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Peter Scott

Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice

(315) 443-3646
Room: 539
pnscott@syr.edu

Peter Scott, is a Professor of Practice in entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises at the Whitman School of Management. He teaches the Capstone Business Plan, Introduction to Entrepreneurship and New Venture Investing in which students learn to become Angel investors. He co-teaches a practicum in SU’s iSchool focused on helping engineering and information students develop customers, build minimum viable products and raise funding from the $150,000 available to student entrepreneurs. Scott is also a mentor in Technology Commercialization Law Clinic, helping inventors around New York State develop their technology.

Scott is currently an advisor to The SearchLite, a customer discover company, Airbalde, a consumer sports firm, and New Foundry who is a developing micro-donation app . His previous experience includes advising 20+ new Ann Arbor-based technology start-ups in strategy, marketing/sales, finance and raising close to $3 million of investment. These companies have been in varying markets from solar, to wind turbines, fuel injection, mechatronics, RFIDs, consumer products, and medical devices. He is a proven and trusted business advisor and mentor.

In addition, he has served as president of Current Motor Company, director of the advanced technology incubator at Kettering University, director of business development at Vale Solutions, professor of marketing at the Wyzsza Szkola Biznesu (Poland) and has held marketing and business manager appointments with Covinsint LLC, Lorro Inc., Worldspan LLP, MBA Enterprise Corps (Poland) and GE Aircraft Engines. Scott holds a BS in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, a MS in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from the University of Michigan.


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