Scott Henderson is a world class connector of people. Through his current company, Sandbox Communities, he creates social environments in research parks and innovation districts that lead to breakthroughs. The company’s flagship operations are located in Tech Square, the heart of Atlanta’s tech scene.
Sandbox ATL is a collaboration platform for Tech Square, which creates connections that fuel commerce. The team delivers value to its partners in three ways. Matching: connecting talent, companies, and universities, Interaction: facilitating engagements and exchange through a wide range of programs, and Innovation: providing the physical and digital space for various parties to come together to generate new ideas and collaborations. You can learn more at SandboxATL.com and TechSquareATL.com.
Previous to this, Henderson helped launch Hypepotamus — Atlanta’s startup-led community event venue and publication, Startup America Partnership — a national movement funded by the Steve and Jeanne Case Foundation and Ewing Kauffman Foundation to inspire entrepreneurism, Speak Justice Now — a global advocacy campaign for the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the United Nation’s 7 Billion Actions — a global initiative raising awareness about the levers of population growth.
Amongst all that, Henderson provided strategic counsel and operational management for clients including P&G, UNICEF, TLC/Discovery Channel, Aetna, SXSW Interactive Festival & SXSW V2V, and the City of Louisville. These projects and campaigns each sought to identify, attract, and engage passionate audiences on a variety of social issues and trends.
He is proud to be a Nebraskan with family roots dating back to the late 1800s. He was born in Lincoln, raised in Omaha, and is a graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska at Omaha.