Steven Dean

Partner, Prehype



Steven Dean is a partner at Prehype, a venture development firm that helps large organizations innovate like startups. Prehype brings the creativity and exhilaration of a startup venture into big company structures by tapping into organization’s domain expertise and distribution power. Prehype has offices in New York, London, Copenhagen and Rio. A designer, entrepreneur and educator, Steven has built new ventures, products and services for some of the most innovative health and wellness consumer brands. His particular area of expertise addresses how behavior change, technology and design are used to shape how we make changes at the individual, societal and organizational levels. A leader in the field of service design, behavior change, quantified self and health innovation, he is a frequent speaker at industry forums and academic institutions and has served as adjunct professor at Rhode Island School of Design and Parsons and regularly lectures at NYU ITP.

MFA, Furniture Design, Rhode Island School of Design, 1996
BA Mathematics, Baylor University, 1986



Service Entrepreneurship