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StartingBlock Madison Names Scott Mosley New Executive Director

Mosley brings the right skills and experience to support Wisconsin’s high-growth entrepreneurs

The Board of Directors at StartingBlock Madison announced today that following a national search Scott Mosley has been appointed Executive Director.

Mosley’s strong experience building companies and organizations, along with his ability to attract funds to support entrepreneurs will help to propel StartingBlock Madison’s next stage of growth and guide the community’s stakeholders as they navigate a difficult economic environment amid changes in where and how innovation happens.

“The hiring committee had very high expectations for StartingBlock’s next Executive Director because of the ripple effect we have on entrepreneurship, a key driver of overall economic growth,” said Laura Strong, Co-chair of SBM’s Board. “Scott has an impressive background as both an operator and in key roles at entrepreneurial support organizations, and he’s committed to taking StartingBlock Madison, and Wisconsin to the next level as innovation centers. We’re excited for Scott to catalyze the growth of StartingBlock Madison alongside the strong team we already have in place.”

Mosley was most recently Chief Operating Officer of CODAworx. He supported significant revenue expansion for the company by expanding its flagship event series and launching a marketplace for art that sells works from some nation’s premier public artists. Prior to that, Mosley was Director of Investments for The Water Council, where he raised capital to support the growth of a water technology ecosystem that supports small companies from around the world. At The Water Council, he also collaborated with the US Economic Development Administration and state of Wisconsin to design and launch an investment fund for water technology companies. Scott has also served as Director of Capital at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

Scott is the right person at the right time for StartingBlock Madison,” said Mark Richardson, Co-chair of the Board of SBM. “There are significant opportunities in the post-Covid-lockdown environment to accelerate entrepreneurial momentum and support the scaling of high-growth startups in Madison and across Wisconsin.”

StartingBlock is Wisconsin’s largest community of entrepreneurs, startups, investors, accelerators, and entrepreneur support organizations. Our mission is to create the meaningful intersections that cultivate entrepreneurs, accelerate startup growth, drive innovation and build a startup community that gives back. Our vision is to galvanize Madison into a nationally recognized leader in entrepreneurship.

The StartingBlock search was run by Peter Gray Executive Search, which focuses on strategic hiring for nonprofit leadership, succession planning, community development & affordable housing, and impact investing.


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