Lauren Bender

Program Director, START Entrepreneurs, Princeton University

Lauren is the Program Director of Princeton University's START Entrepreneurs. She joined Princeton in 2017 to manage the Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund, which is now fully invested in startups founded by early career Princeton founders.

Prior to joining Princeton, Lauren was an active angel investor and a consultant to social impact and other startups. She co-founded a venture-backed startup with technology that was spun out of Xerox PARC, co-founded and co-managed a real estate investment fund and has extensive experience creating and managing digital content programs for financial services companies.

In addition to her work with entrepreneurs, Lauren and her husband run an organic vegetable and berry farm in Hopewell, NJ.