Aaron Bent, PhD


Dr. Bent is a serial entrepreneur of emerging technology companies, with 20 years of experience founding or as an executive commercializing disruptive technology across a broad range of markets including defense, automotive, energy efficiency, solar, clean metals production, and telecommunications.  Following his Aeronautics Ph.D. at MIT, he founded his first company in optical telecommunications, which was later acquired, and went on to hold roles as VP Marketing & Business Development, VP Sales, GM, and CEO. He has been involved with raising close to $100M for his companies, established operations overseas, and been involved with negotiating partnerships with some of the world’s largest companies, including Honda, Thomson CV, JDSU, Michelin, BP, Mitsui, and others.