James Gupta

James Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO of Synap was a Medical student at the University of Leeds. He and fellow student, Omair Vaiyani, designed an app to make revision for exams fun, interactive and impactful. Together they formed Synap, an award-winning start-up based in Leeds, but with clients all over the world, now employing 13 members of staff. It was also named as one of the ‘Top 10 British AI companies to Watch’ by Business Insider.  

Whilst studying at Leeds, James had the opportunity to take part in the CEES social enterprise module for medical students and had access to the business advice and mentorship available at Spark.  He also had access to office space in the university’s business incubator.   

In 2020 we welcomed James back as an Enterprise Ambassador.  In this role, James has mentored students, given advice to Spark students, provided a masterclass on app development to MSc students and spoken at our Q&A Enterprise Panel about his experiences leading the growth of Synap.  You can find out more here.