Jay Silver

Founder and CEO, JoyLabz/MakeyMakey

Jay Saul Silver is the Founder/CEO of JoyLabz/MakeyMakey. He was the first ever Maker Research Scientist at Intel Labs. He made many creative platforms such as Drawdio (Time’s Top 15 Toys for Young Geniuses) and MaKey MaKey (Kickstarted for $568,106, Pop Sci best of ToyFair). Jay has been a speaker at many TED events, PopTech, VM World, etc. He has exhibited internationally at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Exploratorium, Ars Electronica, etc.

Jay studied electrical engineering at Georgia Tech where he was named Engineer of the Year. He was awarded a Gates Scholarship to earn a master’s in Internet Technology from Cambridge University. He also holds a master’s in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab where he was an NSF Fellow. He has a PhD from MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten where he won a Lemelson Student Prize for Inventiveness.