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Jim de Wilde

Jim DeWilde

Jim de Wilde

President JdW Strategic Ventures
Instructor, Rotman School of Management


PhD, Political Science, McGill


Throughout his career as an educator and venture capitalist, Dr. Jim de Wilde has focused on the issues of global competitiveness and the commercialization of knowledge through activities in both the private sector and the public sector.   Since the early 1990's, Dr. de Wilde has also been involved in venture capital activities as President of JdW Strategic Ventures.    In these venture capital activities, Dr. de Wilde currently serves on the Investment Committee of iNovia Capital  in Montreal and the Advisory Boards of Enertech Capital (Philadelphia), TandemLaunch Technologies (Montreal) and Walsingham Partners in Toronto.  He has a PhD in political science from McGill with a dissertation focusing on the Canadian public policy process and competitiveness in technology sectors.   His website is  and he can be followed on Twitter at  He lectures at Rotman on Venture Capital strategies (MBA) and Global Capital Markets and New Trends in International Political Economy (BComm). Some of the course materials for the BComm course can be accessed on Twitter at #GCMIPE.