Ben Sanders

Co-Founder, Proof Data Technology Inc.

Role: Alumni Associate

Site: CDL-Estonia

Stream: Digital Society

From NASA’s Canadarm to the BlackBerry to CERN, as a Waterloo engineer, Ben Sanders has contributed to some of Canada’s most advanced technology both at home and abroad. As a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Ben has also helped launch 3 venture-backed tech startups: (YC S10, IPO ’22), (ex-unicorn), (TechStars ’19, acquired ’22). As a government geek, he’s helped advance policy within 3 government space agencies, 2 divisions of the UN, the Canadian Urban Institute, Banff Forum, Action Canada, and the Yukon Government.

Ben lives together with his family in an off-grid home (100% solar) near Whitehorse, Yukon.