Ben Larson, CEO, Nanogen

A Cal Poly Alumn, Ben Larson left the school of engineering to engage in transportation consulting before getting sucked into start-up land. He struggled through a couple of his own startups (and others) finding my passion for creating. helped grow a global startup community with the Founder Institute. Looking for a new challenge he dove into the cannabis industry with the Gateway incubator. He continues to coach and invest in startups inside and outside the cannabis industry. Always looking for a challenge, he’s now taking an additional seat as CEO on the other side of the table for a start-up in the space. He shares insights from each perspective in his monthly column, Startupland.

What Got You Here Will Not Get You There

Ben Larson, CEO, Nanogen | Dec 21, 2018

My phone rings. It's 11 PM at night.

“Ben, I need your help.” I hear on the other end of the line after sneaking into the study to begrudgingly answer the phone. It would be the third time this year that I’d received such a call. A f... Read More

Ben Larson, CEO, Nanogen

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