Benjamin J. Vann brings over a dozen years of professional expertise in finance, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and impact investing, combined with deep grass root social sector experience in community organizing, civic engagement, and non-profit management. He is founder and CEO of Impact Ventures, a non-profit organization and start-up accelerator dedicated to creating diverse and inclusive tech ecosystems in North Texas and beyond. Focusing on the tech pipeline, Impact Ventures works to close the income & wealth gap for women and minorities through tech career pathways, inclusive entrepreneurship, and venture capital. Benjamin has been recognized both locally and nationally as a results-oriented change maker and thought leader for his business insight, strategy, collaborative cross-sector approach, and unique skillset.