Tetsuo Kato, 2012 SIFJ

Tetsuo Kato
2012 SIFJ

Representative Director & Founder
World in Asia (WIA)

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Tetsuo’s Story

Tetsuo gained a foundational understanding of how to harness business know-how to drive effective solutions to social issues through his work at Neoteny Venture Development Co., Ltd., a venture capitol consulting team. Since then, Tetsuo has worked as a consultant with numerous non-profits in Japan and other Asian countries. At Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities (ETIC), a non-profit organization incubating start-up social entrepreneurs in Japan, Tetsuo led the incubation program for the regional replications of their entrepreneurship development model. After traveling all over Asia to learn about and lend his business development skills to local entrepreneurs, he published “Creativity of The Bottom: Innovations from the Developing Countries”, a series of case reports on Asia’s most innovative social entrepreneurs. English translation of the book is in progress.