We promote social innovation by developing entrepreneurial leaders for the next generation, provide young people with opportunities to develop their entrepreneurship and enterprising capacity.
Number of staff: 60 (Full-time staff: 35)
Address: APPLE OHMI Bldg. 4F, 1-5-7 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0041, Japan
Official Website: http://www.etic.or.jp/english/index.html
Haruo Miyagi, Founder and CEO, ETIC.
Born in 1972. Established ETIC in 1993 as a nation-wide network of studententrepreneurs and started “Entrepreneur Internship Program” in 1997. Over2,000 students have joined the long-term internship program at start-upventures and social enterprises.
Since 2001, ETIC has focused on young social entrepreneurship to find newsolutions for social problems by using business skills and personal compassion. The “NEC-ETIC Incubation Program for Social Entrepreneurs” is one of ETIC’s signature programs to assist young people to start their social businesses. Since 2011, ETIC has been supporting 95 start-up social entrepreneurs, consigned by the Cabinet Office.
After the earthquake in Tohoku, ETIC developed the “Disaster Recovery Leadership Project” to nurture and develop social entrepreneurs that will commit to rebuild Tohoku in the long term. As of Feb 2012, 74 fellows have been selected and assigned to over 30 social business leaders in Tohoku for 3 months to 1 year.
Honoured as a 2011 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Auditor of JASVE (the Japan Academic Society for Ventures and Entrepreneurs), Trustee of Japan NPO Center, and a temporary lecturer at Waseda Business School.