Tej remains a fixture in the startup community centered in Des Moines. With a background in co-founding and leading a technology firm, he remains deeply committed to technology and its applications. As a co-founder of StartupCity Des Moines, the Startup Iowa initiative, Plains Angels investment network, a member of the Iowa Venture Capital Association, the Midwest Angel Syndicate, Rise of the Rest Iowa team and much more, his focus remains on fostering and growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem. As a part of the founding team and board member for the Global Insurance Accelerator and engagement with the Iowa Agritech Accelerator, Tej is always looking for support systems that enable innovation. A graduate of Central College and now a board member of his alma mater, Tej serves various non-profits in the community including Ballet Des Moines and the Technology Association of Iowa.