Since receiving an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in 1995, Scott McCorkle has built a reputation as a globally recognized marketing tech leader and one of Indiana’s most successful innovators.
Next month, the co-founder and CEO of Indianapolis-based MetaCX will return to his alma mater to address members of IU’s ever-expanding community of entrepreneurs, innovators and investors at the inaugural IU Founders & Funders Network Venture Summit, which will be held May 12-13 at IU Bloomington’s Indiana Memorial Union. The summit is being hosted by IU Ventures, IU’s early-stage venture and angel investment arm.
McCorkle has more than a quarter century of experience leading teams in the business of emerging marketing technologies, most recently as the CEO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud and as president of technology and strategy at Indianapolis-based ExactTarget, which Salesforce acquired in 2013 for $2.5 billion. He spent 11 years at ExactTarget and Salesforce, helping to build one of the world’s leading cross-channel digital marketing software platforms. Prior to his career at Salesforce, McCorkle served in leadership roles with tech companies including Software Artistry, Mezzia and IBM.
McCorkle has taken on a new adventure as the co-founder and CEO of MetaCX. Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Indianapolis, MetaCX has created a first-of-its-kind network that allows businesses that join to increase the value of their relationships with customers, vendors and other stakeholders. The company has raised more than $31 million to date, which includes multiple investments from several venture capital firms.
McCorkle will deliver the keynote address at the concluding event of the summit — a dinner to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation across the entire IU community. During the dinner, IU Ventures will announce the newest recipients of the Spirit of Venture Award, which is given to members of IU’s network of founders and funders who exhibit success in entrepreneurship and innovation, provide mentorship and support to IU affiliated founders and funders, and demonstrate noteworthy service to IU.
In his address, McCorkle is expected to share wide-ranging remarks about building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, the state of venture capital and his insights for building a successful tech venture.
The summit will be presented by Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank.
Registration for the summit is now open on the IU Ventures website. Registration is $95 and includes all summit programming.