Innovators Network

Hideyuki Inoue (井上英之) - Co-founder & CEO, INNO-Lab International Inc. & Founder, SVP Tokyo

Inoue joined ETIC (Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities), which fosters entrepreneurship among people in their 20s, in 2001. ETIC initiated EIP (Entrepreneurial Internship Program), which sends students as interns to venture companies. He founded the Social Venture Center within ETIC and started the annual “Style” prize in 2004, Japan’s first social venture business plan competition for the young generation. He also established a fund called the “Tokyo Social Ventures,” where individual partners contribute their time, knowledge, and funding in order to nurture social entrepreneurship. There are currently 40 partners in the fund. Tokyo Social Ventures became ETIC’s first affiliate outside of North America in October, 2006.

He is the supervising translator of David Bornstein’s book How to Change the World, which will is set to be published by Diamond Inc., Japan’s leading business books publisher, in the near future. He is also writing his own book on social entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining ETIC, he worked for the Washington D.C. city government in the field of Performance Measurement and Andersen Consulting as a corporate strategy consultant.

He is a graduate of Keio University and received his master’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University.

He was an NPO fellow (2004-2005) of the Center for Global Partnership and worked at Social Venture Partners International in Seattle as part of his fellowship.

He is also an assistant professor at Keio University, teaching classes about social entrepreneurship, social enterprise and investment, and public management.

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