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Published February 13, 2019
An entrepreneurship leader from the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science will be in Park County Feb. 20-21 to speak to local service clubs.
Peter Scott, a professor of practice who is part of UW’s new Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE), is scheduled to speak at the Powell Rotary Club’s regular weekly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 20, at noon in Northwest College’s Nelson Foundation House, 550 College Drive.
Scott then will speak at the Cody Rotary Club’s regular weekly meeting Thursday, Feb. 21, at noon at the Holiday Inn main boardroom.
Scott is one of several people hired as part of UW’s effort to boost entrepreneurship education in conjunction with the launch of the IIE. He began his work in Wyoming Oct. 1, with a goal of helping students, faculty members and Wyoming entrepreneurs start companies.
Scott brings to UW over 30 years in industry and academia working with entrepreneurs and technology companies. Most recently, he was the founder of a baseball analytics company that provides digital coaching for analog baseball players. His previous experience includes advising over 25 technology startups in strategy, marketing/sales, finance and securing commitments of over $10 million of investment. These companies have been in varying markets, including solar power, wind turbines, fuel injection, engine controls, consumer products and medical devices.
He began his teaching career as a professor of entrepreneurship at Syracuse University. Most recently, he was a lecturer at the University of Colorado, teaching entrepreneurship to Master of Business Administration students on the Boulder and Denver campuses.
He holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan; a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati; and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
The IIE calls on innovators from throughout the state as it works to instill entrepreneurial thinking to empower the leaders of tomorrow. Adding needed programs and curriculum that draw together all UW colleges, business services and entrepreneurship competitions, the IIE serves as the university’s front door for the state’s entrepreneurs.