Ben Younkman

Ben Younkman

As Regional Director of Europe at Village Capital, Ben works on bringing Village Capital’s tools, network, and methodology to the European region to support mission-driven entrepreneurs and grow the existing impact economy.

He’s particularly interested in exploring how transformative technology intersects with impact and increases access to essential services, and has proudly led over 20 programs while at Village Capital ranging from financial inclusion, sustainable housing, refugee solutions, access to internet, and under-represented founders.

Prior to joining Village Capital, Ben worked in sustainable tourism in Latin America, with education in the U.S. and Asia, as a documentary anthropologist in Peru, and as a consultant for social enterprises globally.

Outside of work, Ben is an avid runner, aspiring (struggling) cook, podcast aficionado, and horticulture enthusiast. Ben received a Masters in International Business from The Fletcher School at Tufts, and is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara.

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    Village Capital
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    Regional Director, Europe