SoPE Nashville Chapter -Fall 2019 Meeting

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Studio Bank

124 12th Avenue South

#400

Nashville, TN 37203

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Don't Let the Titanic Effect Sink your Startup


The Titanic represents the iconic tale of what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. The tragedy is embodied in that instant when The Ship struck The Iceberg, killing over 1,500 passengers and crew. But while the iceberg may have represented the killing blow, what many do not realize is that the demise of the Titanic was in fact a result of a series of small decisions and missteps across a number of dimensions.

Tales of venture failure also often focus on the defining moment when a lost customer, a lack of investor dollars, or a product malfunction results in the death of a promising startup. But that failure is nearly always the result of a series of errors that were not obvious—problems that lurked beneath the surface—that were a consequence of navigating uncertainty in the early stages of development. These errors take the form of hidden non-financial debts that gradually weigh down the budding enterprise. While financial debts are obvious and easy to measure, the hidden debts we explore are obligations and barriers to success that are not as easy to identify.

In this session, we will explore the defining and pivotal decisions that “make or break” successful startups with insights from local entrepreneurs/investors. You will walk away with practical ideas about how to improve the likelihood of success.



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5:30-6:00 Registration & Networking
6:00-6:15 Introductions
6:15-7:00 Guest Speaker
7:00-7:30 Networking

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, 5:30pm-7:30pm


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Studio Bank
124 12th Avenue South
Suite 400 Nashville, TN 37203



Special instructions:

Studio Bank is located inside the Bohan building at the corner of 12th and Demonbreun, and next door to Whiskey Kitchen restaurant. You may park in the parking lot in front of the Bohan building on the 12th Ave side, but ONLY in 8 available spots marked visitor.

Secondary parking option: Studio Bank will validate your parking for the Gulch Crossing Garage. Enter the garage via the entrance next door to Milk and Honey off 11th Ave. After parking, walk 11th Ave and follow under the Demonbreun bridge - the Bohan building on your left. There will be volunteers available to assist. If you are unable to find us, please call Jason at 516-359-2924.


SPEAKER BIO


Dr. Todd Saxton, Associate Professor and Indiana Venture Faculty Fellow at the IU Kelley School of Business, is 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 firmhe helped found. Todd co-founded the Indiana Chapter of SoPE in 2018, and took on the role of Vice President of Business Development for the Regenstrief Institute in 2019.


Dr. M. Kim Saxton, Clinical Professor of Marketing at the IU Kelley School of Business, has over 30 years of marketing and market research experience, working with large corporations, startups and medium-sized businesses. Her research on market segmentation, branding, and venture ecosystems has received national recognition. Kim has won numerous school-wide teaching awards including the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence for all of the IU system. Currently, she is an Associate Editor on the Journal of Advertising Research. Kim has co-founded several startups including Diagnotes, a healthcare IT firm. Kim is also an active angel investor and advisor to high-potential startups. She is a member of the advisory board for PERQ and The Startup Ladies.




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Studio Bank is a boutique bank founded and located in Nashville, Tennessee. Studio Bank provides organizations, families, and individuals with sophisticated financial services through a multi-channel delivery model allowing clients to bank anywhere, anytime. Studio Bank’s veteran banking team offers industry-specific expertise to clients and entrepreneurs in the fields of technology, music and entertainment, healthcare, not-for-profit, commercial real estate, mortgage banking, and small business, in addition to serving the broad and diverse Nashville community. For more information, visit StudioBank.com.

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124 12th Avenue South

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