Benjamin Bathke
Benjamin Bathke
Benjamin came to Missouri all the way from Germany to get a Master's degree in Communications at Lindenwood University. In the spring of 2013, he sailed around the world on a ship with 600 college students and 10 startups, which made him realize that he wants to pursue a career at the intersection of journalism and entrepreneurship. He is an avid traveler, football player (American football, yes), and collector of new ways of thinking.


TEDxWUSTL – Rethinking Connection

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Taking Your Startup International

On Wednesday evening, Globalwise Communities founder & president Shawn Mahoney shared his expertise about taking your startup international at the TechArtista Coworking Center in St. Louis, Missouri.  Here are a few key points from the...  [Read More]

Unreasonable At Sea: Empowering People With Cooking Stoves (Part 4)

Imagine spending 30 percent of your income on cooking fuel, inhaling the equivalent of 20 cigarettes daily while preparing meals for your family, and having to send your daughter to collect fuel for hours every...  [Read More]

Unreasonable At Sea: Africa Is Hearing Again (Part 3)

Sentences of this magnitude were not surprising to anyone who participated in Unreasonable At Sea. In fact, one of the most-reiterated credos on the ship was ‘CTFW’ (Stay with me. I’ll explain the meaning at...  [Read More]

Unreasonable At Sea: A Radical Experiment In Entrepreneurship (Part 2)

Welcome back to the Unreasonable At Sea series. In the opening article I described how this extraordinary endeavor came about. This week, I will dive a little deeper and introduce you to three of the...  [Read More]

Unreasonable At Sea: A Radical Experiment In Entrepreneurship (Part 1)

One of the most valuable assets of a business accelerator is something called the island effect. Essentially, it involves spending time in close quarters with other ventures and mentors for a prolonged time, which dramatically...  [Read More]