James Irvine is a startup program Director specializing in helping founders in the early stages to launch and grow thoughtfully. He has worked with several accelerators, incubators and venture studios in different capacities as well as consulted with numerous early stage startups. James founded Pitch Night, a multi city pitch competition that he grew to several thousand members. Previously he was part of JP Morgan’s intern and analyst programs and worked in wealth management at Merrill Lynch. James holds a degree in economics from Binghamton University.