Ben Williams

entreprenur and investor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ben Williams

entreprenur and investor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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I'm a strategist, product owner, entrepreneur, and investor who is passionate about building scalable solutions to big problems. I was recently CEO & Co-founder of Firecracker, an adaptive learning platform that serves both medical students and their schools. Firecracker was acquired by Wolters Kluwer (Euronext: WKL) in March 2018.

Before Firecracker, I was CEO & Founder of Firefly Health, an online community for patients and caregivers to support and learn from one another. I started the company with a Co-founder of Facebook and grew it over 40,000 members. I was previously Executive Director of the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children and an Administrative Resident & Six Sigma Greenbelt at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

I was Premed and studied Biology and Health Policy at Harvard College. In a prior life, I was a professional soccer player and sponsored skateboarder.

  • Work
    • Firecracker
  • Education
    • Harvard College