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Ben Edwards

Misty Robotics
Head of Community
Ben Edwards is Head of Community at Misty Robotics, a spinoff company of Sphero focused on developing personal robots for the home and office. In his role, Edwards leads all developer relations for the company.

Edwards has been in the tech industry for over 20 years and has helped found and launch several companies. Prior to Misty Robotics, Edwards was the Founder and VP of Community at SmartThings, an IoT hardware and software platform for the smart home, where he helped design the initial product, and implemented early marketing and communication strategies. SmartThings was acquired by Samsung in 2014. Edwards also founded Refactr, a web-development agency, and Minnestar, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting techies and promoting entrepreneurship and startup activity in the midwest

Edwards currently serves as a Board Member on Goodfolio, a Altruism-based nonprofit  raising funds for charities, and as an Advisor to Great North Labs, a venture fund providing capital and startup intelligence to cultivate the next generation of leading tech companies and leaders across the Upper Midwest. Additionally, Edwards serves as a Mentor to Techstars. 
Edwards graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Business, Marketing and Advertising.

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