Benjamin (Ben) Eynon has spent the majority of his career in the semiconductor industry, over 20 years of which in executive roles over the areas of R&D engineering, high volume manufacturing, marketing, and new business development. Most recently, he has headed up business development and international contract negotiations with and for startups in the areas of advanced lithography equipment, medical patient transfer equipment, and AI-related software. Ben holds four international patents, 38 publications, and has published a book entitled, Photomask Fabrication Technology,which has become the photomask industry’s principal handbook. Ben graduated with a BS in Microelectronic Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, and is all-but-thesis for his MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. In addition to serving as a Mentor for the International Accelerator’s startup company community and the University of Texas at Austin’s NASCENT Labs, Ben has also served the community at large as a Board Member for both Breakthrough Austin and Capital IDEA Austin, and currently serves on the Board of Advisors for both Nepris Inc. and for Baylor University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.