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The IDEO Futures podcast: where entrepreneurship meets design. We love the art and science of bringing cool stuff to life. We are designers dedicated to the notion of building to think. Our motto is always, "Don't get ready, get started!"In that spirit, we focus on getting better with each episode … read more


Episode 39: Jane Chen of Embrace Innovations on optimism, entrepreneurship and surfing

Jane Chen is the co-founder and CEO of Embrace Innovations, a social enterprise startup creating technologically innovative products for a global community of mothers and babies. Embrace Innovations recently launched Little Lotus Baby, a new line of baby products using NASA-inspired technology to keep babies at the perfect temperature so they can sleep better. Through a 1:1 model, each product sold helps a baby in a developing country with the Embrace infant warmer.

Jane joins Diego and Piper to talk about how the infant warmer came to be, the challenges she's faced, how she has adjusted the business model over time, what surfing has taught her about entrepreneurship and risk, how she stays optimistic, and so much more.

To find out more, dive into the links below:
Embrace Innovations:
Little Lotus Baby:
Hanging Zen:
Jane's column on Forbes:

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