Smart Product Collabatorium  


A Virtual Commercializer for Founders to Scale Innovations


Read What Our Clients Are Saying!

Ben knows how to asks the tough questions, is an expert at addressing pain points, and is a strong motivator. I had the privilege of working 1:1 with him as our Mentor and Company Coach over the course of the last year, and was able to learn valuable advice from his years of startup experience, as well as his expertise in entrepreneurship. We were able to strengthen our startup's foundations and position ourselves for success with Ben in an advisory role, and are looking forward to drawing upon his skills to help us grow in the future. 

Tony Dao, Co Founder/CEO, ReactivDesigns Ergonomic Techwear

NCSU Technology Spin Out

In his business projects, Ben is an innovative and creative thinker. With his extensive background, he unites a group with his energy and invites input, which creates a firm foundation for moving a project forward.

Tara Williams, Intellectual Property Attorney

"highly recommend Ben as a coach, mentor and consultant for any new start-up or existing business. Through Ben's expert insight, feedback and guidance, I was able to take my new product from concept to commercialization in under 6 months. In addition, Ben is an all-around great guy, who listens and is compassionate about the struggles that face each new entrepreneur and business owner. He takes the time to understand the needs, desires and goals of his clients. As a result, Ben is able to provide highly effective and targeted advice that allows his clients to overcome challenges and achieve success faster than they would on their own. Ben also has an amazing network of business contacts that he can recommend for almost any need or project. Ultimately, engaging with Ben is one of the best business decisions you can make."

                         Rob Walther, President and Founder, Crowzie's Craft Designs

"I really can’t say enough about Ben’s ability to develop products and cultivate relationships with potential partners, clients and investors. When I was brought in to consult on a product he was working on, he promptly immersed me into the world of apparel and textiles without any hesitation. I immediately felt like a valued part of the team, which in turn created a sense of motivation that made for a very productive endeavor. He has a great head for business and an unmatched ability to build a team that is focused and motivated towards the task at hand. He is a pleasure to work alongside of, and I am excited at the prospect of future projects with him and his company."

                     Joel Clarke, former Sr Software Architect, Lending Tree & QwikLabel

"Ben is a real entrepreneur. He is adept at strategic planning and the creation of business plans. He has strong insight into the market. Ben has the ability to recruit and lead strong management personnel to execute business plans."
                                 Ward McKenzie, CEO, AeroHydro 3D CAD Software

    "Safe’N’Clear contracted with Ben to upgrade the infrastructure of an existing single-member LLC to a C-Corp ready for private equity. Through his network of business contacts, he recruited a strong first management team and network of supply chain resources necessary to set the stage for a successful product launch. Ben's professional guidance has generated multiple contracts and agreements which are critical to the success of Safe’N’Clear. In all his professional efforts, he supports social responsibility, the environment, and the creativity needed for out of the box thinking, emerging markets, and being competitive in the global economy.
                      Dr Anne McIntosh, Inventor/Founder, Safe'n'Clear Medical Device

    I have worked with Ben on a number of company start-ups and client projects. As a 
    C-Level coach, mentor and leader, Ben builds the team and fosters a collaborative environment focusing on communication, leadership, and executing all the small biz processes needed for quick commercial success. Ben's core value contribution is in meticulously setting the stage for entrepreneurs and founders in securing and guiding the necessary resources to launch new products and create value.
                 Tom McCabe, Principal, The McCabe Group CFO Consulting