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James Costa

Space Apps Canada

James Costa is founder of Space Apps Canada, a national initiative to bring together people, projects, organizations, and events to push the space industry forward. Combining his love for technology and civic innovation, James began organizing NASA’s Space Apps Toronto in 2012 and has since used his experience to advise other international events. James co-founded Positive Gear, an organization that speaks and works with youth to empower them towards positive change, and is on the Board of Directors for the Trek for Teens Foundation, an organization that raises funds and awareness for youth homelessness across Canada. Presently, James is a part of the Product team at TWG. Previously, James ran Phuse, a digital user experience agency through which he has helped teams at NASA, AT&T, Amazon, Facebook, and international financial institutions to build the future of web and mobile.