Founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a global network of executives and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. Based in Northern Virginia, Karsun proudly supports entrepreneurs in the community through the local TiE DC chapter. Programs like those offered by TiE DC are another way Karsun lifts up emerging leaders.
Supporting Young Entrepreneurs
Karsun most recently sponsored the 2022 TiE DC University Pitch Fest. (https://dc.tie.org/tie-university/). The program was open to all university students and graduates from 2021 and 2022. The competition inspired students to leave college with not just their dream job, but their dream startup! This year’s program included 80 student participants. Those selected as participants engage in multiple mentorship sessions leading up to the pitch competition. Winning teams included students from University of Maryland, University of Virginia and the George Washington University. The TiE DC winning team competes at the TiE University Global Pitch Fest Competition held in Silicon Valley in May 2022.
Scaling Diverse Businesses
Previously Karsun supported events other TiE DC events. It was a sponsor of the organization’s 2020 Diversity and Inclusivity Event. In May 2019 CEO Sundar Vaidyanathan spoke at the organization’s Startup Workshop on Scaling and Growing Ventures. He joined a panel on scaling teams, products, and solutions.
In addition to TiE DC, Karsun executives regularly appear at industry events to mentor up-and-coming businesses. Vaidyanathan recently spoke on forming joint ventures at USPAACC’s CelebrAsian Procurement Opportunity Center program. Senior Vice President of Client Solutions Ben Marglin joined panels on graduating out of a small business with organizations like the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC). Vaidyanathan also previously worked to expand leadership with ACT-IAC’s Small Business Alliance.
After more than a decade of delivering innovative modernization solutions to government agencies, Karsun rapidly grew from a small business to a team that is more than 400 people strong. A seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree and awarded Best Company Culture by Comparably.com in 2021 it is an organization that knows how to scale while still investing in its people. Karsun leadership is proud to give back through entrepreneur to entrepreneur organizations like TiE DC.
About Karsun Solutions
Awarded for culture and driven by innovation, the Enterprise Modernization Experts at Karsun Solutions deliver innovative technology solutions to customers throughout the government. The Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Washington Business Journal and Inc. all recognize us among the fastest-growing companies in the Washington, D.C. region. Our modern software development, cloud, and data solutions are found at agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and General Services Administration. For the latest job openings visit KarsunCareers.com.