SOM Professor Named as Finalist for NVTC Entrepreneur Navigator Awards

Jim WolfeGeorge Mason University School of Management is pleased to announce that Jim Wolfe, entrepreneur-in-residence and assistant professor of management, was named as one of three finalists for the Entrepreneur Navigator Awards, presented by The Entrepreneur Center at the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC).

The Entrepreneur Navigator Awards, now in their second year, honor individuals and organizations that have mentored and advised entrepreneurs and startups and shown excellence in promoting the development of the Greater Washington region’s entrepreneur community. Finalists are chosen based on extraordinary achievements for their commitment of time, experience, intellectual capital and personal effort that has improved the quality of the entrepreneur community or has led to the success of a startup or entrepreneur.

Wolfe is a consultant, attorney, and management executive with more than 25 years experience helping emerging growth firms. In addition to working at Mason, Wolfe is co-founder & CEO of J Street Consulting. He has been a founder, director or consultant to more than 50 early stage firms in a wide range of industries both in the U.S. and abroad. Previously Wolfe served as an international consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tomatsu, and KPMG.

One of the first Americans called to Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Wolfe participated in the privatization of more than 3,000 industries throughout the region, and has consulted to the World Bank, USAID, the German government, and the U.S. government on foreign direct investments. He is a past director of the National Entrepreneurship Foundation, the National Business Incubation Association, and is a former Trustee of Indiana University. He began his career as an aide in the U.S. Senate. He holds a JD, MBA and BS degrees, all from Indiana University.

NVTC is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 200,000 employees in the region.

Awards will be presented at the Tower Club in Vienna on January 27. Other finalists for the award include Frank Blackstone from Blackstone Counsel and Steve Meltzer of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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