Before founding Very in 2011, Ben served as the executive director at Ashoka Changemakers, where he spearheaded the software development of a suite of products to connect social entrepreneurs with resources. Ben continues to pursue his passion for social impact by serving as a judge for the last three years at the ASME Innovation showcase (ISHOW), a global competition for hardware-led social innovation.
During Ben’s career, he co-founded three successful startups. His first endeavor — an online education software company — secured $5+ million in seed capital, was acquired by eCampus, and resulted in Ben being named as one of Businessweek's Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs. Ben was also involved in a startup that spun out of Very called ReadyCart which was acquired by GrapeVine Logic in 2017.