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Ken Moreano

Scott Technology Center
Executive Director and President
Ken Moreano, Executive Director – Scott Technology Center and President – Scott Data Center, joined the Center in May 2002.  He has led the efforts to develop the Center’s 20-acre campus into approximately 250,000 square feet of Research, Development, Data Center and Incubator facilities. As the President of the 110,000 square foot Scott Data Center, Mr. Moreano oversees the second multi-tenant data center facility in the United States to achieve the Uptime Institute Tier III certification in both Design and Construction.
Ken is an authorized agent for the Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation. Engaging with a wide range of organizations from start-up companies to well established corporations; the Scott Technology Center's mission is to develop and facilitate the commercialization of emerging technologies while adding value to partnerships with industry, government and academia. The Technology Center provides a broad range of support, hosting information science & technology and engineering related activities.
In 2010 Mr. Moreano led the development and funding of the National Innovation Fund, LP - a venture investment fund focused on start-up and early stage Small Business Innovation Research grant companies. In 2014 Mr. Moreano, became a co-founder of both the Aksarben Innovation Initiative and the Aksarben Discovery Fund I, LP (Seed stage fund predicated on the Evidence Based (“Lean Start-up”) approach). Ken serves as Co-General Partner in the ADF GP and as an investor in the Aksarben Discovery Fund I LP. During the 17+ years at Scott Technology, Ken has advised, operated, invested in and/or developed over 30 start-ups.
Prior to Mr. Moreano’s involvement with the Scott Technology Center, he was the founder of an early-stage healthcare technology company (Exernet Corporation) established in Austin, Texas (1999). As the founder, Ken successfully led the fund raising, investor relations and recruitment of the management team. Additional responsibilities included business operations, product development, strategic partnerships and eventually as CEO during a restructuring effort.
DIRECTOR & PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Director – TownCommons.com – June 2009-January 2012
Director – Beyond Measure / RockDex.com – May 2010 – January 2012
Director – Invest Nebraska Corporation –(Investment Committee July 2012-2016) May 2009-2016
Advisory Board – National Innovation Fund, LP – (Limited Partner July 2011-Present) March 2010-July 2014
Director – Omaha Children’s Museum (Executive Committee 2008-2009) – June 2006-2009
Director – Strategic Air and Space Museum (Executive Committee June 2009) – August 2007-July 2012Chair – Fullerton Magnet School Scholarship Selection Committee – March 2008 - 2009Interim CEO – OGM Labs May 2006-January 2012Director – Mobile Green Inc. – June 2011 – July 2014
Director – Hermes Commerce Inc (DBA MoneyClip Mobile) – June 2011 – July 2014
Co-Founder and Co-General Partner – Aksarben discovery Fund 1 March 2015-Present
Director – AIM Institute January 2019 – Present
Co-Founder and Partner – Aksarben Discovery Capital March 2019 – Present
Advisory Board – DO Space 2015 – Present
Advisory Committee Member Uptime Institute Tier Standards Review Owners April 2012-Present
BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS:
European Business and Innovation Centers – June 2007 – Canterbury, United Kingdom
EDUCATION:
BS – Creighton University – 1994
Clearance:
Top SecretIndoctrinated for access to Top Secret - June 2006

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, September 5
 

10:15am CDT