Entrepreneurship in India is no breaking news. This space has been around for a long time. There have been tremendous effort from the industry to help nurture these vibrant young brigade and these have been ably demonstrated by various entrepreneurial platforms and events which have been introduced over the years. For those who want to network, meet the investors, mentors, potential co-founders, they usually make sure they are present in these events- maybe from TiE or by other associations and companies.
However, these events and set ups have become almost of the same kind – using the same speakers, same themes and more often than not same venues. Does it really have a value add in the lives of the new, aspiring or budding start-ups? Perhaps not!
In line with this, TiE has introduced, for the first time a theme based TiECON Delhi, wherein the theme is the poster boy and not the speaker. TiEcon this year will primarily be about the disruptive themes that are certainly going to take the startup ecosystem by storm. With the most relevant theme of “Abki Baar Disruption” the conference will touch upon various technological aspects such as SMAC, IoT, Design Thinking, e-commerce and many more causing disruption across industries. The conference will witness a host of industry experts who don a many roles of angel investor, mentor, influencer in the startup ecosystem, along with the startups representatives.
Navyug Mohnot – Co-Chair, TiEcon Delhi 2014, “This year TiECON Delhi chapter will be unique from its previous editions. We have weaved some innovative sessions that are very carefully designed to solve serious issues that an entrepreneur faces. We are going to focus on aspects like mentorship, networking, finding a cofounder and many other important aspects.”
Given the huge surge in entrepreneurial activity, especially in early stage startups, the positive mood in the country, the continued and relentless maturing of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, this year TieCon is going to be bigger than all previous years. The event will see more than 1000 people gather to dissect and discuss “disruption” that’s happening around. The outcome of such a wholesome event can only be even more innovation and disruption. And that’s good news for India.”
A problem solving conference!
A conference is a much more powerful platform than just exchanging cards and pitching your business. Each person has an idea that, if discovered by right set of people, can be a beautiful business opportunity and hence, TiECON 2014 is designed with an aim to provide a channelized approach to each participant to meet the right person, network in right manner and finally have an answer or direction to his or her goal. Some of the innovative ideas developed are:
Mentoring in Motion
TiEcon Delhi 2014 will provide an opportunity to ride to the conference with a Charter Member and benefit from the dedicated time while you travel. It has a pre-booked cab to pick people and the CM subsequently. Dedicated face time with the Charter Member gives the delegates an opportunity to pitch/discuss and get mentored by some of the best minds in the startup community.
“NETWORKING is the single most powerful marketing tactic to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization” said Adam Small. How many times have you walked out of a highly wired event feeling a sense of loss at not being able to make the right connects? Networking is not just about meeting but about making the right connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships. Ultimately, it’s not about whom you know but how you know them. And also about who knows you! TiEcon Delhi 2014 will bring all such opportunities for people to connect, collaborate and succeed at one mega gathering of accomplished entrepreneurs, thought leaders and industry captains. Dedicated sessions to exercise to networking skills are CHAI WITH CHARTER MEMBERS | SPEED NETWORKING | FOUNDER FINDER.
TiE the Knot
“TiE the Knot” at TiEcon Delhi 2014, is an exclusive platform that provides early stage entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch to a renowned group of Angels & early stage investors to raise their first seed investment live on television.
Social Impact Deal Flow
Are you an entrepreneur with a for-profit solution for the base of the economic pyramid in India? Are you looking for funding to make a sustainable social impact? The exclusive Deal Flow Session for Impact focused enterprises at TiEcon Delhi 2014, will provide a one stop platform for high potential entrepreneurs to present their business plans to some of the leading national & International impact investors to meet their funding objectives.
TiE Institute we will be hosting a series of sessions/workshops @ TiEcon Delhi 2014, covering critical aspects in areas such as fund raising, marketing & branding, attracting talent, effective networking, wearable devices and so on. The sessions will cover the basics and deliver practical and tangible insights for entrepreneurs. The sessions offer solutions with tangible, specific subjects of daily interest to entrepreneurs, something they cannot obtain elsewhere, and provide detailed information and practical tips from practitioners – experienced entrepreneurs, VCs, bankers, angel investors and domain expert.
Handshake is an app for the power networker, combining the power of a business card with location-sensitive discovery across your social network. Handshake lets you:
- discover who all you know is currently around
- see enhanced profiles of people you meet
- automatically record meetings; you will not need to enter data from business cards you collect
The App will be available FREE for all attendees at TiEcon soon.