The George Washington University launched a seven-week intensive Lean Startup technology commercialization program for teams of Korean researchers on the GW campus and at the Korea Innovation Center facility in Vienna, Virginia.
The program, under the management of Jim Chung from The George Washington University, aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship between the USA and Korea. Mr. Chung is the founding Executive Director for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at George Washington University, and a Co-Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation I-Corps Node in Washington DC (DC I-Corps).
As one of the first programs ever between the two countries, The Korean ManagementInstitute (KMI) is supporting the initiative though faculty support and promotion of this important and timely initiative.
About Jim Chung
Jim Chung is the founding Executive Director for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at George Washington University, and a Co-Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation I-Corps Node in Washington DC (DC I-Corps). 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.