Global Newsletter – December 2017

December 2017 Newsletter
Dear Members,

Several TiE leaders including myself, participated in GES (Global Entrepreneurship Summit) at Hyderabad in November 2017, and also met  K.T. Rama Rao, minister of IT, state of Telengana, on the sidelines of the event. Women entrepreneurs from the TiE AIRSWEEE Project (All India Roadshow for Women’s economic empowerment through entrepreneurship) also participated in GES.

The next big flagship event is TGS II in Mumbai, India. Do check out the new site at This is a an event that truly taps into the Global Network of TiE, bringing to the fore international business leaders to speak to our entrepreneurial community.

The TiE Global elections took place recently. We would like to thank the outgoing TiE Global Board of Trustees who have selflessly given their time and energy to further the cause of entrepreneurship, and kept the flag of the TIE brand flying high.

Thank You
TiE Global Trustees (2016 & 2017)

                                                                                                        Murali Bukkapatnam                                Vishwas Mahajan                                          Harish Mamtani

Hyderabad                                                              Pune                                                              Atlanta


Pramod Bhasin                                              Prat Moghe
Delhi NCR                                                      Boston

We are pleased to welcome the incoming TiE Global Board of Trustees who have been elected for a 2-year term.

TiE Global Trustees (2018 & 2019)

Sharmilli Ghosh            Praveen Tailam             CN Madhusudan
Seattle                                Boston                                        Atlanta

Dinesh Dhamija                Bobby Bedi                       Nitin Rai
London                             Delhi NCR                            Oregon

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year to all!

– Suhas Patil
Chairman, TiE Global


Smashup at TiE Rajasthan
At the TiE Rajasthan’s Smashup event on Nov 4, 2017, startups were recognized with Pitching opportunities and Awards. A special Panel Discussion – Investor’s Perspective with prominent investors of the country was addressed by Mahavir Sharma, Trustee – TiE Global, Past President – TiE Rajasthan & Chairman – RAIN moderated this session, Sunil Goyal, MD at Your Nest Venture, Anil Joshi, Managing Partner at Unicorn India Ventures; and Harshad Lahoti, Founding Partner of Ah Ventures. See Facebook coverage of the event
TiEcon Kerala 2017
TiEcon took place on 10-11 November at Le Meridien in Kochi, Kerala. Shashi Tharoor, author & politician was the honorary guest. Wing Commander K Chandrasekhar, longtime ED of TiE Kerala won appreciation from his peers and was felicated at the event. TiE Global Trustee Vishwas Mahajan was present for the event as well. The most experienced relationship coach talked about what causes conflicts in relationships? See more in the video above.
TiEcon Chennai 2017
Venkatesh Valluri on Smart Initiatives for smart cities at TiECON Chennai 2017
TiEcon Chennai took place on 10-11 November at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, India. Among the learned guest speakers were Venkatesh Valluri, Ajay Piramal, Dr.Raghavan Seetharaman, Rama Bijapurkar, R Chandramogan and many others. Entrepreneurs had the opportunity to take advantage of a startup Pitchfest as well as a Sandhai exbhibition space. See more in the videos at the TIE Chennai youtube channel.
Pitch Oregon &
10th Anniversary Celebrations at TiE Oregon
TIE Oregon celebrated their 10th Anniversary in style. On December 7th, the event started off with PitchOregon event, a Pitchfest style event with winners selected in the Concept and Seed stage rounds. In the evening, there with a 10th Anniversary Party for CMs and members, where founders, CMs and volunteer members were recognized and felicitated. See Twitter feed of the event.
Please sign the TiE Dignity pledge, arising from our AIRSWEE Women’s Project to support women entrepreneurs in India and around the world.

TiE Startup Story

Zapproved – A TiE Oregon Startup
Monica Enand – On coming full circleMonica Enand is a TiE entrepreneur member who has completed the virtuous cycle of giving back. Learn more about her TiE Startup Story on how she grew her legal software company, with help of many TiE Oregon mentors.

TiE Global Summit II

February 21-22, 2018
Hotel JW Marriott, Sahar
Mumbai, India
Zenobia Moochhala, founder of will be one of the Speakers at TiE Global Summit II in Mumbai, India. Several other founders and inspirational global and national business leaders will be present at the event. Several brainstorming sessions and investor forums will be taking place with industry and government leaders.

A great line-up of speakers and immersive sessions awaits you at TGS II in Mumbai, India early next year! Top speakers include Bhavish Aggarwal (Ola Cabs), Dheeraj Pandey (Nutanix), Jyoti Bansal (Appdynamix), Yossi Vardi (Israeli investor), Brad Feld (US Investor), and many others. See more on the latest about TGS II at

At last years’ TGS, there were 3000+ attendees, record number of 500+ CMs, and 20 TiE Chapters participating. International delegations were present in big numbers, making it a truly global Summit. Do plan to be in Mumbai for this grand Entrepreneurship conference, that will feature business leaders and startup successes from all over the world.

Register for TGS II

Global Calendar of Events

TiEcon Delhi
Delhi, India
December 15-16, 2017
TiEcon Hubli
Hubli, India
Jan 20-21, 2018
TiE Global Summit II
Mumbai, India
Feb 21-22, 2018
Major TIE Events
TiEcon Chandigarh
Chandigarh, India
March 8-9, 2018
TiEcon Florida
Tampa, Florida, USA
March 31, 2018
TYE Global Finals
Washington DC, USA
June 22-23, 2018
With TiE’s new Intranet, members can view the Global Calendar of Events, search by Chapter and register for various Chapter events. With TiE Hub, members can also easily connect with each other, and find members from different locations and industries. It’s a one-stop source for all that’s going on in TiE!

Login to : HUB.TIE.ORG

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