Jim Jindrick

Mentor in Residence

Areas of Expertise

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Planning and Development
  • Product Development

Current Research

Teaching Interests

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Corporate Entrepreneurship


Jim Jindrick has 30+ years experience in high-tech research and development, product engineering, operations and manufacturing, international marketing and sales, and new business development. He has created internal corporate ventures, spin-off companies, and independent start-ups. He received U.S. and international patents for innovations in automotive test and diagnostic equipment, smart-grid electric power distribution automation controls, and personal computer instrumentation systems. Products and ventures Jim developed have generated over one billion dollars in lifetime revenue. Jim and his co-founders grew their company in Tucson from start-up to stable with over $20 million annual revenue in a few short years. He financed his studies at the the University of Wisconsin (Madison and Parkside) working as an announcer, news reporter, and engineer for various radio and television stations. Jim was named an Eller Entrepreneurial Fellow, served as entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Oregon, and was a University of Texas Moot Corp Fellow. Jim is an IEEE Life Member and an FCC-licensed broadcast engineer. His book, 5280 Tips for Innovators and Entrepreneurs, will be published in August 2017.