11th TiECon Delhi 2011 begins Friday

The 11th TiECon Delhi 2011 that begins in the capital on Friday promises action packed two days with keynote addresses by the UK High Commissioner to India Sir Richard Stagg, Secretary, Ministry of Communications and IT Mr. R Chandrashekhar and Secretary, Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Mr. Uday Kumar Varma.

While Nokia India’s MD D Shivakumar will deliver the first Prof CK Prahalad memorial lecture. The other speakers of note include Mr. Ronnie Screwala, Founder and CEO UTV group.

Among the celebrated thought leaders, successful and budding entrepreneurs, Nithya Shanti - an inspirational speaker, writer, happiness coach, integral healer, educator and modern day sage will share transformational ideas for leaders for everyday happiness.

Over 1500 entrepreneurs expected at sessions that will dwell on opportunities in Infrastructure, Healthcare, Agriculture, Social Sector in addition to showcasing two dotcom high impact successes --Makemytrip and Naukri.

The entrepreneurial event, among the biggest in Asia, will be celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship among young and aspiring by focusing on Young achievers Deeya Bajaj, the youngest member of the Trans Greenland Skiing Expedition and Anu Vaidyananthan, Triathletics Champion.

The TiE-Lumis Excellence Awards program will identify fast growing, high potential startups that are breaking new ground with intense passion and innovation.

Special sessions for Early Stage and Growth Stage Companies

A set of special networking lounges will allow TIECon attendees from Early Stage Companies (founded less than 5 years ago) and Growth Stage Companies (operational for over 5 years) to network with peers, investors, potential mentors and service providers.

Senior TiE Charter members--Deep Kalra, Founder & CEO, MakeMyTrip.com and Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Vice-Chairman, Naukri.com--will hold special sessions for Early Stage Companies.

The attendees from Growth Stage Companies will be addressed by Senior TiE Charter Member Alok Mittal, Managing Director, Caanan Partners.

Eminent speakers include Rajan Anandan, Google India; Ashwin Naik, Vatsalya; Dr Mahipal Sachdev, Centre for Sight; Sandeep Sinha, Lumis Partners; Amitabh Kant, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation and Anita Arjundas, Mahindra Life Space Developers.

Rohtash Mal, Escorts; Anish Gupta, Accenture India; Sanjeev Asthana, I-Farms; Pankaj Sehgal, Sun Technology Group; Ardeshir Contractor, Kiran Energy; TP Chopra, Bharat Light & Power; and Akshat Rathee, Bio Fuels will be participate in sessions on CleanTech, Energy and Agriculture.

Mr. Atul Dhawan, Chairperson of TiEcon 2011 organising committee adds that a series of compelling  and innovative sessions planned for TiECon Delhi 2011 include a deal flow session where shortlisted entrepreneurs will get a chance to pitch their plans to scores of national and international investors.

TiE Institute to conduct a series of sessions for ‘MiniMBA’ inputs

The eleventh TiECon will also see the TiE Institute conduct a series of parallel sessions to equip participants on how to face the hurdles during their entrepreneurial journey--from raising funds and managing finances to effective marketing strategies and attracting talent.

Online registrations are open at http://www.tiecon-delhi.org

About The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. TiE was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region.

There are currently over 15,000 members and more than 2,500 charter members in 57 chapters across 14 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs

TiE members include senior and successful Entrepreneurs, VCs, Angel Investors, Private Equity, and Law Firms, Tech and Management professionals, SME’s, aspiring entrepreneurs and students.

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