About The Founder

Benjamin Gage

Benjamin Gage is a 7th generation textile apparel professional, a 4th generation manufacturer and 2nd generation sport professional, evolved into a serial innovator early in his career. Today he is a versatile entrepreneur and talent with a long history working on the cutting edge while assuming risk and leading others in collaborations. His development and commercialization support of new brands, patents and systems changes led to significant savings, values and multiĀ­million dollar acquisitions for others.

Benjamin led and supported dozens of product development and launch operations in multiple verticals including technology, performance apparel, smart textiles, sport tech, medical device wearables and resort sport properties.

Core Competencies

  • Innovation
  • Start-Up Leadership
  • Technology Transfer
  • Emerging & Global Brands
  • Value Chain
  • Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Skills

  • Team Building
  • Product Development & Launch
  • PLM (Product LifeCycle Management)
  • SasS Technology
  • IP (Intellectual Property) Strategy

Education

  • Wake Forest University, BA
  • WFU MBA School of Business, Angell Center of Entrepreneurship BDI Graduate.

Career Partners & Affiliates

  • NCSU, Executive in Residence at the Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures
  • Duke, Pratt School of Engineering
  • WFU School of Business
  • Bio Tech Center of North Carolina
  • Center for Bio Medical Engineering (NC State and UNC)
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Clemson Apparel Research Center
  • Indiana University, School of Instructional Systems Technology
  • USC School of Retail
  • Sea Pines Company – Sport Properties
  • Burlington Industries Menswear
  • Wilson Sporting Goods
  • Rossignol Sport of France
  • JC Penny Department Stores
  • Macy’s Department Stores
  • Southern Tide