Jim Chung (MIR)

Jim Chung 
Associate VP for Research
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Email: jimchung@gwu.edu

Office Hours TBD

Jim Chung is the Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at George Washington University, and a Co-Principal Investigator for the NSF Innovation Corps Node in Washington, DC (DC I-Corps). He was previously the Director of the Mtech VentureAccelerator and the Founding Director of the Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund at the University of Maryland. Prior to Mtech, he served as a Director for New Business Development at the Corporate Executive Board. He was also Vice President at Cherington Capital (now Intervale Capital), a middle market private equity firm in the oilfield equipmetn and services industry.

Jim started his private sector career as an early stage venture capital investor, most recently at incTANK Ventures, where he was the Managing Director. Some previous and current investments include Agamatrix, Nexaweb, Ilterra, Zymetis (now Aemetis), FlexEl, FiscalNote, and TravelBank. Before becoming an investor, Jim was an academic researcher studying how business, government, and academia work otgether to create new innovations in high technology industries. He has been a researcher at MIT, Harvard, University of Tokyo (Fulbright Fellow), ETRI (NSF EAPSI Fellow), STEPI (Korea), and KAIST. He was named in 2015 by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the Top 100 Tech Titans in DC by Hot Topics as one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurship Professors worldwide.

Jim received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Stanford University and was a Ph.D. candidate at MIT.