Jim Brisimitzis has over 17 years of enterprise, channel, and Startup experience through companies such as Bell Canada, Nortel Networks, PeopleSoft, Oracle and over 11 years with Microsoft. Currently Jim is the General Manager of the Microsoft for Startup program in the United States. His team is responsible for Startup engagements across the US and in partnering with leading US Startup accelerators/incubators.. Prior to joining the US team Jim led operations for Microsoft Ventures globally in addition to creating and launching their “HiPo” program; an exclusive engagement for Startups with significant market potential.


Jim has led many internal innovation efforts from SMB mini-servers to hyper-scale computing HW/SW stacks. As an “intrapreneur” Jim appeals to opportunities that help large organization rapidly innovate new and emerging opportunities from concept to customer adoption. He hold a degree in Business Management from Trent University of Peterborough Ontario, Canada. Jim and his family reside in Seattle WA.