February 28, 2014 Entrepreneur Office Hour
Friday, February 28, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)
The GW Office of Entrepreneurship is hosting office hours for current or aspiring entrepreneurs in the GW community: students, faculty, staff, and alumni only!
Receive free and impartial advice from Jim Chung, Executive Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship, on how to:
- Build a successful lean startup company
- Brainstorm startup strategies
- Find startup funding opportunities
- Learn about the entrepreneurship resources available at GW
- Navigate the technology transfer and patent process
Office hours are typically held on Fridays from in Jim's office. A map for better orientation is available at http://bit.ly/ntM9Ek
Please register to secure a spot for your visit.
Jim Chung, Executive Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship
Jim Chung is the executive director of the Office of Entrepreneurship, where he is responsible for entrepreneurship programs and technology transfer. As the director of the Mtech VentureAccelerator at the University of Maryland before joining the George Washington University, Jim worked with faculty and students there to launch startup companies based on University of Maryland technology. Prior to that, he served as the director of new business development at the Corporate Executive Board and helped establish the company’s mergers and acquisitions capabilities. He also served as vice president at Cherington Capital (now Intervale Capital), a middle market private equity firm. He started his private sector career as an early stage venture capital investor, most recently at incTANK Ventures, where he was the managing director. Before becoming an investor, Jim was an academic researcher studying how business, government, and academia work together to create new innovations in high technology industries. He was a research fellow at MIT (Security Studies Program), Harvard (Center for Science and International Affairs), the University of Tokyo (Fulbright Fellow), and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (NSF Fellow). He received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from Stanford University and was a Ph.D. candidate at MIT.
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GW Office of Entrepreneurship
The Office of Entrepreneurship provides programming around innovation, education, venture creation, and making connections to support GW entrepreneurs and the Mid-Atlantic startup community. Founded in 2010, the office has worked with thousands of students, faculty, and alumni, and serves as a focal point for entrepreneurship at the George Washington University. It leverages the unique strengths of our university's schools in the nation's capital to serve society at large through the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship.
Thanks to the efforts of the office, GW became one of the eleven universities worldwide designated as National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Nodes, which promote the Lean Startup Approach for building successful startups.