Speaker

Scott Henderson

VP and Chief Entrepreneurial Officer
Purdue Foundry

A human spark plug and world-class connector, Scott can turn "something" into "something amazing" through grassroots collaboration and old school perseverance. Growing up with Meatballs, Bad News Bears, and Stripes as his formative narratives, he embraces outsider and underdog roles with zeal. He's at his best when he is a pirate captain in service of the crown. His career arc includes raising charitable donations for universities, running a capital campaign consultancy, creating digital strategies for brands and nonprofits, leading social and entrepreneurial movements, and helping to connect the highest concentration of students, startups, corporate innovators, and researchers in the entire southeastern US. Ask him about his jun (green tea and honey) kombucha, sour dough bread, and beekeeping adventures or how he started the Nebraska chapter of the National Walnut Council while in high school. He holds a bachelor's degree in International Affairs and German from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's of business administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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