Arjun is a New York City based entrepreneur orginally from West Windsor, New Jersey (aka Princeton Junction). Since high school, Arjun has been networking with some of the most well known entrepreneurs and even worked on a few projects and startups of his own. Upon graduation, Arjun pursued his career opportunities and came to New York City where he enrolled at the New York Institute of Technology in 2011 with scholarships and grants. Following a few weeks into college, Arjun launched his second startup, fuelbrite.com, a social media agency focused on small businesses and startups, and a student-focused organization, TheBizDen. After interning at a PR and ad agency in the summer of 2012, Arjun quickly saw the need for yet another startup within the tech space and raised a seed investment round to build it out. That startup became Wrkbench.io which is a virtual collaboration space designed for creative and visual people (we like to say we make visual conversations). Wrkbench.io is currently backed by notable investors and business leaders from various fields including film, advertising, finance etc.

Arjun loves to attend industry events, take photographs (GH4 Camera), watch soccer games and listen to music from Adele, Coldplay, Ingrid Michaelson, Rascal Flatts and Sarah Brightman among others. Finding amazing coffee shops or bookstores is also one his favorite things to do (especially for meeting other fellow entrepreneurs). Arjun started TheBizDen, a business show, during his first year at college to encourage and motivate students to engage with business leaders at a much earlier age (much like himself). The organization hosted not only podcast-based shows but also monthly meetups and annual conferences with some of the most well known, influential and passionate business leaders from around the world (past guests have included Steve Forbes of Forbes Magazine, Peter Shankman of Help a Reporter Out, Avi Savar of Big Fuel Communications, Ian Wolfman of MePlusYOU, Stephen Messer of Collective[i] and many more). Arjun continues his passion for bringing people together via fireside chats, dinners and other social gatherings mainly through Wrkbench.io these days.

Arjun currently lives in New York City and went to the NYIT School of Management (majoring in Small Business and Entrepreneurship). He also holds several notable awards and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and Golden Key International Honour Society. Professionally, Arjun is also a member of The One Club, The Art Directors Club, The Advertising Club of NY and the IVY Connect Club. His favorite TV shows include, "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Shark Tank", "Friends", "Money Moves with Deirdre Bolton", "Big Bang Theory", "Selling New York", "Bloomberg Game Changers", "Bloomberg West" and "Star Trek". He continues his attempt at mastering the french language to speak it fluently one day. His dream home of the future includes BoConcept furniture and Bang & Olufsen technology (minimalist and contemporary). Arjun can be found traveling from time to time to Silicon Valley as well. :)

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