Ben Way - Credentials

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Ben Way Millennium Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Young Gun 2007

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Welcome to my credentials pack, this pack is intended as a reference for companies working with myself and the Rainmakers.

The pack itself was created as part of a Visa application to the United States of America under the O1 visa program for “Aliens of exceptional ability” as part of this process you have to demonstrate exceptional abilities through seven criteria. You will notice that the language used throughout the application is both repetitive and exaggerated, please understand this is what the US consulate expect and does not represent the language I would use to describe myself or my companies.

Yours Sincerely

Ben Way

US : - 401 E. Las Olas Blvd | Suite 1400 | Ft. Lauderdale | Florida | 33301 | USA | Tel : +001(954) 790 7580 | Fax : 001(888) 397 3570 UK : Bedford Chambers| Covent Garden |WC2E 8HA | UK |Tel : +44207 240 66 11 | Fax : +44207 240 66 44

Email : ben@makingrain.com | Web : www.makingrain.com | Wiki : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Way


Ben Way

UK: 25 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DS

USA: 401 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301

Tel : + 44 207 240 6611 Fax : + 44 207 031 8151 www.makingrain.com ben@makingrain.com

Tel : +001 954 790 7580

About Ben Way

After running a number of successful companies when he was younger Ben Way now takes an equity and consultancy role in various companies developing business concepts, and developing Intellectual Property. Primarily involved with social software and disruptive technologies; his eighteen years in technology and fourteen years of business experience allows him to quickly and effectively combine this experience to deliver new concepts and innovations for the companies he works with.

Awards

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New Business Millennium Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Young Gun 2007

Roles

Consulting for the Executive Office of the President of the United States for Martin N Baily Chairmen of Council of Economic Advisers, on the effect of 3G technology on US economy.

Intellectual property development for 3 Group, a 3rd generation application provider. Developing and enhancing applications to use wireless devices.

RITTS European Small and Medium sized business development group: Developing unique concepts to help small and medium sized business. A multi million pound European funded project in conjunction with British Telecom.

Consulting to the UK government’s(DTI) policy making forum on e-commerce.

Consulting to the US Embassy(UK) on differences between the UK-US economy to the top economic policy makers in the US including Under Secretary For Economic Affairs, Robert Shapiro.

Lecturing for Imperial Collage, London on entrepreneurship and business investment.

Consulting for the Imperial Collage entrepreneurial department.

Companies

The Rainmakers Ltd – Managing Director 2002 - Present  Created one of the leading innovation and corporate venturing companies.  Established 31 separate commercial enterprises


Consulted for companies such as 118 118 and BT

Brightstation Ventures Ltd - CIO 2007 - 2008  $100 million investment fund  Chief Innovations Offices  Invested in companies such as Shiny Media The Rotch Property Group – Investment Consultant 2002  £4 Billion Pound Investment/Property group.  Due-Diligence.  Acquisitions and Mergers technology support Stresserve Ltd - CTO 2001- 2002  Created entire specification  Project managed the development  Created international static partnerships NetB2B2 Plc – Executive Director 2001- 2002  Created entire specification  Project managed the development  Created international static partnerships Pulsar Ltd - CEO 1999- 2001  Came up with concept.  Developed business plans and direction.  Negotiated Millions of pounds of Venture Capital Quad Computer Consultancy Ltd – Managing Director 1995- 1999  Founded the company  Acquired Seed Investment  Sold to business partner

Business Interests

Viapost – Founder Traffic Spaces – Advisors FuelMyApp -Founder FuelMyBlog – Advisor SendSocial –Founder BoostCTR – Advisor CheckedProfile.Org - Founder CheckedResume –Founder Candy Shake – Advisor Climate Capital – Advisor Adretweeted - Advisor Go Green Plumbing – Investor GoDine – Advisor YQ Vending – Advisor BraveNewTalent – Investor LeafLog – Investor Smarta – Advisor 2


Newspepper – Advisor Friendsabroad(sold) – Advisor Stem – Founder Curious Generation – Advisor Hoursesmouth – Advisor

Supported Charities

Social Firms (Patron) Edge (Advisor) Anne Frank (Judge) Edge Ice (Judge) Make Your Mark (Judge) Unlimited (Judge) Pedro Club (Significant Donation) Nesta (Advisor)

Publications

Telegraph Business Blogger How to be a Teenage Millionaire City AM Columnist 2005-2006

Media

“Technology Expert” Sky News “3 Minute Wonder- Robotics” Channel 4 “Secret Millionaire changed my life” Channel 4 “Secret Millionaire” Channel 4 “Strong Suit” Details Magazine USA “His Way” front Page Business Magazine Group “Dyslexia Rules KO” Independent on Sunday “From rags to riches” Kilroy,BBC2 “Secret life of the Jetsetter main focus, Documentary, Fox Network, International Distribution “The Business”, Documentary, Major BBC production. “NTBC”, Documentary, ITN, International Distribution. “The Big Breakfast”, Internet Expert. “Director Magazine”, Piece on Entrepreneurs “The Big Breakfast”, Interview. ITV, International Distribution. “The Clever Money”, One of eight Featured, Sunday Times Magazine, Four page piece. “Interview with Trevor McDonald” “Esther”, BBC2 “GMTV”, Young Entrepreneur Of The Year story. “Sky News”, Interviewed “BBC World News”, Feature

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Dear Sir/madam,

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I can confirm that Ben Way was employed by Brightstation Ventures between February 2007 and March 2008 he was paid £250,000 per year prorated and offered an additional £250,000 in stock options bring the total value of the package to £500,000 per year for full time engagement.

Yours Sincerely

Shaa Wasmund CEO Brightstation Ventures LLC

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