Ben Pasternack

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Ben Pasternak
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Ben Pasternak at Heureka Conference in Berlin, June 2016
Born 6 September 1999 (1999-09-06) (age 24)
Sydney, Australia
Nationality Australian
Education Reddam House, Moriah College
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for Co-founder & CEO of SIMULATE
  • Mark Pasternak (father)
  • Anna Pasternak (mother)

Benjamin Pasternak (born September 6, 1999) is an Australian technology entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of SIMULATE, an American nutrition technology company. SIMULATE's signature product, NUGGS, launched in July of 2019. It is a plant-based alternative to chicken nuggets.[1] Previously, Pasternak founded Monkey, a social networking app that enabled teenagers to video chat with like-minded people.[2]

Pasternak was named as one of the world's most influential teenagers by Time in 2016.[3] In 2021, Pasternak was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.[4]
  1. Berenstein, Nadia. "Can This 19-Year-Old Tech Whiz Make Nuggets — And An Animal-Free Lifestyle — Go Viral With NUGGS?" (in en). 
  2. Bethea, Charles (9 January 2017). "Meet Monkey's Teen-Age Founders" (in en). The New Yorker. ISSN 0028-792X. 
  3. "The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016" (in en). 
  4. "Forbes 30 Under 30 2021".