Ben Larson is a serial entrepreneur, investor, professional business coach, and startup adviser based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Gateway, the premier startup accelerator and venture fund for the burgeoning cannabis industry. In addition, Ben is also a Director and Mentor for the Founder Institute, where he formerly managed global operations and helped grow to over 100 cities around the world. An active Senior Advisor to the non-profit Youth Business USA, he also resides on several boards inside and out of the cannabis industry and travels around the world speaking and advising early stage companies. Ben’s other true love is for his family, dogs, and scotch.