We tell the untold stories of the human journey

NextDayBetter is a new type of media and storytelling platform for diaspora communities. Through storytelling and community activation, we tell the untold stories of migrant communities across the globe and call them to action to solve today’s greatest challenges.

We believe in

Global citizenship

Migration is a benefit to humanity.

Storytelling and collaborations

Anchored in trust, respect, and empathy.

Inclusive excellence

Diverse communities, thinking, and storytelling is key to creating a better world.

Outside the box doing

Technology breakthroughs combined with curious minds can lead to powerful solutions.

Measurable action

over good intentions.

We tell stories that inspire action & create impact

We are storytellers + community organizers + data scientists + designers + technologists + seasoned entrepreneurs.

Ryan Letada

A Filipino diaspora member born in Kuwait, raised in the Bronx, NY. Serial Entrepreneur, Fulbright Fellow, Google Next Gen Leader, and Posse Foundation Scholar.

Jorge Fontanez

Puerto Rican. First Movers Fellow at the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program. Clinical Professor of Marketing at Bard MBA in Sustainability.

Candice Quimpo

Editorial consultant and writer based in Manila, Philippines, working with startups, social enterprises, and other creative ventures.

Armand Quimpo

Tells stories through the moving image, drawing from years of experience in commercial video production. Illustrator, motion designer, film director, and musician.

Pampy Mañalac
Art Director

Art director, illustrator, designer all rolled into one zany package. Seven years of solid experience in advertising marked with awards and pitch wins. A mental health advocate helping share stories through art.

Audrey Faith Pacheco
Senior Design Associate

Illustrator and Designer. Started as a visual artist participating in various exhibitions in Metro Manila. Transitioned to digital design and has continued to work in the advertising and creative industry.

Mariah Reodica

A filmmaker, musician, and writer born in Manila, Philippines. Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Film, Cum Laude, from the University of the Philippines.

Alice Sarmiento
Associate Storyteller

Writer, educator, and occasional seamstress from Quezon City, Philippines. Co-founded Grrrl Gang Manila and was a Fellow at the Japan Foundation Curatorial Development Program and a Cultural Journalism Fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart8.

Our Advisors

Michael Ainslie
Former CEO of Sotheby’s and Chair Emeritus Posse Foundation

Austin Fragomen
President of Fragomen, LLC.

Monique Nelson
President + Chair of UWG

Roland Navarro
VP of SparkRevenue, CEO of Kumu Technologies

Cecilia Pagkalinawan
CEO of BRWN Media

Our Partners

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“This campaign centers marginalized voices that too often get overlooked in the media. Our collaboration with Census Counts inspired us to design stories that are not only inclusive, but also intersectional. We believe that whether you are a Latinx labor organizer from an immigrant family or transgender woman of color on the autism spectrum, being seen in media gives dignity to everyone — not just those who participated in this campaign, but to everyone else who will see themselves in these stories.”, says Ryan Letada

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Our Founder, Ryan Letada was recently interviewed by Monocle Magazine’s Daily Radio Show regarding relief efforts in New York City and new technologies for disaster response. He shares creatives ways to support relief efforts from attending Jeepney and Maharlika’s fundraiser today to donating your time and talent to develop apps that support Philippines education and relief effort1s in our Hackathon this weekend.

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“The global Filipino Diaspora is a hub and inspiration for world-changing ideas that pushes humanity forward.”, says Ryan Letada, NextDayBetter CEO and Co-Founder. “This global speaker and action series is designed to celebrate and amplify the impact of these ideas.”

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“It is actually easy to find these world-changing people from our community that are leading the way in tech, in creativity, in different industries and we are contributing more, not just for the Philippines but for the entire world,” Ryan Letada, founder of Next Day Better, said.

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