My Design Quotient
How might we support web entrepreneurs in launching and growing sustainable global businesses?
How might we increase the availability of affordable learning tools & services for students in the developing world?
How can we equip young people with the skills, information and opportunities to succeed in the world of work?
How can we improve sanitation and better manage human waste in low-income urban communities?
How can we raise kids' awareness of the benefits of fresh food so they can make better choices?
What global challenge do you think innovation leaders should work to solve right now?
How might we identify and celebrate businesses that innovate for world benefit – and inspire other companies to do the same?
How can technology help people working to uphold human rights in the face of unlawful detention?
""Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them." Albert Einstein"
James is the founder of design startup http://assmbly.com that aligns his interests in entrepreneurship with cutting edge digital design and manufacturing. Beginning his studies in architecture at University College Dublin, James worked for three of the world's leading architects and taught M.Arch students in digital design. After spending one year at the Architectural Association in London, James decided to pursue an alternative path starting successfully on Kickstarter and recieving a grant from Startup-Chile. Invited to speak on entrepreneurship and design at General Assembly, Google Campus and various leading universities, James is a proponent of how design is re-shaping commerce. He filters his thirst for generalist knowledge as an avid fan and top contributor to OpenIdeo amd TED, also co-organising TEDxLondon and advising TEDxDublin. When not working, James is a keen outdoor endurance swimmer. He attempted the Channel Swim from England to France, but was unfortunately dragged by strong currents in the wrong direction towards Holland, abandoning the attempt 36km from shore.