Team – Stadia Ventures

Team Experienced executives, investors, and entrepreneurs

Stadia Ventures is led by a team of seasoned serial entrepreneurs, sports business executives, angel investors, adjunct professors and startup champions.

Art Chou

Art Chou

Stadia Ventures Co-Founder & Managing Dir
Art is the former SVP of Product for Rawlings where he directed product management, development, and innovation teams for all equipment and apparel categories. Prior to Rawlings, his past includes positions as the head of Golf Club R&D at Titleist and the Technical Editor for Golf Digest. In addition, Art helped launch and run start-up Pixl Golf in the early 2000s. He holds degrees in engineering from University of Pennsylvania and Drexel and helped launch the Rawlings Sport Business Management program at Maryville University, where he is still an adjunct professor.
Tim Hayden

Tim Hayden

Stadia Ventures Co-Founder & Managing Dir
Besides being a Senior Adjunct Professor at Saint Louis University, Tim is the head of their Internationally-renowned Center for Entrepreneurship where he has mentored almost 500 startups. He helped the University expand their #7 ranked Entrepreneurship academic program and launch a Sports Business program (Minor, Major and Masters). On the outside, he has successfully launched and run several sports technology companies and helped to create and build several professional soccer teams including Saint Louis Athletica and AC St. Louis.
Laura Burkemper

Laura Burkemper

Stadia Ventures Lead Mentor
Laura Burkemper is CEO of The Catalyst Center®, leading the strategic, business growth efforts of Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses and start-ups. Laura serves as a Sr. Adjunct Professor in Entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University, and she invests and helps lead the Billiken Angels Network. Laura is also on the Board of Directors for University of Missouri – St. Louis Alumni. Rising through positions of increasing responsibility at McDonald’s Corporation and Coca-Cola, Laura currently serves as an advisor, mentor and guest speaker, dedicated to the growth of individuals, businesses and the entrepreneurial spirit.
Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy

Stadia Academy Lead Instructor
Tim Murphy is an Adjunct Professor in Entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University. Before that, he was a senior marketing executive at Anheuser-Busch for 28 years. He was promoted through the ranks of brand management, sports marketing and creative development at the #1 global sports sponsor. He developed and implemented the most successful Bud Light promotion in the brand’s history thereby securing Bud Light’s status as the Official Beer Sponsor of the NHL and promoting the Bubbleboy concept. Additionally, he led the brewery’s Global Digital team and pioneered the development of AB’s overall digital strategy. Tim also worked on several high-profile Super Bowl campaigns, and he assisted in the management of Bud Light’s $100 million creative, production and talent budget.
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