Product Manager, Innovation Lab

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Innovation Lab

Join Date

June 2016

What I do

Ben is a Product Manager in the Innovation Lab's Education Team. He is currently working on building a product to bridge the gap between schools and the technology sector.


Ben has a background in tech startups, marketing and strategy consultancy.

He has a BSc in Environmental Science and International Development from the University of East Anglia. He has lived in Australia, Fiji, Sweden and USA, completed a graduate scheme at TUI Travel and worked as a strategy consultant for many large organisations.

However, his real passion is building new businesses. So far he’s launched 6 startups, including: a travel company in America, a film production company, an international film club and an online marketplace for handmade chocolates. Unfortunately the chocolate marketplace didn't work commercially, but did provide lots of wonderful ways to satisfy his cravings.

Outside of work he's into cycling, paragliding and scuba diving. He also runs the Adventure Travel Film Club, on a mission to bring outdoor inspiration to the city.

We visited one of the schools that took part in the pilot stage of our crowdfunding platform, Rocket Fund, to find out what impact the items had. Here is Donna’s story
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Friday, 31 March 2017
In January 2017, we completed the first pilot of Rocket Fund. Ten pioneering teachers helped us test the idea of a crowdfunding platform just for schools.
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Three weeks ago we launched a pilot crowdfunding platform just for schools. Here's a summary of the projects.
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Thursday, 5 January 2017
Take part in our innovation workshops and help us bridge the gap between schools and the tech sector.
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016