POSTS BY: BEN ALLEN

Ben Allen

Ben Allen is a traveler, a writer and a Brit. He worked in the London startup world for a while but really prefers commenting on it than working in it. He has huge faith in the tech industry and enjoys talking and writing about the social issues inherent in its development.

Tech being used to prevent harmful algal blooms in Midwest

Tech being used to prevent harmful algal blooms in Midwest

The Midwest may be out of the reach of rising sea levels, but it’s...


Ohio tech steps in to solve opioid crisis

Ohio tech steps in to solve opioid crisis

$12 million in competitive research funds are being combined with a further $8 million...



Tech for good is starting to get serious investment and Detroit is its home

Tech for good is starting to get serious investment and Detroit is its home

Tech for good hasn’t undergone the rise we thought it might but Detroit-based investment...


ReBoot accelerator is on a mission to get 1M women back to work after a career break

ReBoot accelerator is on a mission to get 1M women back to work after a career break

ReBoot Accel launches its new online program ReBoot in 30, which provides 30 days...


Chicago’s Grubhub buys up Eat24 for $287.5 million

Chicago’s Grubhub buys up Eat24 for $287.5 million

As Yelp’s solid second quarter earnings were reported the company announced they were selling...


Ohio has been laying a stretch of autonomous car-ready highway

Ohio has been laying a stretch of autonomous car-ready highway

Ohio’s Route 33 is now home to the longest stretch of autonomous car-ready highway,...


Blockchain: not just for cryptocurrency but account management, too

Blockchain: not just for cryptocurrency but account management, too

Blockchain, the encryption software behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is now being configured for...