In Chapter 18 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, business school professor Ben Hallen answers "What Elements Most Affect the Strength of an Entrepreneur's Network?" Hallen notes entrepreneurs inherit networks from previous experiences - education, religion, social, etc. This leads to a large and diverse network that can be valuable. Entrepreneurs can also be building networks while managing inherited networks. He details how great entrepreneurs use "casual dating" to build new network ties. Hallen is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at University of Maryland. Hallen earned his PhD from Stanford University and its Stanford Technology Venture Program (STVP). He has been a startup CTO and graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science.