About the Speaker: Scott Belsky
is an entrepreneur, author, investor, and currently serves as Adobe’s Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. Scott oversees all of product and engineering for Creative Cloud, as well as design for Adobe.
In 2006, Scott founded Behance
, the leading online platform for the creative industry to showcase and discover creative world, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. After the acquisition, Scott helped reboot Adobe's mobile products and services for Creative Cloud while leading Behance. Behance now has over 30M members.
Scott actively advises founders and invests in businesses that cross the intersection of technology, marketplaces/community, and design, and help empower people. He works closely with a number of venture capital firms, and is an early advisor and investor in Pinterest, Uber, sweetgreen, Carta, Cheddar, Flexport, Airtable, and Periscope as well as several others in the early stages.
Through his work as a founder and investor, Scott has become an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower creative people and teams. He is the author of two national bestselling books - Making Ideas Happen
and The Messy Middle
, and founded 99U
, a publication and annual conference devoted to productivity in the creative world.
Venture Trailblazers is presented by the Founder Institute, the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator; and VC Lab, the leading venture capital accelerator for emerging managers worldwide.
This event is reserved for the Founder Institute and VC Lab networks: including Local Leaders, Alumni, Mentors, Investors, Partners, and Enrolled Founders/ Fund Managers.
About VC Lab
VC Lab (https://GoVCLab.com
) is the leading venture capital accelerator worldwide. The four-month program is completely free for new and emerging managers.
Top managers have launched nearly 300 ethical and enduring venture capital firms and venture builders worldwide with VC Lab. The VC Lab program includes all of the tools needed to efficiently complete a close in six months or less.
VC Lab provides managers with weekly fund-building sprints to plan and launch the firm. Managers receive tactical advice from domain experts and join a supportive community of experts. VC Lab helps build essential fundraising skills and provides free access to the leading vertical SaaS platform for running a venture firm.
In order to complete the VC Lab program, managers must launch a fund and close on fresh capital. This normally requires at least 25 hours per week for new managers and less time for emerging managers.