VentureClash Finals

Schedule of Events
October 18, 2018
Yale School of Management
New Haven, CT

Fireside Chat with Tom Scott, Co-founder and CEO of The Nantucket Project (TNP)

Tom Scott, Co-founder and CEO of The Nantucket Project

Tom Scott is the Co-founder and CEO of The Nantucket Project. An award-winning entrepreneur, Tom began his career by co- founding the beverage company Nantucket Nectars, which hit the “Inc. 500” list of fastest growing U.S. companies five years in a row. After selling Nantucket Nectars to Cadbury Schwepps,Tom turned to filmmaking, directing and producing feature films and television shows garnering a Film Independent Spirit Award and 16 Emmys, playing on HBO, IFC, and at Cannes and Sundance film festivals. He is the Chairman of the Nantucket Film Festival. When Tom is not running TNP or directing films you may find him tackling the big questions as a candidate in the Master of Divinity program at Yale University, or literally tackling his two great kids with his wife at home in Connecticut.

Harriet Jones, Managing Editor at WNPR

Harriet Jones reports on all aspects of the business world for WNPR. She’s covered such diverse issues as the threat to close Connecticut’s submarine base, the sub prime mortgage crisis and the impact of casinos on the state.

In 2011, she created WNPR’s Small Business Project as a way to tell stories about the companies that make up 90 percent of our economy, but often get overlooked in the media.

She is the winner of an Edward R. Murrow award for her reporting on Connecticut’s 2010 floods.

Harriet joined WNPR in October 2000 as Morning Edition producer and reporter. Born in Scotland, she worked for the BBC for much of her early career.

She was news director at Scotland’s largest commercial radio station, ScotFM, and was lucky enough to cover that country’s two biggest political events in 300 years – the referendum which delivered a new parliament, and the subsequent elections.

She has also taught broadcasting for the BBC at some of their international schools in Eastern Europe, delivering courses to journalists in Romania, Albania and Bosnia.

Harriet lives in Stonington with her husband, Bob Statchen, and their three children.