Chris Benson

Chris Benson

AFWERX

PANEL :
How the Govt is Attempting to Reach Non-Traditional Problem Solvers

Chris Benson is an acquisitions officer in the US Air Force who has spent his career focusing on non-traditional pathways for the DoD to acquire new capabilities. Chris has worked across all types of projects, from a $100 Billion program with the largest companies in defense, to working with thousands of small businesses per year. Chris was on the founding teams of AFWERX, the Air Force Accelerator Program, and AFVentures. Prior to joining the Air Force, Chris received his PhD from MIT, worked at a Venture Capital firm, and founded a hardware company.