Kelley School associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship Todd Saxton will begin a new role as the inaugural vice president for business development at Regenstrief Institute, a not-for-profit, internationally recognized health and healthcare research organization based in Indianapolis.
In this new role, Saxton will help create and guide new business models to bring Regenstrief healthcare innovations to market, as well as partner with the venture community to help outside entrepreneurs launch and grow health tech ventures. He will also connect the Kelley School’s business research and expertise to the Institute. Founded in 1969, the Regenstrief Institute has a mission of bringing health innovation to practice. Its contributions include creating the first personal electronic health records for patients and establishing the standards by which health exchanges can currently share data across institutions.
Saxton will continue his teaching and research roles at the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, where he teaches in the Business of Medicine Physician MBA Program, the Evening MBA Program and Kelley Direct, the school’s online MBA program. Saxton is the Director of the DIVE (Discovery, Innovation and Ventures Enterprise) Program for the Kelley Evening MBA Program.
“I am very pleased and honored to take on this dual appointment between Kelley and Regenstrief,” says Saxton. “It brings together my activities in venture research and teaching, working with the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), teaching in our Business of Medicine Program for physicians and launching and investing in life science startups. Indiana has a rich history in healthcare venturing, dating back to a little company founded by Colonel Eli Lilly. Bringing together the world-class research on healthcare data, services, and analytical tools from Regenstrief with the globally top-ranked business and entrepreneurship research and programs of Kelley should further advance Indiana as a powerhouse for bringing technology and innovation to healthcare.”
“Professor Saxton has successfully melded his scholarship and deep commitment to service in the community to enhance the entrepreneurial community in central Indiana. His combination of teaching, service and research is an excellent example of how the Kelley School and IUPUI can build on our unique location for meaningful engagement that enhances both the community and our students’ lives,” said Ken Carow, executive associate dean of faculty and research at the Kelley School in Indianapolis.
Saxton is the co-founder of several commercial ventures and an active angel investor. He served on the board and as president of the Venture Club of Indiana, and he currently sits on advisory boards for Diagnotes Inc., the Fight for Life Foundation, PERQ, VisionTech Partners angel investment network and the Indiana Center for Biomedical Innovation. Saxton is a founding member of AngelBoM, an angel investing group. He and colleagues formed LSV Launchpad to accelerate the launch of healthcare ventures. In 2018 he co-founded the Indiana Chapter of SoPE. Saxton’s book with Kelley marketing professor Kim Saxton and serial entrepreneur and Kelley alum Michael Cloran comes out in 2019 as the culmination of decades of research, teaching, and starting and funding startups. It is called The Titanic Effect: Successfully Navigating the Uncertainties that Sink Most Startups and will be available in June.
About the Kelley School of Business on IUPUI's campus
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been a leader in American business education since 1920. With more than 110,000 living alumni and an enrollment exceeding 11,000 students across two campuses and online, the Kelley School is among the premier business schools in the country. The Kelley School at IUPUI is home to a full-time undergraduate program and four graduate programs, including master’s programs in accounting and taxation, the Business of Medicine Physician MBA and the Evening MBA, which is ranked ninth in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more at kelley.iupui.edu.
About the Regenstrief Institute
The Regenstrief Institute and its cadre of research scientists are responsible for a growing number of major health care studies and innovations. Examples include developing global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records and health information exchanges, improving patient-physician communications and the creation and assessment of models of care that inform clinical practice and improve the lives of patients around the globe.
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