Shintaro Kaido is Vice Provost of Research & Innovation and Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Applied Innovation, at Drexel University in Philadelphia. In this capacity, Shintaro leads Drexel's Technology Licensing and Entrepreneurial Development units to provide technology commercialization and entrepreneurial support services for Drexel faculty, postdocs, professionals staff, and graduate student innovators.
Shintaro launched Oklahoma's first startup accelerators while at i2E, a nationally recognized venture development organization (VDO) with $58M in AUM, contributing to Oklahoma's rise in Kauffman Foundation's entrepreneurship ranking among small states from #12 to #2. Shintaro led 14 seed and Series A investments for i2E while serving on the board for the investments. Shintaro's prior experience includes valuation of patents, trademarks and trade secrets as transaction advisor at Duff & Phelps, principal M&A analyst and innovation scout at Toshiba Westinghouse, and co-founder of a venture-funded university spinout Synercon Technologies from the University of Tulsa which was acquired in March 2019.
Shintaro transitioned to university innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) in 2014. Shintaro's Kauffman Fellows Thought Leadership Project is titled "Exploring the Gap Between US University Tech Transfer and the Venture Community", to help university senior leadership implement data-driven change; he is regularly consulted for his expertise in university I&E. He also appeared in the U.S. Department of State 2016 webcast for disruptive innovation and startups with viewership in over 40 countries.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Shintaro is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Shintaro and his wife Janet reside in West Philadelphia with their 2 cats and 8 bicycles.
Shintaro is a member of Class 21. He served his fellowship while at Drexel University.