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Ben Patz develops entrepreneurial technology companies in aerospace systems engineering, information technology, and electronic systems. He is currently Managing Partner at DeepWork Capital (formerly the FAN Fund), focused on early-stage technology investment in Florida.

Ben has a diverse engineering background with particular interest in artificial intelligence and data analytics. He was principal investigator on a number Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants relating to the application of Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks to decision systems. His roles have included highly technical positions to executive leadership positions in multi-thousand person organization, but he currently spends his time helping to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Florida.

He received the University of Central Florida’s Professional Achievement Award for the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) in 2006 and 2016, and was recognized as a CECS distinguished alumni in 2011.