Daniel James Scott sparks visionaries to become revolutionary catalysts.

Daniel is an award-winning community-builder, celebrated entrepreneur and the bestselling co-author of Building the Ultimate Business PlanThe Startup Student and Confessions From An Entrepreneur Vol 2: How to be a Successful College Entrepreneur. He serves as COO & Executive Director of Tampa Bay Tech, empowering Florida’s largest tech hub. He also serves on the boards of Alorum, a twelve-year-old consultancy that has spun off and sold two distinct new ventures, RNG Tampa Bay, Florida’s largest, in-house, corporate recruiters group, and the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, the only combined eye bank and ocular research center in the world.

Scott previously co-founded Florida’s first undergraduate entrepreneurship degree program, entrepreneurial ecosystem development initiative and seed-stage investment fund - in addition to three successfully-exited technology businesses. Scott’s work has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, GeekWire and Wall Street Journal. The American City Business Journals explain "an accomplished entrepreneur, Scott has become one of the Tampa Bay area's go-to leaders in the tech industry." "The serial entrepreneur," notes Florida Trend magazine "is raising the profile of the region as a tech hub." TechCrunch reports that “entrepreneur and author Daniel James Scott” is “getting Tampa Bay’s name on the map.”

Scott was named the US Small Business Administration’s 50th Anniversary State of Florida “Business Advocate of the Year,” one of Tampa Bay Times “10 Who make Tampa Bay Area’s Economic Outlook Brighter” and one of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “Power 100.”

Scott, who’s relations include fellow visionary revolutionists King Charlemagne (who ushered in the Carolingian Renaissance), Myles Standish, Walt Disney and Brian Wilson, maintains residence in Tampa Bay with his closest relations, his wife and their twins.


Color Code: Blue

DiSC Sub-Factors: Efficiency, Independence, Thoughtfulness

How To Fascinate: The Victor (Prestige, Power)

LaunchStreet Innovation Quotient Edge: Inquisitive Tweaker

Myers-Briggs: INTP-T

Predictable Success Management Style: Visionary, Operator

Predictive Index: Maverick

Real Colors: Green/Orange

Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator: 4w3 (Individualist, Achiever, Sexual variant)

StrenghsFinder: Input, Ideation, Intellection, Futuristic, Strategic

Recent Media

In 2019, entrepreneur and tech leaders' hard work will pay off
(Tampa Bay Business Journal, 4 January 2019)

St. Pete 10 years after the recession: Entrepreneurial energy ignites
(St. Pete Catalyst, 7 December 2018)

Heavy hitters join Synapse inaugural board
(Tampa Bay Business Journal, 5 December 2018)

Tampa Bay looking to brand itself as technology hub of the state, Southeast
(Tampa Bay Business Journal, 26 October 2018)

Local thought leaders on job proofing your future, how to get hired in an evolving digital age
(83 Degrees Media, 1 October 2018)


Daniel James Scott has guided thousands of visionaries on their way to sparking revolutions through his hundreds of in-person keynotes. Daniel has keynoted conferences including the ASBDC National Conference, ASBE Annual Conference, Entrepreneurship Education Project Conference, InvestOps USA, poweredUP Technology Festival, Social : Mobile : Payments Conference, Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference, Tampa Bay Startup Week and the USASBE Annual Conference. Audiences have seen him keynote at venues including Busch Gardens, the Dali Museum, Hard Rock Live Orlando, Mahaffey Theater, Palladium Theater, Ruth Eckerd Hall, the Tampa Theatre, University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. His talks are inspiring, yet prescriptive; fast-paced, yet relatable; high-energy, yet determined.

For a great example of his work, see Daniel’s you, a field manual presented as two keynotes - five years apart - at Ignite Tampa Bay.


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