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About > Management Team > Ben Preston


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Ben is currently a Senior studying Entrepreneurship graduating in the spring of 2014. He has completed co-ops at two startup companies and is now finishing up his third co-op with Akamai Technologies. His passion for start ups and the entrepreneurial community has led to his involvement with IDEA.

He has been involved with IDEA since April of 2012 and is now the head coach. He enjoys working on both ends of the spectrum with ventures whether that be with Go stage ventures getting ready for funding or early stage ventures at the venture workshops. Ben specializes in business development and business strategy. More specifically, he has had a lot of experience with the gap fund process and works closely with ventures that are preparing to apply and pitch for the gap fund. 

Outside of IDEA, Ben is an avid Boston sports fan and also loves to ski, golf, and anything else that involves being outdoors.