Scott Gillespie

Founder & Director, Jigsaw Group

Scott Gillespie

Founder & Director, Jigsaw Group

Biography

Scott is a growth adviser, investor and mentor to ventures around the globe; helping founders to transform their: ideas2products, products2sales, and ventures2businesses for the Jigsaw Group; an investment vehicle and export accelerator.  Scott is also a global leader in developing practical solutions for regional economic developers with T2 Venture Creation (T2VC) and practical innovations for ventures on the fundraising journey with Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA). As Founder and Director of the Jigsaw Group, Scott and his export accelerator team, connect:  founders, talent, customers, markets, and channels; with global opportunities.  Jigsaw Group has delivered outcomes and programs, for a variety of entities. For universities, Jigsaw Group has: forged market links for technology transfer offices, plus developed and delivered courses on: risk management, innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategic marketing, and helped establish research centers with global links and funding.  For startups, Jigsaw has architected mentoring programs for: new market entry, startup founders, women entrepreneurs, winners of startup competitions, growth (export) stage businesses, and angel investors.   Jigsaw Group has a keen interest in supporting not-for-profits including: Sydney Angels, INJAZ, and Yacht Aid Global (YAG) which transports education and medical supplies to disaster areas; using mega yachts.  Jigsaw Group delivers outcomes and programs for government agencies from bootcamps in Tanzania and Jakarta; to entrepreneurship training in Saudi and Dubai; to incubator and accelerator support across the GCC and Australia.  For corporates Jigsaw Group has helped with top line growth like first 100 day roadmaps after private equity’ investment and new market development with regional headquarter establishment and skilling programs. Jigsaw Group’ investments over 2 decades have been in technology enabled startups in: North America, MENA region, and the South Pacific.   Jigsaw Group investments include: software, healthtech, mobile, building and construction materials, education, electric vehicles, media, and the creative industries. Prior to the Jigsaw Group, Scott  was  the  Executive  General  Manager  for  MFP  Development Corporation (Smart City) where his team coordinated >$25M in investments, developed, technology parks, fostered regional business incubators, piloted ‘clusters’, and showcased innovations.