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Ben Pidgeon

Vision Tech Angels
Executive Director
Ben joined VisionTech in 2016 as the organization’s first executive director and is charged with expanding VisionTech’s role in Indiana and across the Midwest supporting startups, innovation, commercialization, and job creation. Each year, he and his screening committee review up to 400 startups, selecting 12 to 15 to “pitch” to VisionTech’s network of 130 +/- accredited angel investors. Under Ben’s leadership VisionTech Angels has expanded to six chapters: Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Dayton, OH; and a physician-only group, AngelBOM. VisionTech’s investment portfolio stands at 29 companies, many of which are headquartered in Indiana and in the life sciences. Prior to joining VisionTech, Ben spent 15 years in the banking industry and is a former president of the Venture Club of Indiana. A native of West Lafayette, IN, Ben earned a BS in Economics from Purdue University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the IU Kelley School of Business.