James Watson is the Global Program Director for Village Capital and Director of Music at the Ben Franklin Academy. James splits his time between running student bands, facilitation music performance classes, and working with impact driven entrepreneurs to help them develop strong business models, successful ventures, and connect to sources of funding.
He has helped launch domestic and international Village Capital programs and manages the Frontier Market Scouts Program VilCap Associates. James has also taught Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, and founded the music program he currently operates. He recently completed Level 3 of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) program. James graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland with a BSc (Hons) in Meathematics, upon graduation was awarded the Robert T. Jones Memorial Scholarship for postgraduate study at Emory University.