Networking Dinner 07.21.00:
Scott Crist is the Managing Director of Crist Ventures as well
as a Founder and former CEO of Telscape
International (NASDAQ: TSCP).
Telscape is an integrated communications company focused on voice,
video, data and Internet markets in emerging countries with an emphasis
on Latin America. Scott is also a Resident CEO strategic advisor
and a general partner of Venture Bridge LP, an early-stage venture
capital fund. Formerly President and CEO for Matrix (which ranked
#7 on the Inc. Magazine list of the 500 fastest growing private
companies in the U.S. in 1995), he had previously founded DNS Communications
and served as its Chairman and CEO until its merger with Matrix.
Scott also serves as a frequent lecturer at Northwestern University's
Kellogg Business School (where he received his MBA) and at Rice's
Jones Graduate School of Management. He was named as an Entrepreneur
of the Year by CNN/NASDAQ/Ernst & Young in 1999.