About Darren


Darren Elven

President, CEO

Email: Darren@StartupLongmont.com

Startup Longmont Committees:
  • Executive Committee (Chair)
  • Finance & Funding (Member)
  • Partnerships (Member)
  • Longmont Startup Week Steering Committee (Chair)
My Specialties:

Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Marketing, Technology, Business Planning, Market Research, Consumer Packaged Goods, Software Development, Tactical Execution, Creative Thinking


Ask me about:
  • Anything Startup Longmont – Community Involvement, Events, Incubator Process, Getting Involved, Longmont Startup Week (LSW’18)
  • 1-on-1 Mentoring / Advising
  • Startup Strategy Review
  • Innovate! Longmont (launching in 2018)
  • Is entrepreneurship really a good idea for you?

Darren is President & CEO of Startup Longmont, Darren a seasoned and innovative technology leader with multi-industry experience spanning local startups through to global brands such as Disney and Crocs. Prior to becoming the President & CEO for Startup Longmont he served as a Board Director.

Currently a co-founder and member of senior leadership teams for Archethought, and QZetta, Darren has previously been a team member for some well recognized front-range ventures over his career such as ServiceMetrics, NextAction and Crocs. He is  also a Board Member for Archethought, Inc.

He is a mentor and advisor with a passion for being a lifelong learner. As a technologist, Darren holds a degree in Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology from Middlesex University, London. His career includes being a founding software engineer, CIO/CTO and Chief Strategy Officer. Darren enjoys talking all things technology, strategy, marketing and growth opportunities, as well as supporting community work and the evolution of Smart Cities. When not working, you can find Darren enjoying the outdoors, sipping coffee at a café or traveling and SCUBA diving off the coast of Cozumel.


  • QZetta, Inc. – Founded: 2017
  • Archethought, Inc. – Founded: 2016
  • Crocs, Inc. – Global IT Director
  • NextAction, Inc. – Founded: 2002, Became DataLogix, Inc. an Oracle, Inc. Acquisition in 2015
  • ServiceMetrics, Inc. – Founded: 1998, Acquired by Exodus Communications, Inc. in 1999
  • Disney, Inc. – Opening crew for Euro-Disney