James Cheng

Executive Lecturer: Engineering Business

James Cheng
James Cheng‘s experience as a serial entrepreneur, investor, lawyer, and public official have exposed him to different aspects of entrepreneurship. He is actively exploring how the public and private sectors (including academia) can do their part in improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem.


email: jsc4cc (at) virginia.edu
phone: 434-924-3425
office: A226 Thornton Hall


JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2002
MBA, UVA Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business, 1987
BS, Computer Science, ODU, 1982

Research Areas

Entrepreneurship, startup strategies, early stage capital/funding, mentoring and board leadership, entrepreneurship and public policy, economic development and public policy

Awards and Distinctions

Greater Wash DC Gov’t Contractor of the Year, 2003
KPMG High-tech Entreprenuer of the Year, SE Virginia, 2001
Inc Magazine, 12th Fastest Growing Private Company in the USA 1999 (As Company Owner)
Cali Award for Educational Excellence, Georgetown Univ (as Student)
US Patent #5,762,058 and #6,082,349

Recent Courses

STS 2500: Entrepreneurship and Finance