Benjamin Brown started AYA in his NYC apartment in 2016 and is responsible for leading its growth and strategy, including raising $275,000 from AARP and inking partnerships with Lyft,CoachUSA and others. Prior to AYA, Ben was a consultant at Enovation Partners where he worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop innovation strategies, invest in cleantech startups, and evaluate market entry opportunities. Before working with some of the world’s largest companies, Ben advised clean energy startup companies as a Manager at non-profit Clean Energy Trust (CET). At CET, Ben oversaw the development of a multimillion-dollar public-private investment fund and advised dozens of startups leading to millions of dollars in follow on funding. Ben studied Physics and Eastern Religion at Middlebury College.