Entrepreneur, Inventor, Writer

Ben Ashpole – Entrepreneur, Inventor, Writer Benjamin C. Ashpole possesses a unique ability to obtain nontraditional/alternative funding. Acquainted with obtaining nontraditional funding through a variety of means, he is especially knowledgeable of gaining access to funds through federal and state grants, crowd-funding and non-profit resources. Ben currently advises companies seeking alternative funding. As an entrepreneur, he knows utilizing these avenues are beneficial not only to monetary success, but also to the personal success and happiness most entrepreneurs are ultimately seeking. Ben has leveraged grants from state and federal governments enabling him to fund his ventures without the loss of equity. Bashpole Software, Inc., is in the software realm, involving web and mobile apps that distill intelligence from large data sets. Bashpole Inventions, has patent-pending consumer products derived from a love of late night tinkering. A person with purpose, you can often find him motivating entrepreneurs around the Philadelphia, PA and Warsaw, IN areas. Ben would like to encourage you to reach out and say hello as he appreciates the opportunity to share his wisdom with others sharing his interests.

09 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Aquaponics Internships 2014

The Art and Science of Invention Bashpole Inventions, Inc. is a North Webster, IN based “garage-style startup” that has patented and brought to market two products. Benjamin Ashpole, the founder, also runs a software company with employees scattered across the country. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League) in Computer […]

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The Secret Language – Chapter 1 – v00 – On One

CHAPTER 1 (This is a draft in progress.  It’d be great to have your feedback; please comment, below.) We’re Number 1! There can only be one. One is the loneliest number. One ring to rule them all. Someone, everyone, no one, none. When conveying rank, dominance, solidarity, or unity, the number “1” is more than […]

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The Secret Language – Chapter 0 – v01 – Why

CHAPTER 0: Why There’s a four-letter word that slightly more than 9 out of 10 people I know have a visceral negative reaction to. It conjures pain, humiliation, or at mildest triggers a neural shutdown safety-valve. That word is math. Did you feel it? Static scurried across the screen. A high pitch tone drowned out […]

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28 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

DAH s01e01: The Welcome of One Person

DAH s01e01:  The Welcome of One Person

In this first episode, I interview Grant in Goshen, Indiana and learn how much a single person can effect the direction of one’s place and sense of home.

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11 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

How to Get a Job at a Startup

Recently I’ve had people from someone with years of Fortune 50 sales experience to an Ivy League medical resident to a grad student in architecture to an undergrad in education to a cake decorator all ask me the same question. As an employer, how do I decide who I want to hire: what am I […]

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28 April 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Nontraditional Funding Definitions

Nontraditional funding, also termed, alternative funding is an intuitive means to gain financial assistance.  Funding sources gained by means other than resources such as banks, VCs, angels, or friends and family can typically be lumped into an example of nontraditional funding. Benjamin Ashpole is happy to discuss any or all of these funding opportunities with […]

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15 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to Thrive in the Times

One cold wintry night, I was feeling anxious about the pace of development of my company’s product.  I phoned my business adviser, Aron, for whom as with many entrepreneurs I’ve met, his attitude, conviction, and something deep about satisfaction in life arise from the warmth of a natural kindling set ablaze by the strike of […]

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14 February 2011 ~ 4 Comments

How to Make Sense

Almost all young people and at least 80% of the first-time entrepreneurs I’ve met have deep misconceptions that keep them from being successful because they don’t know how to make their new ideas resonate with other people.  During college and my first job afterward, I was no exception.  For me to make my projects make […]

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02 February 2011 ~ 6 Comments

How to Get Things Done

In response to my last post, a career entrepreneur and friend, Eric, asked what tools I use to help manage multiple projects.  Actually, Eric was asking in case I had any way to improve on his already remarkable system.  Here is a paraphrase of the advice he internalized in order to become  remarkably effective as […]

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