Director, Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
Senior Lecturer, ELS 101 – Entrepreneurship & Business Planning
As Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at
Tufts Gordon Institute, James Barlow is responsible for providing
academic oversight for the Entrepreneurial Leadership minor, and
overseeing the various co-curricular activities that serve the
entrepreneurship community at Tufts University – including the
annual $100K business plan competition, lecture series and internships.
Prior to Tufts, Barlow was the head of outreach for the National
Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) where he designed
and delivered various innovation and accelerator programs to universities
including MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Penn State and Northwestern.
He additionally managed faculty development and online mentoring programs
as well as fostered relationships with institutions and potential funders.
Previously, Barlow was the chief executive of the Scottish Institute for
Enterprise, the national organization for supporting entrepreneurship in
Barlow has more than ten years of experience teaching internationally
at various universities around the world including Memorial University of
Newfoundland in Canada, Thammasat University in Thailand and Stockholm School
of Entrepreneurship in Sweden. He additionally has acted as a commercial
advisor to 16 startups in a variety of industries. Barlow earned a BSc in
Biochemistry from the University of Kent.