Ben Lazaroff
Stanford GSB

Ben Lazaroff

Ben Lazaroff is a second-year M.B.A. Candidate at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (Class of 2021).

He spent this past summer in early-stage venture with Beyond Capital and is currently working on go-to-market strategy for G-Filtera, a biotechnology startup engineering COVID-proof facemask layers. Prior to Stanford, Ben was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, focusing on public-sector, healthcare and social reform initiatives to address issues such as post-incarceration job placement and workforce development. He then moved on to serve the Chicago Mayor’s Office as the Economic Development Policy Associate under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, working to design citywide infrastructure, transportation and workforce policy, and pushing a variety of mayoral initiatives, including the Amazon HQ2 proposal and the creation of ChiBizHub for minority-owned small-businesses. At Stanford, Ben takes part in the GSB’s Venture Capital Club, the Impact Fund’s Justice Team, and has explored ventures through the Design for Extreme Affordability and Startup Garage programs. He earned his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology and Economics.

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