CEO, Entrepreneur and Media Technologist
Lone Tree, Colorado
Maria Popo is an entrepreneur, globally recognized for leading five successful startups inside Foxconn, 3Com and 3M plus two companies from the ground up. Maria is widely known for leading and growing businesses from small regional companies to large multinationals with over one million employees. She is a seasoned leader in technology, having managed all departments including product and engineering.
In 2016, Maria founded AMP10x to provide a cornerstone for education and innovation programs of impact. The AMP10x mission is to bridge inclusion and leadership gaps in technology for those of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
Before AMP10x, Maria was president of Ubee Interactive, a provider of wireless broadband solutions. Maria grew Ubee from a startup of zero dollars to over a billion dollars in revenue. Her success was validated in 2012 when Ubee ranked #8 and listed in the Wall Street Journal’s “Top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies.”
Maria is an established leader in the entrepreneurial community. She engages with organizations to deliver startup opportunities for women and minorities. She has mentored programs such as TechStars, RVC Accelerator, UpRamp, and The Commons. Maria is on the board of Women Who Startup Foundation. She is president of Creative Connections, Denver’s largest creative meetup with over 8000 members.
Maria is on the Forbes Coaches Council and an affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Maria is married with two adult children. In her spare time she enjoys running and hiking, having summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2016.