Doga Makiura / Needs-One Co-Founder
Doga Makiura(Needs-One Ltd. Co-Founder)
Social Entrepreneur. Co-founder of Needs-One Co., Ltd.. Advisor at Lod&Be Inc.. Born in 1993, graduated from boarding school in the UK, dropout of the University of Bristol. Since 2012, led a matching business with the United Nations between farmers and the market in East Africa, mainly Rwanda. Project expanded to over 30 cooperatives and over 100 tonnes of agricultural products were passed to the UN, provided to over 100,000 people. In 2014, featured by TED as one of the 12 young people around the world. Currently, preparing for a second business in East Asia, mainly Thailand, utilizing personal data, and provide infrastructure. Also commits as a board member at an Onsen salon in Japan. Hopes to create a stock exchange market purely for social enterprises. Author of ‘Africa, Rwanda – It’s next possibility’. His Huffington Post Japan’s column has over 2800 Likes in average. In 2014, he was chosen as one of the 100 people to change Japan by AERA, and U40 Innovator by NewsPicks Paper. He also gives lectures at universities, public companies and private seminars. Visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo.