2021 speakers

Jay Jacobs


Jay Jacobs is a parallel entrepreneur. He is skilled in finding and developing IP monetization opportunities, especially within the manufacturing industry. Jacobs started RAPID Manufacturing in 2001 and over 17 years, the firm grew to be the world’s largest prototype sheet metal and second-largest prototype CNC machining business. RAPID’s acquisition by ProtoLabs was a 9-figure exit backed by its strategic patent portfolio development.

Jay is also a founder Paperless Parts.  Paperless Parts provides state-of-the-art software platform that allows job shops and contract manufacturers of any size to effortlessly manage and streamline operations, improve customer service, and grow their businesses.  Paperless parts recently announced a $30M series B funding round.

Jay is an active seed and angel round investor in technology startups.  He is also the is the majority shareholder of an IP monetization company focused on digital manufacturing. 

Jay holds a BSME in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate of EO’s MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program.

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