Ben Solomon is the Founder and Managing Partner of FedTech, a preeminent venture accelerator focusing on deep technology. Ben founded FedTech in 2014 and has guided the firm to become an international company that catalyzes interaction between the venture world and R&D community. FedTech has worked with hundreds of deep tech ventures that have raised over $130M in private and grant funding. The firm partners with leading R&D labs inside government, academia and industry. An expert in models of technology commercialization, Ben has taught MBAs at his alma mater, the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. He previously held positions at NBC Sports and Bloomberg News. He holds a BA in History from Princeton University and an MBA from University of Maryland. Ben lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two young children. When not building deep tech ventures or taking care of kids, you can typically find him perfecting his pit BBQ skills or rooting for his hometown Cleveland Browns.