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Entrepreneur Connect Speaker Series

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Scott & Carmen Moscrip

Scott and Carmen Moscrip

Founder of

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Skaggs Hall of Learning (room 1301), Micron Business and Economics Building

The event is open to the public and no ticket is required.

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About the event and the Moscrips

The Moscrips will have an extended Q&A. Lecture attendees are encouraged to review the head start document provided by Scott Moscrip and come prepared to ask questions — in a way picking what you want to learn. 

Scott Moscrip, founder and former CEO of, and Carmen Moscrip are set to share their insights at the spring Entrepreneur Connect Speaker Series.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in physics from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in management information systems at Texas A&M University, Scott worked with the federal government for 5 years. He determined that the transportation field was ripe for cutting edge technology and left government service in Washington DC, moved to Idaho, and formed the Internet Truckstop in July 1995. revolutionized the transportation industry by establishing the first online load board. Scott passed the CEO mantle to Paris Cole, in 2015.

Carmen has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Idaho State University. She has worked in the travel industry, including leading tours of Israel, Egypt and Jordan, done medical billing, and has been a sports official for volleyball and softball. After marrying Scott in 2011, she became a full-time mom and her life was filled with service opportunities and supporting and advising Scott in his businesses.

The Moscrips relocated to Orlando, Florida in 2019, where they pursue philanthropic endeavors, including the creation of the Åcahand Foundation. Their foundation focuses on education, emergency welfare and economic opportunity development. The Moscrips’ commitment extends globally, collaborating in Orlando, Papua New Guinea, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, sharing the wisdom gained from their Idaho roots to impact the world positively through their work.

Come listen and be inspired.

Connecting entrepreneurs, students and the community

  • Entrepreneur Connect Speaker Series seeks to connect successful entrepreneurs with students and the community to share stories and advice in a casual, open setting. A faculty panel will asks questions about entrepreneurship and encourages members of the audience to share inquiries of their own.
  • Entrepreneur Connect will be held twice a year, once in the fall near or during the Global Entrepreneurship Week and once in the spring.
  • Entrepreneur Connect celebrates fresh perspectives, taking risks and bringing new ideas to life.

Past Events:

Fall 2023

Jesse McKinney

Cofounder and CEO, Red Aspen

Entrepreneur and mission-driven CEO, McKinney cofounded Red Aspen in 2017 and lead the company to more than $30M in sales annually. She is a staunch advocate for women and inspires them to stand up, stand out and stand together – uniting passion with purpose. In 2019, she was named one of Idaho’s Accomplished Under 40 and in 2021 she was named as an Idaho CEO of Influence.

Entrepreneur Connect Videos on Panopto with captions and transcripts
Spring 2023

Alan Dykman

Co-founder, Dykman Electrical, Inc.

Allen Dykman and his wife Dixie founded Dykman Electrical, Inc., selling motors out of their home garage. Since then, the company has become one of North America’s largest suppliers of motors and electrical solutions, with presence in ten U.S. states, as well as a sales and distribution network that spans the globe.

Entrepreneur Connect Videos on Panopto with captions and transcripts
Fall 2022

John Jackson

CEO and Founder, Jacksons Food Stores

Starting with one store while in his 20s, Jackson grew an empire of c-stores, travel centers and car washes and one of the largest privately held corporations in Idaho. Watch the presentation to learn how this nationally recognized c-store leader expanded Jacksons stores across nine western states.

Entrepreneur Connect Videos on Panopto with captions and transcripts
Spring 2022

Jay Parkinson

CEO and Founder, Stonehill Environmental Partners

Idaho native, Jay Parkinson, shared the path his career took from private equity to founder and CEO to serial entrepreneur. Founded in 2021, Stonehill provides infrastructure and environmental solutions to the upstream energy industry. Their financial partner is Golden Gate Capital, a $19 billion private equity fund based in San Francisco, California. (Video of the lecture is not available.)

Read more about Jay
Fall 2021

Randy Hales,

CEO, Next Level Apparel

A seasoned executive, Randy Hales has served as the president and CEO of First Scientific (pharmaceutical), Back to Basics, Inc. (kitchen appliances), Mity Enterprises, Inc. (furniture systems), ZAGG Inc. and Next Level Apparel. Hales speaks about levers to lift any enterprise and the simple way to value your company and the competition.

Entrepreneur Connect Videos on Panopto with captions and transcripts
Fall 2020

Amy Gile

Co-founder and CEO, Silverdraft Supercomputing

Amy Gile began her career in the media and entertainment industry in multiple aspects of the industry including actor and producer. Amy identified a need in the industry for a better solution for production and for the artist. Amy knew that there was a better, faster way to bring complex content to the masses. She co-founded Silverdraft and has dedicated herself to building the highest performance compact supercomputers on the market for various industries including Automotive, and Media and Entertainment. Amy is a TEDx speaker and is passionate about technology and pushing what’s possible. (Video of the lecture is not available.)

Spring 2020

Andy Scoggin

Founding Member and Executive VP, Alberstons LLC

Learn how Albertsons LLC  grew from a regional chain with $4 billion in annual sales to the second-largest nationwide traditional grocery chain and the third-largest private company in the United States with more than $63 billion in annual sales.

Entrepreneur Connect Videos on Panopto with captions and transcripts
Fall 2019

Cord Christensen

Founder and CEO, PetIQ

Learn how successful entrepreneur Cord Christensen disrupted the animal health and wellness industry and created a company with a billion dollars in sales. He gives excellent business and personal advice, too. Have a listen.

Entrepreneur Connect Videos on Panopto with captions and transcripts
Spring 2019

Eileen Langan Barber, Brad Wiskirchen

Langan Barber, Director and co-founder of Keynetics Inc.

Wiskirchen, founding CEO at Kount 

Keynetics, the parent company of ClickBank and Kount, has grown to become Idaho’s largest privately held technology company. ClickBank is the intermediary between the end customer, the product owner, and the affiliate marketer. They connect every party and provide the infrastructure for a smooth transaction online. Kount is fraud protection and prevention solutions.

Entrepreneur Connect Videos on Panopto with captions and transcripts
Inaugural Event Fall 2018

Ward Parkinson, Joe Parkinson

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 marked the inaugural lecture of the College of Business and Economics’ new Entrepreneur Connect Speaker Series. A standing-room-only crowd welcomed Micron co-founders Ward and Joe Parkinson to Skaggs Hall in the aptly named Micron Business and Economics Building. The twin brothers took turns recounting the early days of founding one of Boise’s biggest success stories. Ward, the engineer of the duo, had never before spoken publicly about the company making it truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the students, faculty and community members in attendance. There were lots of laughs and lessons as the duo shared experiences. They talked of the ups and down — times they nearly lost the company and times when they worked with a team of Boise’s best to keep things going. Pictured are Joe and Ward in 1978 with the first working DRAM.

Entrepreneur Connect Videos on Panopto with captions and transcripts