James Beal

Managing Editor, Director @ EIX.org, E-Fest

As Managing Editor of EIX.org (Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange), James manages technology operations and websites, while collaborating with entrepreneurship thought leaders, scholars, faculty, and directors from universities and organizations nationwide. Over the years, he has worked on technology projects for companies large and small and also founded or joined several startups, some of which ascended to greater things and some of which failed. He has helped raise over $1M for startups and appreciates entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial experience on many levels. Helping to lead development of EIX since its inception in 2014, James is committed to the mission of more broadly promoting the practice and science of entrepreneurship and the success of new ventures.

James earned an individualized master’s degree in software engineering, geographic and urban information systems from Minnesota State University – Mankato and is working toward a post master’s certificate of advanced study in machine learning and statistics at University of St Thomas.