast”, pivoted (sometimes too often), and served in the following roles: founder, co-founder, CEO, COO, CLO, angel investor, mentor, coach, board member, and advisor. He brings his founder, funder, Fortune 500, and Global Law Top 50 hats together to support the growth of new ventures, entrepreneurs, startups, and technology companies.

He is currently the Senior Commercialization Manager for TechLink (a DoD + VA Partnership Intermediary), COO/CLO for a St. Louis-based med-tech Startup (Total Orbit), and, now, the Managing Director for the OCEAN Accelerator. For more on his experience and background, connect with him via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidpscott.

David brings his rich experience as a tech founder, a passion for learning, and a commitment to developing people to OCEAN. David has over 25 years of experience working in the capital formation and start-up space. He is a leader who has created something from nothing, made the good better, and helped refine opportunity into success. David has helped companies raise funds across a spectrum of investors – ranging from small friends and family rounds, to supporting a $4B financing to fund the merger of two multinational communications companies. As a self-described “recovering lawyer”, David brings artisan legal skills and a deep business ethics mindset to building culture and growing businesses and founders that will have beliefs and habits that are rooted in the ideals of the Kingdom of God.

In addition to his business pursuits, David is passionate about helping educate children and has spent 20+ years supporting educational opportunities for at-risk youth, including serving as a founder of multiple public schools focused on serving inner city youth, including the St. Louis Charter School (St. Louis, MO) and the Stax Music Academy (Memphis, TN).

David is a father of two amazing young ladies (16 and 21) and has been married to his college sweetheart for over 23 years.

OCEAN is thrilled to have David join the team to continue bringing excellence in the leadership of the seventh class of OCEAN Accelerator.

For more information about OCEAN Accelerator or to apply for our 2021 Accelerator program, click here.

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