This winter, New Delhi will play host to the annual TiE Entrepreneurial Summit (TES) from December 11-13, 2007 at the Taj Palace Hotel. The Summit will celebrate and showcase the spirit of entrepreneurship in the Asian region by attracting different elements of the entrepreneurial eco-system to share ideas and learning. Focused on inspiring and educating entrepreneurs as well as debating aspects that influence the entrepreneurial environment and opportunities in the Indian market, TES is one of Asia's largest conventions for entrepreneurs. This year's theme, 'Entrepreneurship is the Future, revolves around developments in not only conventional fields like Technology, Consumer Businesses and Media but also entrepreneurial opportunities in emerging areas such as Lifestyle, Social Entrepreneurship, CleanTech etc. It aims to attract entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, policy makers, academicians and students alike.
TES 2007 will highlight the significance of entrepreneurship, the role that Indian entrepreneurs play in the global economy. It will also help the upcoming and established enterprises to identify the venture capital opportunities available to them. Over fifteen hundred delegates, including successful and budding entrepreneurs, Indian and global investors, service providers, academicians and policy makers are expected to be a part of the summit.
Speaking on the Summit, Saurabh Srivastava, President TiE Delhi, said "We want to drive the importance of entrepreneurship in India by showcasing the contribution of various enterprises to the nation's economic growth." He further added that with the opportunities that the Indian business scenario offers, innovative ideas and right investments will define a successful entrepreneur.
The Summit will allow for interactive sessions to promote lucrative business deals between the participants and the panel. In line with this, the three-day event will involve parallel activities like mentoring clinics, structured networking sessions, deal flow meetings and company showcase.
The keynote addressees will feature some of the most celebrated names from various verticals showcasing entrepreneurial successes. Kris Gopalakrishnan (CEO. Infosys), Pavan Vaish (CEO, IBM Daksh), Alok Mittal (Executive Director, Canaan Partners), Ajay Singh (Director, SpiceJet) and J.J. Valaya (House of Valaya) are few of the many successful entrepreneurs, who will contribute to TiE Entrepreneurial Summit 2007.
In 2006, the TiE Entrepreneurial Summit held in Mumbai was a mega-success and attended by over 1200 delegates from all over the country. TiE Entrepreneurial Summit 2007 is expected to be even larger with the involvement of 17 TiE Chapters in Asia working towards making it a pan-Asia collaborative international event. It will enable the participants to look at entrepreneurship and the investments involved therein, from a broader perspective. The conference will celebrate the new Indian entrepreneurial spirit that traverses domains, geographies, scale and size.
Registration for this year's TiE Summit is open to entrepreneurs, professionals and students who seek knowledge about the opportunities offered and the challenges posed in starting up, scaling up and expanding new ventures in different sectors. It is also a platform for investors and service providers to explore appropriate business opportunities.
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a global not-for-profit organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship. TiE helps budding entrepreneurs by way of advice, guidance and assistance from successful & experienced entrepreneurs and professionals.
TiE's greatest strength is its network through 47 chapters across 11 countries that consists of many participants in the entrepreneurial ecosystem – successful & experienced as well as budding entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, angel investors, service providers, etc.