Shri Bhupen Shah I Technopreneur, USA
Shri Bhupen Shah has over 25 years of experience in technology development, product development, and engineering management in embedded digital media and communication solutions at Sling Media Inc., Emuzed, Dazzle, RealChip, Philips Semiconductors, IBM and others. Over his career, Bhupen has on four occasions successfully exited the companies he co-founded or joined at early stage. He has successfully built cost-effective India-based development organizations several times. Besides being a serial entrepreneur, Bhupen is also an angel investor and has funded several companies, most of them started by Indian entrepreneurs. Shri Bhupen co-founded Sling Media Inc., and as COO & VP Engineering, was instrumental in bringing award-winning Slingbox products into retail market. He was instrumental in establishing a development centre in Bangalore focused on developing consumer products for worldwide market. Sling Media was acquired by Echostar in 2007. At the time of exiting, Bhupen held the CTO position at Sling Media. Prior Sling Media, Bhupen co-founded Emuzed Inc. focused on mobile multimedia, with a large engineering team in Bangalore. Emuzed was acquired by Flextronics. Bhupen was also a key contributor and VP of Software at Dazzle, the first company to deliver video capture devices for the consumer market at retail. Dazzle was acquired by SCM Microsystems. Currently, Bhupen is on the Board of Directors of several start-ups as well as rapid-growth companies and advises them on business growth strategy and on how to harness technology for their operations. Bhupen holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.