Camarillo, CA - May 01, 2023
Foundry 805, Ventura County's non-profit focused on connecting entrepreneurship and career education, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tiffany Morse as Executive Director. Dr. Morse will lead the day-to-day activities of Foundry 805, whose mission is to foster an inclusive and robust startup community through activities that inspire entrepreneurs of all ages, provide programming to support founders at different stages of their journey, and host events that showcase the region's entrepreneurial capacity. Started in 2022 as an expansion of NewCo Foundation, Foundry 805 is created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Foundry 805's mission is to: - Provide a vibrant and engaging space for community members to experience startup culture and explore various industrial, professional, and commercial resources. - Work with youth to nurture an entrepreneurial ethos through experiential learning including classes, lectures, workshops, internships, apprenticeships, and student-led enterprises. - Attract and inspire entrepreneurs to start and grow their business in Ventura County. Dr. Morse brings over 20 years of experience in innovative leadership to the position, having raised more than $25 million in funding for Ventura County schools to implement career education initiatives. She has a proven track record of successful programs and partnerships that effectively bridge the gap between education and industry. "We are excited to welcome Dr. Morse as our Foundry 805 Executive Director," said NewCo's Dave Gross. "Dr. Morse is a proven leader in career education, adept at bringing diverse groups of dedicated professionals together to move the needle. We have worked with Dr. Morse for nearly a decade, as she was instrumental in the creation of NewCo Foundation and its school-site programs including RCMakes at Rancho Campana High School in Camarillo. Her leadership will advance Foundry 805’s charter to provide internship programs and entrepreneurial opportunities that positively impact Ventura County." Dr. Morse earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada and began her administrative career with the California State Department of Education. She has served as Superintendent of Ojai Unified School District and Executive Director of Career Education for the Ventura County Office of Education.