SpaceCom 2022
JANUARY 10–12, 2022
All sessions are listed in Eastern Standard Time

Benjamin Patz

Managing Partner
Deepwork Capital/Florida Venture Forum


Mr. Patz is a Founding Partner and Managing Director at DeepWork Capital, an early stage investment firm focused on finding and supporting technology and life science startups. The firm has been in operation since October 2015. Prior to starting DeepWork Capital, Mr. Patz was Chief Operating Officer for Presidio Networked Solutions, a multi-billion-dollar Information Technology solutions provider. He joined Presidio through the acquisition of Coleman Technologies, Inc. in 2009, the firm he co-founded and ran as CEO. At CTI, he grew sales to $250M while staying active in technical pursuits such as leading the UCF/CTI team to the finals of the DARPA Urban Challenge, an autonomous vehicle competition. Mr. Patz has also been principal investigator on several SBIR grants relating to the application of Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks to control systems. He has a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MSEE degree from the University of Central Florida. He was Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award for Florida in 2002 and received UCF’s Professional Achievement Award in 2006 and 2016.

Outside work, you can usually find Ben rowing the various Florida lakes with his crew team, biking the (non existent) hills of Florida, or playing pickle ball.


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