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Ben Kaufman

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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and CEO, Quirky

Born: October 14, 1986, Long Island, New York

Education: Champlain College (dropped out)

Early Marker: At 18, founded mophie, an iPod accessory company.

Big Idea: Quirky, social consumer-product development via collaborative online platform, plus retailing.

Wave of the Future: Sharing economy, Internet of Things

Latest Special Reports

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    CNBC's annual study measures all 50 states on more than 60 different metrics.

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    The International Paris Air Show is celebrating its 52nd anniversary this year with the big movers and shakers in the aerospace and defense industry all attending the event.

  • International business and political leaders gather in Dalian, China for the 2017 instalment of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions.

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