Arjun Gupta of TeleSoft Partners Keynote for APEX Awards Dinner
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Posted by: Julie Chiron
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Selina Sandoval
Date: 7/3/2013 303.592.4069
Denver,CO – July 3, 2013 – Arjun Gupta, Founder and Chief Believer at TeleSoft Partners, will be the keynote speaker at the thirteenth annual Colorado Technology Association APEX Awards dinner on September 10, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency in Denver.
The APEX Awards dinner celebrates Colorado’s outstanding technology innovators, connectors, and leaders who have made important contributions to the industry in the past year. The Awards ceremony leads up to the APEX Conference on September 11 at the Hyatt Regency. Designed for creative encounter and collaboration, APEX – the state of the state’s tech – is Colorado technology industry’s annual conference to celebrate accomplishment and set the direction for the coming year by gathering the community, recognizing excellence, sparking innovation, introducing disruption and proposing opportunity.
Arjun Gupta came to the US in 1980 as an exchange student with $2,000 and a scholarship. Thirty-two years later, he has multiple degrees, runs a successful business and recently joined the new ownership group of the Sacrament Kings NBA franchise. His story is an inspiration to immigrants and young dreamers alike who intuitively believe that in the US, they can do anything they put their mind to.
"I'm honored to participate in the APEX conference," said Arjun. "For over a decade, I have had strong ties to Colorado through the Aspen Institute and through companies I have funded in the Boulder area. Colorado's technology industry is growing rapidly and gaining distinction for innovation and excellence. I am also a passionate outdoorsman, and find Colorado's extraordinary natural beauty inspiring!"
Arjun founded TeleSoft in 1996. He has overseen investing in and helping build 61 tech companies, of which 37 companies have gone public or been acquired. In 2001, he started a foundation which has helped partially fund over 90 projects in the US, India and Africa. His passion for the outdoors is evident in his work and his outdoor adventures.He has been on ski expeditions to the North and South poles, rafted through the Grand Canyon, climbed in the Himalayas, and trekked through New Zealand and Morocco on horses.
Arjun is a Trustee of the Aspen Institute, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Rocky Mountain Institute; and is Chief Networking Officer of YPO-Aspen. He has a BA in Economics from St Stephens College, a BS and MS in Computer Science from WSU, and an MBA from Stanford. Arjun is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
About Colorado Technology Association:
The Colorado Technology Association represents Colorado’s technology industry. The technology industry is one of the fastest growing in Colorado, ranked third in the nation in high-tech workers with more than 100,000 highly paid tech professionals. We also work nationally to ensure Colorado’s technology voice is heard, through TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with CompTIA, the national lobbying organization for federal issues. Since 1994, Colorado Technology Association has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the technology industry in Colorado, and provides more than 50 programs, events and connections to support this industry. For more information on Colorado Technology Association please call (303) 592-4070 or visit ColoradoTechnology.org.