Founder & CEO, V-Empower, Inc.
Angel Investor & Mentor, Wakuk
Angel Investor & Mentor, MeetHour
Founder, Statedemocracy Foundation

Led a very successful career for about 34 years in the US, starting as a Travel Agent/International Air Tariff Expert to a CEO of one of the fastest-growingcompanies according to Inc. Magazine in 2007.
Currently, dividing time between being a CEO, Angel Investor, Mentor, Facilitator, Product Strategist, Technologist, Community Worker, and a family man with 2 wonderful daughters and spouse.

Founder of
January 2007 - December 2010

Provides cutting-edge solutions to candidates/businesses/organizations to use the Internet effectively. We currently provide products and services in the following areas:

Founder of Statedemocracy Foundation
July 2003 – December 2010

Conceptualized, designed, developed, and implemented a technology that helps citizens contact their elected officials at the Federal and State levels. V-Empower, Inc. has contributed over $ 1 million in the last 7 years. We developed the first ever voter registration & absentee ballot in 2004 which is being used by several businesses/unions/campaigns.

CEO, V-Empower, Inc.
October 2000 - Present

Manages a small company with a few employees and consultants which specializes in Information Security, Web-Development, Software Development, Search Engine Optimization & Search Engine Marketing.

We built this company from an initial investment of $ 1,000 to over 110 employees in 6 countries with annual revenue of $ 5.4 million in 2006; An Inc.500 honoree for 2007 (Ranked # 263); A Deloitte’s Fast 50 honoree (Ranked #1) for 2007 in Maryland and (Ranked #7) in 2008.

V-Empower, Inc. has cultivated the culture of innovation/entrepreneurship by developing 23 products in last 14 years and facilitating its 7 employees to start their own businesses.

We are now a small, innovative company with a focus to foster entrepreneurship by opening up our intellectual property & talent.

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Shukoor is an example of the American dream being alive and glowing. He came to this country as an immigrant from India a little over 26 years ago, with just $500 in his pocket. Since then, he has been able to start a family with his wonderful wife, get a graduate degree, and build his own company from the ground up.

Before coming here, Shukoor’s parents instilled the value of getting an education, which is why upon arrival, he completed his bachelor’s in Information Systems (he later went on to complete his Master’s in Public Policy from American University). He then worked in the travel industry where he learned the basics of customer service. It is also where he was able to hone his listening skills.Believe him - the only thing worse than getting your flight cancelled is dealing with the person who just had his flight cancelled.

From the beginning, Shukoor immersed himself in community service, working with several non-profits, social organizations and faith groups. In fact, between 1992 and 2006 he volunteered, on an average 30 hours a week with such causes. Some of these groups included Lutheran Social Services, Winter Haven Homeless Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, State Democracy Foundation and Ayesha & Ali Padder Foundation.

Shukoor and his wife have two daughters, both of whom attended local public schools and attended the University of Maryland, College Park.

Shukoor runs his own IT consulting company and knows the daily challenges faced by small businesses. Challenges like meeting a payroll and providing healthcare for employees are just two examples of how he can apply his business experience in serving the public good in our county.

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