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Hi, my name is Shashi Jain. I am a Portland-based entrepreneur, innovation leader, and strategic thinker.  I most recently served at Intel Corporation as a Senior Strategic Innovation Manager, pathfinding new applications in Healthcare, AI for Space applications and Blockchain.  I am an experienced corporate entrepreneur with a track record of incubating ideas that go to production, using Lean Startup, Customer Development, and Rapid prototyping methodologies.  I build frameworks such as the KPI Compass, Decision Quality Canvas, and the Startup Ladder for building and measuring innovation programs.

Outside of work, I organize the Portland 3D Printing Lab community, 3D print prosthetic hands for kids via the eNABLE community, teach innovation and entrepreneurship to high school students through TYE Oregon, and actively mentor early stage startups. I am co-Founder of Makerforce, a non-profit that brings together Makers and Manufacturers to respond to emergencies like the COVID19 pandemic. We made and delivered 68,000 pieces of PPE during the height of the pandemic.

You can find more about my professional life on LinkedIn.  Everything I write on this site is my own opinion.

I am looking for my next adventure in pathfinding, incubation, or corporate innovation. I prefer deep tech companies building product. I am at my best building incubation systems that help employees transform their cutting edge ideas into internal startups. Sound like you? Start by downloading my resume here!