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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.

Report: Midwest cities fail to crack NerdWallet’s top 15 for tech jobs

Report: Midwest cities fail to crack NerdWallet’s top 15 for tech jobs

While the Midwest continues to attract startups and investors as an alternative tech hub...


The Midwest takes a community approach to tech investment and projects

The Midwest takes a community approach to tech investment and projects

The growth of the tech sector in the Midwest is becoming a national priority in...



Ford throws $5M into Detroit’s Willow Run driverless car test site

Ford throws $5M into Detroit’s Willow Run driverless car test site

Ford Motor Co. has announced it will be investing $5 million into the American Center...


St. Louis Startups Roadshow: 19 startups heading to New York, Chicago and TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco

St. Louis Startups Roadshow: 19 startups heading to New York, Chicago and TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco

As St. Louis and the Midwest area become ever more important to the US...


If big tech CEOs ran for president, the Midwest would be their battleground: perspective

If big tech CEOs ran for president, the Midwest would be their battleground: perspective

There has been ample speculation about whether Mark Zuckerberg or Tim Cook might run...


Is the Midwest set to deal with retail sector growth?

Is the Midwest set to deal with retail sector growth?

The Midwest is fast becoming the nexus of the retail sector, with Amazon currently...


4 reasons why the Midwest is becoming so important to the US tech sector

4 reasons why the Midwest is becoming so important to the US tech sector

Tech news has been punctuated by stories of growth in the Midwest for a...


NASA’s 3D printing challenge in Edwards, Illinois

NASA’s 3D printing challenge in Edwards, Illinois

Over the last few years NASA has been running a competition in which companies...


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...