Open Innovation Delivery Manager, Barclays
Ben currently works in Open Innovation at Barclays, where he is responsible for delivering on the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars – a 13-week intensive program for early stage growth driven companies, aimed at bringing innovation into the bank. Since Ben joined the team the accelerator program now takes a 2 per cent equity stake as well as partnering with the companies on their product. As a result Ben has had experience with more than 20 individual projects in the innovation space ensuring smooth interactions between startups and the internal processes of a big bank. Previously to this role Ben has worked in industry translation, marketing, software development and project management across multiple parts of the business in Frankfurt, London, Northampton (UK) and New York.