As Director of the Founder Institute’s Florida Chapter, James managed an accelerator program for aspiring founders to help guide them through the process of launching their business. He created local partnerships with top programs, media, executives, investors, founders and work spaces to help build the startup ecosystem. Additionally, James has served as a Pitch Coach for NewChip Accelerator and founded Pitch Night New York and Miami, where he organized monthly pitch competitions for early stage startups bringing together the community for a night of entertainment, opportunity and collaboration.   James is also a Partner in 305 Works in Miami, a full-service agency for startups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs.
Prior to his involvement in the startup world, James spent a number of years with JPMorgan Chase and Merrill Lynch.