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Jay Chang

Jay Chang

Partner, Head of Product Innovation


Jay is a Partner & Head of Product Innovation at Sidebench, an LA based Corporate Innovation Lab, and an advisor to the USC Blackstone Launchpad Incubator (IncubateUSC). He's also an avid foodie, chef, & influencer @BehindTheKnife on Instagram which he grew to a 30k+ organic following over the past 18 months. Sidebench (Inc ...






Partner, Head of Product Innovation

Sidebench is a corporate innovation lab & venture studio dedicated to identifying, developing, and launching strategic technology solutions for our corporate partners.

As Head of Product Innovation his focus has been on identifying the best use cases for emerging technologies in our client's businesses. Understanding and communicating practical applications for Blockchain, IoT, AR/VR, Machine Learning, Mobility, and Automation projects across a variety of industries.

Corporate Partners Include: Red Bull, Facebook, Oakley, Andreessen Horowitz, NBC Universal, Sony, Cedars Sinai, Inland Empire Health Plan, & Pabst Blue Ribbon

~ Named One of the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (#329)
~ Top 5 Enterprise App & Web Developers in America (
~ Top 5 Mobile App Developers in Los Angeles (AppIndex; SourcingLine)
~ Most Promising Enterprise Mobility Solution Providers (CIO Review Magazine)

Like design thinking, the Lean Startup approach surfaces a key process improvement that is essential to leading fast growing innovative companies: Build, Measure, Learn - Repeat. Fail fast to mitigate risk driving incremental improvement leveraging Lean

Traditionally, large enterprise companies spend countless resources on bloated R&D cycles and potentially miss market opportunities when trying to ite


University of Southern California

Product Venture Consultant

- Mentor and advise university student and alumni startup ventures in business strategy, product development, and go to market strategies
- Define and analyze key performance metrics to improve their product; from conversion funnel optimization to growth stage enhancements of user experience.
- Drive the growth of the USC entrepreneur ecosystem development and external fundraising.
- Manage and Develop the IncubateUSC portal from the ground up: the definitive guide to the entrepreneurial ecosystem at USC.