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Shawn Dehpanah

Shawn Dehpanah

Executive Vice President of Corporate Innovation at Plug and Play

Shawn Dehpanah is Executive Vice President of Corporate Innovation at Plug and Play. Mr. Dehpanah is a highly accomplished, agile Market Strategy Executive, and take-charge leader who quickly overcomes profit and growth challenges with over 25 years of experience by leveraging entrepreneurial drive and market acumen for success in new market ventures and tech firms. He started his career in Silicon Valley as a software engineer before transitioning to sales, marketing, and business development roles at both startups and firmly established multinational companies (e.g. Samsung Semiconductor, Hitachi, Panasonic, Alta Vista, etc.) With more than 20 years of overseas working experience, he has a strong understanding of technology & innovation ecosystems in Asia Pacific, EMEA, and South America regions. Mr. Dehpanah received his bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science from the University of California, San Jose.

Plug And Play

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 35 locations globally, giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 30,000 startups and 500 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 700 networking events per year.