Scott Resnick is a leader in the Wisconsin startup ecosystem. He is the former Executive Director, current Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and serves on the executive board of StartingBlock Madison, a 50,000-square-foot entrepreneurial hub that connects startups to capital clustered in healthcare, mobility, risk and insurance, and social impact. StartingBlock’s motto is “Think big. Fear less. Listen deeply.”
In 2008, Scott co-founded Hardin Design & Development. He currently serves as the company’s Chief Operations Officer. Headquartered in Madison, the company has grown to an eight-figure revenue by building enterprise GIS and web applications for Fortune 500 clients. Resnick oversees business development, partnerships, and company operations.
Scott is a former two-term member of the City of Madison Common Council. He entered the Council with a pledge to make Madison a platform for innovation, specifically targeting social mobility. Resnick led efforts to close the digital divide by piloting free internet access for students on free and reduced lunch, created the first-of-its-kind $1.5 million seed fund to spur women and minority entrepreneurship in the city, and legalized opportunities in the sharing economy. Scott strongly advocated for transit-oriented urban and sustainable development as a member of the Plan Commission and was instrumental in passing the City’s annual $300 million budget.