Yoshi Okamoto is Founder and Executive Director of SZIV, based in Silicon Valley and Greater Tokyo. SZIV is situated within a K-12 learning community as a learning science/engineering research venture, as well as an innovation fund. SZIV works in partnership with startups and researchers around the globe, and brings innovative approaches to understanding and changing the way the world learns. A critical aspect of these collaborations is a focus on practical and scalable outcomes that can impact students' academic performance and empower teachers, even after the research is completed. Yoshi acts as an EdTech Advisory Board Member, Advisor, Ambassador as well as Mentor for startup communities in the US, Southeast Asia and Europe, and advises multiple startups.