Timothy “Scott” Case, a technologist, entrepreneur and inventor, spoke at Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium on the campus of Shenandoah University.
Case presented “Startup Shutdown: When you do everything right and you still fail,” with a question and answer session following. The event was part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the school of business.
“We are honored to have someone of Scott Case’s caliber address our students, faculty and guests from the local community,” said Dean of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business Miles Davis, Ph.D.
Case was founding chief technology officer (CTO) of Priceline.com, the “Name Your Own Price” internet travel service that was one of only a handful of startup companies in U.S. history to reach one billion dollars in annual sales in less than 24 months. As CTO, he was responsible for building the technology that enabled Priceline’s hyper-growth.
Most recently, Case co-founded Main Street Genome, a startup company focused on developing a software representation of the entire Main Street economy. In 2011, he was named founding chief executive officer (CEO) of the Startup America Partnership, and now serves on the board of Up Global where he invests his energy to support high-growth startup communities in the U.S. and around the world.
Prior to joining the Startup America Partnership, Case served as CEO of Malaria No More, where he worked to inspire individuals and institutions in the private sector to end deaths caused by malaria. Previously, he helped build a portfolio of intellectual property at the Walker Digital Invention Laboratory, and is a named inventor on dozens of U.S. patents including the underlying portfolio for Priceline. Case also co-founded Precision Training Software, a software company that developed the world’s first PC-based simulated flight instructor and photo-realistic flight simulator.
Case serves as the chairman of Network for Good, a national nonprofit that has distributed more than $475 million to 60,000 nonprofits and provides online fundraising and communications services to more than 5,000 nonprofit organizations. He is also on the Advisory Board of By Kids for Kids, Tickets-for-Charity and ThreeJars. Case is currently a Wall Street Journal Startup of the Year Mentor.