Jim Derbyshire

Jim Derbyshire


Program Director / Mentor-in-Residence

  • Venture Connection

Jim is a Serial Entrepreneur, CEO, Angel Investor, Mentor, Advisor and Consultant who moved over 18 years through engineering management, management consultancy to the start up world. Former CEO at Symbionics (Cambridge) and SiGe Semiconductor (Ottawa), Jim has cofounded or been actively involved with over ten start ups and has experienced growing businesses in many business models, raising over $100M of finance during his career. He has worked in multiple countries for large (ITT), medium (Racal, Decca, PA Consulting) and start up enterprises operating in Systems, Products, Components, Software, IP Licensing and Management and Technical Consulting Fields. Jim has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Kingston University (UK), is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the I.E.T., and has several granted patents.