Daniel James Scott

Daniel James Scott

Entrepreneur in Florida, He/Him

About

Daniel James Scott is the catalyst helping spark your revolution.

Daniel is always going to market. Sparking innovation. Catalyzing startups. Anchoring turnarounds.

Daniel demands focus. On growth. On relationships. On value creation. On strategy. On speed.

And he delivers ambitious results.

Daniel is a co-founder of several acquired companies. A nonprofit. Numerous community advancement programs. And a renowned university entrepreneurship program.

Daniel has earned two master's degrees. An International Stevie medallion. A national teaching award. And two U.S. Small Business Administration advocacy awards.

Daniel is a contributor to five books. Thanked or featured in another half-dozen. Cited in two more. And the subject of another.

Daniel and his work have been featured in Axios, Business Insider, CNBC, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, TechCrunch, the Washington Post, and many more.

Daniel currently serves as co-founder of a project looking to disrupt learning. On the board for one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies. And on-air technology expert for America’s top audio company.

Work Experience

2022 — Now
San Francisco, CA

"One of the 52 best San Francisco startups innovating the knowledge management industry." - Startup Pill

2019 — Now
2002 — Now
Founder at Daniel James Scott & Associates
Tampa Bay, FL
2017 — Now
2021 — 2022
2017 — 2019
2006 — 2019
Co-Founder at Alorum
Tampa Bay, FL
2011 — 2014
Co-Founder at Gazelle Lab (Florida's first seed-stage accelerator fund and founding member of the Techstars Network, now known as GAN)
Tampa Bay, FL
2009 — 2011
Co-Founder at Plan To Start (acquired)
Tampa Bay, FL
1999 — 2001
Co-Founder at 7th Sphere Entertainment (acquired)
Tampa Bay, FL

Certifications

2022
Certified Brand Strategist at Section4
1996 — 1998

Awards

2019
Silver Stevie Medallion from International Business Awards
2019
Best COO from Creative Loafing
2019
Best Local Up-and-Coming Radio Personality (runner-up) from Creative Loafing
2017
Power 100 from Tampa Bay Business Journal
2016
Up & Comers from Tampa Bay Business Journal
2015
40 Under 40 from Business Observer
2015
Outstanding Board of Directors - Nonprofit from Tampa Bay Business Journal
2015
25 People to Watch from Tampa Bay Business Journal
2013
State of Florida Business Advocate of the Year from U.S. Small Business Administration
2013
South Florida Business Advocate of the Year from U.S. Small Business Administration
2013
Technology Leader of the Year from Tampa Bay Technology Forum
2013
Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year from Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship
2012
Top 3 Favorite Business Speakers from Tampa Bay Business Journal
2012
Up & Comers from Tampa Bay Business Journal
2011
Economic Impact Player from Florida Trend
2009
100 Most Influential Business Leaders from Tampa Bay CEO Magazine
2009
Civic Young Professional of the Year from South Tampa Chamber
2009
Up & Comers from Tampa Bay Business Journal
2007
Up & Comers from Tampa Bay Business Journal
2005
Alumnus of the Year from USF Entrepreneurship Society

Speaking

2020
Keynote at Ignite Tampa Bay
Virtual
2018
Grand Hyatt, Tampa, FL
2018
Palladium Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL
2015
District 3 (Embarc Collective), Tampa, FL
2014
Oxford Exchange, Tampa, FL
2013
Keynote at LocalShops1 Awards
Safety Harbor Spa, Safety Harbor, FL
2013
Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
2013
Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL
2011
Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, FL
2011
Keynote at USF's Business Side of Medicine Conference
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Writing

2017
Innovate Tampa Bay, Global Village

Contributed the chapters "Tampa Bay: Florida’s Tech Hub" & "Florida’s Largest & Fastest-Growing Tech Hub"

2016
The Startup Student, Entrepreneurship Education Project Press

Contributed the chapter "From Nothing to Great"

2014
Confessions From An Entrepreneur Vol 2: How to be a Successful College Entrepreneur, Silver Thread Publishing

Contributed the chapter "Play the Student Card"

2013
50 Seeds of Greatness, Become Endless Publishing

Contributed the chapter "Greatness is found in the successful coalescence of self interest and positive influence."

2007
Building the Ultimate Business Plan, University of South Florida

Volunteering

2019 — Now
Judge, iTech at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2018 — 2020
Advisory Board, College of Computer & Information Technology at St. Petersburg College
2018 — 2019
Vetting Committee, Tampa Bay Technology Incubator at University of South Florida
2018 — 2019
Advisory Board, Cybersecurity for Executives Certificate Program at University of South Florida
2018 — 2019
Advisory Board at Keiser University
2017 — 2019
Advisory Board, Technology at Straz Center for the Performing Arts
2017 — 2019
Advisory Board at Suncoast Developers Guild
2017 — 2019
Advisory Board, Innovation Labs at The Dali Museum
2016 — 2019
Advisory Board, Information Systems and Decision Sciences at South University
2016 — 2017
Steering Committee, Tampa Bay Global Cities Initiative at The Brookings Institute
2015 — 2017
Advisory Board at The Iron Yard
2013 — 2017
Advisory Board, Next Generation Programs at Pinellas Education Foundation
2013 — 2014
Board of Directors at Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
2011 — 2012
Founding Tampa Bay Curator at Startup Digest
2011 — 2011
Trustee at Awesome St. Petersburg
2011 — 2011
Advisory Board at LocalShops1.com
2011 — 2011
Steering Committee at Startup Florida
2011 — 2011
Board of Directors at Creative Tampa Bay
2002 — 2011
Board of Directors at University of South Florida's Entrepreneurship Alumni Society

Contact

Website
LinkedIn
Twitter