Jonathan Beschen is Investment Director, IT Investment Group at Ben Franklin where he serves as the first contact with potential investments. Jon has a strong instinct for developing relationships with passionate people and finding ways to collaborate on creative ideas. He serves on many local advisory boards and is a familiar face in the local tech startup scene. Before starting at Ben Franklin, Jon ran local technology consultancy SparkNET Technologies, which developed and invested in cutting edge tech startups. He is also a founding member of a local economic development non-profit, Liberty Valley Initiative.