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Sep 25

IU Founders and Funders Network Fireside Chat with Kim and Todd Saxton

Hosted by IU Ventures Founders and Funders Network

Event Details

Monday, September 25, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Event Description

Dr. Todd Saxton is an associate professor and Indiana Venture Faculty Fellow at the IU Kelley School of Business and an award-winning professor of strategy and entrepreneurship. Todd has advised, helped launch, and invested in hundreds of startups spanning life sciences, software, sports, consumer products, and services. Todd serves on the board of multiple entrepreneurial ventures, including VisionTech Angel Partners, the largest angel investing group in Indiana and Diagnotes, a venture-funded health IT firm he helped found. He co-founded the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) in 2018. He has published numerous book chapters and articles on corporate and startup strategies for success. Todd hails from New Jersey and has lived in Virginia, the DC area, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Bloomington, IN, with stints in England and Australia. He currently lives in Indianapolis, where he enjoys training for endurance sports, and water and snow activities of many types, with his wife and partner Kim and their two daughters.

Dr. Kim Saxton has over thirty years of marketing and market-research experience, working with large corporations, startups, and medium-sized businesses. Currently, she is a clinical professor of marketing at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Her teaching success has been recognized through numerous teaching awards, including an across-Indiana-University President’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Kim’s research on market segmentation, branding, promotional strategies, venture success, and venture ecosystems has been published in numerous international academic journals. She also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Advertising Research. Kim is an active angel investor and advisor to high-potential startups. She has served as an executive mentor for a wide variety of women-founded startups and is a mentor within the Great Lakes I-Core hub. Kim grew up in Florida, went to school at MIT in Boston, MA,