Named as one of Canada's top 20 under 20, James has co-founded non-profit organizations that have helped raise over $1,000,000, pitched investment opportunities on behalf of the Canadian government to Global 1000 CEOs, and was a True Ventures Fellow who worked at Kiip in app partnerships. During his fellowship at TNBT, a program cofounded by Ryan Holmes (CEO of Hootsuite), he created a company that converted Heart Rate Variability into emotional data. The company received acquisition offers, but the team decided to open-source their technology. He is currently on leave from Middlebury College’s Dual Engineering Plan with Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Schulich Leader Scholarship. James enjoys playing soccer and squash in his spare time.