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James Da Costa

Y7 Delegate, United Kingdom

About James Da Costa

James is a social entrepreneur, passionate about the intersection between people, technology and social impact. He has built multiple social impact ventures as a co-founder of Mandala Group - specialising in building accessible mobile applications in disconnected areas of India and Kenya, including teleStory which has enabled over 5,000 enable illiterate parents to read to their illiterate children in India for the first time on basic mobile phones. James is also a Regional Director at Hult Prize Foundation, a leading global platform for social entrepreneurship. James is a Forbes 30 Under 30, World Economic Forum Global Shaper and a board member to multiple non-profits. He is recognized as a thought leader in youth entrepreneurship and internet connectivity - he has spoken at UN Global Goals Week, UK Houses of Parliament, Osaka City Hall, TED-X, World Innovation Summit on Education, One Young World and Start-up Grind on this topic.

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