Shintaro Kaido is Vice Provost for Innovation and Executive Director, Drexel Applied Innovation at Drexel University. As Drexel’s inaugural Vice Provost for Innovation, Shintaro works with Drexel’s senior leadership to chart the future course of Drexel’s innovation ecosystem. As Executive Director of Drexel Applied Innovation, Shintaro leads a team of ten professionals to expand the impact of Drexel research through tech transfer. Shintaro is a member of the Kauffman Fellows, a highly selective, global fellowship of venture capital professionals and is the first in the Fellowship’s 26-year history to be from academic tech transfer. Kauffman Fellows collectively represent $290 billion in assets under management.