Social Innovators

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Posted on Thursday November 10th, 2016 by Melissa Golden

VIA’s Social Innovation Community Continues to Grow

This summer, our Social Innovation team strengthened the VIA ecosystem by welcoming 5 participants from our Asia Program partners on our 2 Exploring Social Innovation immersions in the Bay Area. Along with 28 participants from across Asia, we welcomed our

Posted on Wednesday May 11th, 2016 by Kazuya Aoshima, VIA Next Innovators Tokyo
Alumni News Japan Reunion

VIA Alumni Reunion Event

Next Innovators Tokyo (NIT) is an alumni group for those who participated in VIA’s ESI and DSI programs. They recently teamed up with the Japan Alumni Committee (JAC) to hold an alumni reunion event in Tokyo. -What motivated you to

Posted on Saturday December 5th, 2015 by Melissa Golden
Soccer Innovation

Soccer & Social Innovation?

“Before I joined DSI, I was only a soccer coach for high-school students. ‘I want to change myself,’ I thought.” And that was just what Ryoma Tanaka did. A law student at Keio University, he still coaches soccer for high-school

Posted on Monday October 5th, 2015 by Melissa Golden

What did we do this summer?

Tiyi, [our first participant from France!] now studying at the International School of Asia, Karuizawa in Japan, shares a rundown of all the things she did and learned at ESI this summer. Thanks for bringing all your insights and ideas,

Posted on Wednesday September 9th, 2015 by Melissa Golden

No Risk, No Reward!

Part of our mini journey through Exploring Social Innovation program. Follow our two participants from Taiwan and Japan as they take the paperclip challenge through the streets of San Francisco reaching out to strangers and making some luck!