Ben Bechar


British-born entrepreneur & social engineer
with a passion for building products
that make it easier for people to connect
in a more meaningful & useful way.


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Here are some things I've done

Companies & Projects

Social Workplace Design

I expanded my work around engineering serendipity to create more connections by researching and developing an analytical approach to quantifying the social characteristics of physical environments. This included visiting and capturing data from 120+ coworking spaces and writing about my insights in easy to understand posts on
Thomas Bekkers


As part of my work on quantifying human connection, I completed a Social Environment Analysis project focused on measuring and increasing the strength of shared office communities. This included designing an algorithm that reallocated seating based on matching behavior patterns in order to increase the probability of relationships forming.
Sarah Smith


In my late 20s, I founded Maslow, a social conversations App designed to get people talking. It used personalized question feeds to encourage friends to discover new information about each other, triggering new and more meaningful conversations.
Clair Edwards

Dating Devs

Dating Devs was dating coaching which initially focused on helping programmers navigate the New York dating scene. Instead of basing it on my experiences, I interviewed over 400  men and women in NY about their dating experiences to better understand the key problems people were encountering.
Thomas Bekkers


At 25, I moved to New York and founded Eshac, a social network for unsigned musicians that captured music fan's behavior on the site to predict which artists or bands could be commercially viable.
Sarah Smith


After university, I joined Promethean (an international EdTech company), where I developed a pressure pen for their interactive whiteboards, before moving on to work on the ActivTable, an interactive table that allowed up to 6 children to collaborate with each other.
Clair Edwards

Created For Fun

Smart Umbrella Stand

I designed and built an umbrella stand which automatically lights up when it's going to rain, so I know when to grab it when I'm running out.
Thomas Bekkers

Empire State Building

I recently converted a LEGO Empire State Building into one that automatically lights up to mirror that day's colour(s) of the actual Empire Sate Building.
Sarah Smith

Stone Sculpture

To try something a little different, I took up stone carving. With just a few thousand blows of a hammer, I turned a chunk of stone into an abstract bowl.
Clair Edwards

Made When I Was Younger

Swarm Robots

For my final project in my Masters in Mechatronics and Robotic Engineering, I built a group of robots which communicated and collaborated with one another.
Thomas Bekkers

Beach Buggy

At 17, I converted a 1978 VW Beetle into a beach buggy, just as my father had done when he was younger. When it was finished, I drove my uncle to his wedding in it.
Sarah Smith

Model Traction Engine

At 16 as part of my DT class, I built a model traction engine (like the one above) from scratch, including casting the wheels, machining the piston and welding the boiler.
Clair Edwards

A Few of my Firsts

First Time Coding

When I was 13, I went to computer summer camp where we learnt the basics of coding and built my first game. I was hooked and went back the following year.
Thomas Bekkers

First Company & "Exit"

When I was 12, I bought some DJ equipment, started "Party-On", and spent my weekends being hired for entertainment at people's parties. After running it for a few years, my friend bought the equipment and took over.
Sarah Smith

First "Invention"

When I was 10, I sent an early "invention" (idea) to the BBC. It was a robotic (spelt "robotik") replacement heart to help people live longer. And of course most importantly, "If shot in the heart it will not harm you".
Clair Edwards
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