Global Newsletter – October 2017

October 2017 Newsletter

Dear Members,

TiE Chapters around the world assist Startups in different ways, through relevant programs, inspirational speaker events, bootcamp sessions, Pitchfests for startups and so on. We have captured a glimpse of Chapters around the world delivering a world of good to entrepreneurs in their communities.

We are actively planning for TGS II in Mumbai, India. This is a an event that truly taps into the Global Network that TiE is, strengthens our connections across the world, and brings international business leaders and speakers that are relevant to the business landscape today. Please read on..

– Suhas Patil
Chairman, TiE Global

TiE Global Summit II

Save the Dates –
February 21-22, 2018
Hotel JW Marriott, Sahar, Mumbai
Amitabh Kant (CEO, Niti Aayog), UK Sinha (Former SEBI chairman), and several other government dignitaries chat with Saurabh Srivastava, chairman of TiE Delhi at the 2016 TGS
TiE Global Summit II will be held in Mumbai, India – the Financial, Investment, Movie-making capital of India. The Speaker line-up will include Silicon Valley technology entrepreneurs – Dheeraj Pandey (founder & CEO of Nutanix), Jyothi Bansal (co-founder of AppDynamics), among others. Mark your calendars for February 21-22, 2018 at Hotel JW Marriot in Sahar. At the last TGS conference, there were 3000+ attendees, record number of 500+ CMs, and 20 TiE Chapters participating. Government and international delegations were present in big numbers, making it a truly global Summit. Please block your calendars and be there for this grand Entrepreneurship conference, that will feature business leaders and startup successes from all over the world.

How do TiE Chapters assist Startups?

TiE Chapters help entrepreneurs in many different ways.
Here’s a Glimpse of TiE Programs & Events that are assisting startups today.
TiE ScaleUp Accelerator

TiE Boston’s “sector agnostic” accelerator, TiE ScaleUp was designed to help growth stage companies overcome common obstacles and barriers to scale. The program supports Massachusetts-based startups that are in need of the next stage of knowledge, mentoring, connections and resources, to successfully prepare for scale and their next capital raise. Participation in the five-month accelerator is free for admitted companies and TiE Boston does not take any equity. Their next cohort launches on October 18th.
Pitch Perfect Series
(Silicon Valley)

For startups working on their first round of funding, TiE Silicon Valley has a new Program “Pitch Perfect” clinics, where entrepreneurs benefit from instruction and workshop-style hour of preparing their pitch. TiE can also refer entrepreneurs with a developed pitch to our partners such as Draper TV and InTeahouse Venture Capital, for real funding opportunities. The program is led by Naeem Zafar, a faculty member at UC Berkeley, and long-standing charter member at TiE SV.
TiE Startup Open Mic Nights
(New York)

A monthly event, TiE New York hosts this event in partnership with Wework. It is an exciting night of networking and pitching, not your regular meet & greet event. One does not even have to be a TiE member.. you just need to be a startup and/or investor with the passion to give your elevator pitch for 90 seconds in front of a group of angel investors, venture capitalists, startup-focused service based providers, mentors, and a large community of other successful entrepreneurs.
TiE Sandhai

TiE Sandhai (Sandhai means market place in Tamil) aims to be the next level of Startup Exhibitor space. With TiE Sandhai, TiEcon Chennai aims create a marketplace where Startups will showcase their product, and the ones with the most popular products and services win prizes.
Canada Pitchfest

TiECon Canada (Nov 2-3), ​hosted by TiE Ottawa with the support of TiE​Ottawa​ and TiE ​Vancouver ​will promote their ​5th ​Pitchfest and nominate startups from ​the Ottawa region ​to apply. It is great opportunity for startups to showcase their venture to potential investors, customers, and collaborators, and have to chance to secure investment.  The 2015 winner – MindBridge Analytics has grown many folds since receiving seed investment in 2015.

Startup Opportunities

  • TiEcon Detroit Mobility Competition
    The Mobility Competition is aimed at recognizing the top six second stage startups working on disruptive technologies in broad based industries such as Mobility, Autonomous Transportation, Electric Vehicles, Connectivity, IoT, Automotive, Cyber Security, Smart Cities, and Big Data/Machine Learning.
  • SXSW 2018 Accelerator Pitch Event 
    Apply for the 2018 Pitch Event at South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference held in Austin, Texas. The entry deadline is Friday November 10, 2017.
    Top 5 Tips for Entry Success
    • Meet the minimum – review the SXSW Accelerator Eligibility Criteria
    • Showcasing a startup that is innovative and disruptive
    • Share a video – there’s no better way to convey a thorough sense of your project than through a demo video
    • Showcase what makes you different in the market (i.e. What is your market differentiator? What is unique about your project? Why should people be excited about it?)
    • Highlight key members from your team and/or those supporting your startup (Staff, Advisory Board, Board Members, Mentors, Funders, Accelerator and/or Incubator involvement, etc.)

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At the TiE Hub, you can do a lot… Find out about :

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Calendar of Major Events

TiEcon SouthWest
Los Angeles, USA
October 28, 2017
Network with 700+ entrepreneurs, executive and VCs in machine learning, artificial intelligence, IOT, social media, entertainment, automotive, AR/VR and information technology.
TiEcon Canada
Ottawa, Canada
November 2-3, 2017
As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, TiE Ottawa will present its 5th TiECon Canada, bringing together world class speakers, panel discussions and networking sessions to inspire and connect entrepreneurs in the region.
TiEcon Detroit
Michigan, USA
November 9-10, 2017
With an expected attendance of over 1,000 delegates and a selection of distinguished speakers, TiECON Chennai provides a global perspective in an Indian context, making it a must attend conference for every Indian Entrepreneur.
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TiEcon Chennai
Chennai, India
November 10-11, 2017
With an expected attendance of over 1,000 delegates and a selection of distinguished speakers, TiECON Chennai provides a global perspective in an Indian context, making it a must attend conference for every Indian entrepreneur.
TiEcon Kerala
Kochi, India
November 10-11, 2017
TiE Kerala will host its sixth edition of TiEcon Kerala from 10th to 11th November at Le Meridian Convention Centre in Kochi. Over 1000 attendees and 100+ Speakers are expected.
TiEcon Delhi
Delhi, India
December 15-16, 2017
TiEcon Delhi attracted more than 1500 participants last year, and is likely to exceed that number this time, since there is no better opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect with potential mentors, investors and collaborators.
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