Ben Larson is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and startup adviser based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Gateway, the cannabis startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley, and recently became CEO of Nanogen Labs, a nanoemulsion technology company. Additionally, Ben is a Director and Mentor for the Founder Institute, where he formerly managed global operations and helped grow the program into over 100 cities around the world. He’s also active on several boards inside and out of the cannabis industry. He’s an active Mentor and Senior Advisor to the non-profit Youth Business USA and a Board Member of Playworks. Ben was recently named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 by the San Francisco Business Times.