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Ben is a Product Manager in the Innovation Lab's Education Team. He is currently building Rocket Fund, a crowdfunding platform for schools, designed to enable more students to access the latest technology and find out what works in the classroom.

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.