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James C. Hung

James C. Hung is the Founder and CEO of The Hive. The Hive is a global venture consulting firm comprised of business, technology, and nonprofit gurus, entrepreneurs, and strategic partners worldwide.  Mr. Hung has performed client engagements in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.  As one example, he catalyzed one of China’s first critically acclaimed Web search engines.  Prior to The Hive, Mr. Hung also worked in California for the start-ups Worlds, Inc., the first 3-D VRML community platform, and Instructional Systems, Inc., a pioneering e-Learning company.  Mr. Hung recently concluded being the first Entrepreneur in Residence at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  In this capacity, Mr. Hung provided venture capital and venture philanthropy insight, ideation, and strategy.  Prior to that, Mr. Hung was appointed to the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, Public Linkages Task Force during the Clinton Administration.  Mr. Hung also served as an Official Representative to the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, 1996 Habitat II, and 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. Mr. Hung holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts with High Honors from the University of California at Berkeley.  Mr. Hung is also the recipient of the International Foundation for Education & Self-Help Fellowship (Africa), Ohrbach Fellowship, TECRO Scholarship (Taiwan), Warren Weaver Fellowship and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship.  He grew up in Memphis, TN and attended high school in Alabama at Indian Springs School.