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TIECON 2012 WRAP UP
TiE Silicon Valley
Welcome to the 20th Anniversary Edition of TiEcon! What you are going to experience over two days is volunteeerism at its best! For nineteen uninterrupted years, highly successful and motivated people havegenerously given their valuable time and expertise to make TiEcons happen.
They design the program, do the marketing, take care of our attendees, and treat them as their guests. The guests are either seeking success or are already successful. All of our speakers are extraordinarily successful and give their time to participate in TiEcon.
TiEcon always strives to be inspirational, relevant, and forward–looking. We believe that this special edition, TiEcon 2012, is the only conferencein the world to inspire, educate, prepare, and fund the entrepreneurs in the opportune areas like Social, Mobile, Cloud, Energy, and Life Sciences. And our expected audience of Entrepreneurs, Investors (Angels & Venture Capital), seasoned corporate executives, and professionals is the largest of any gathering which is solely focused on business building and wealth creation to enrich the community of customers, founders, executives, employees, and investors. I request you to fully benefit from the fruits of the labor of over 250 volunteers and 150 speakers in producing the conference. I further urge you to get to know many of the 4,000 guests gathered over two days.
My very special thanks to SAP, TiEcon 2012 Grand Sponsor and over 40 of Gold , Silver, Annual, and Supporting sponsors for their cash and in- kind sponsorship to make this possible.
I ask you all to take full advantage of the two days, to find your next big idea, investor, advisor, investor, customer, talent, or partner. I believe this is the best investment you could make for an insanely positive return!
Connect. Innovate. Prosper.
Executive Director, TiE Silicon Valley
For the 20th year, hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers have converged upon the TiEoffice for the past four months, diligently working alongside the small and mighty TiE staff to produce the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs. In fact,TiEcon2011 was so successful that Worth Magazine listed us in their Elite List as oneof the 10 Best Conferences for Ideas and Entrepreneurship, alongside TED and the World Economic Forum – not bad for a conference produced by a staff of 5 and a volunteer team of 300!
This is my fourth TiEcon, and each year I am humbled by the dedication and unwavering commitment of this staff and volunteer army.
Thank you also to TiEcon2012’s title sponsor, SAP, and all of our sponsors who have committed their valuable resources towards making TiEcon2012 a success – you are the life blood of our organization and we could not produce this conference with your generous support.
Two decades ago, the internet was just emerging, there was no such thing as social media, cell phones were big, gawky, and used only for communication, and Google, Facebook, and Twitter, all but a dream. And TiE was born. For 20 years, TiE has been at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Silicon Valley and globe. I am delighted this year to invite a new generation of entrepreneurs into our ecosystem with the launch of the TiE Youth Forum. The TiE Youth Forum will showcase new and seasoned entrepreneurs to expose our youthto the possibility of entrepreneurship as a career choice and move us forward in the next 20 years.
Whether it is part of our new program or part of our existing programs of the TiE Women’s Forum, MentorConnect, TiE50, InvestorConnect, or the TiEcon Innovation Expo, TiEcon2012 builds upon the cornerstone and strength of TiE’s mission of fostering entrepreneurship.
Whether you are a seasoned Silicon Valley veteran, or a 20-something fledgling entrepreneur, take a moment to soak it all in and enjoy the journey, the energy, and synergy of new ideas being born around each corner at TiEcon2012. This is your time.
Welcome to TiEcon 2012. Connect, Innovate, and Prosper with us in the next 20.
TiEcon 2012 Convener, TiE Silicon Valley Charter Member, and Founder & CEO ShopSocially
TiEcon 2012 Convener, TiE Silicon Valley Charter Member
TiEcon 2012: Connect. Innovate. Prosper
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” The most respected entrepreneur of our time, Steve Jobs, firmly believed that there is an entrepreneur inevery one of us. This same core belief was behind the formation of TiE twenty years ago. Today it has over 13,000 members across 14 countries and has helped facilitate billions of dollars in wealth creation and yet, has stayed true to its mission of fostering entrepreneurship.
We welcome you to the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs - TiEcon 2012. As with previous years, TiEcon 2012 is packed with inspiring keynotes, informative sessions, breakthrough thinkers, TiE50, winner presentations, and infinite opportunities to network. After a highly successful launch last year, the Innovation EXPO, Mentor Connect andInvestor Connect programs have been expanded further this year. Finally, we are proud toannounce a new initiative this year, TiE Youth Forum, to inspire young entrepreneurs.What a coincidence, just as TiE is turning 20 and coming out of its teen years, we are launching a program for teen entrepreneurs!
TiEcon 2011 was ranked as one of the top 10 conferences in the world on ideas and entrepreneurship. It was your participation along with the tireless effort by a team of volunteers that made it possible. We are truly humbled to be leading a phenomenal team again this year. Without their passion and selfless dedication, this conference would not exist.
Thank you again for joining us for two days of TiEcon 2012. We hope you will Connect with fellow entrepreneurs,mentors and investors; get inspired to Innovate; and learn how to succeed and Prosper.
TiEcon 2012 featured 6 outstanding keynotes and breakthrough thinkers. Click on their names below to view their keynote addresses.
Vishal Sikka, Head of Technology & Innovation SAP
Deepak Chopra, Founder, The Chopra Foundation Senior Scientist, The Gallup Organization
Aaron Levie, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer Box
Tim Draper, Founder & Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Anant Agarwal, President of edX and Director of CSAIL Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science MIT
Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister of India Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations
You can also visit the TiE Silicon Valley YouTubechannel for more TiEcon 2012 Video Coverage.
TiE50 Awardsprogram announced the 2012 TiE50 winners in the following five segments after a rigorous screening process:
● Internet/Social Networking
● Software/Cloud Computing
● Life Sciences
The TiEcon Innovation Expo showcased over 125 companies, over half of which were innovative startups. Other exhibiting companies included major corporations, research labs, service providers and country pavilions. For the industry distribution data, see the statistics section above. For a complete list of TiEcon 2012 Exhibitors, please visit http://www.tiecon.org/exhibitors.
TiEcon 2012 Innovation Expo Award Winners
Best of the Show
Best Booth Design
Best Booth Attractiveness
Best of Category - Cloud/Software
Best of Category - Mobile
Best of Category - Internet/Social
Best of Category - Energy
Best of Category - Life Sciences
Best of Category - Service Providers
Best of Category - Affiliates
The Tech Museum
Jai Rawat & Farhat Ali
Content - Yogesh Agarwal
Entertainment - Harbir Bhatia
Expo - Manoj Goel
Marketing - R. Paul Singh
MentorConnect - Deepak Bhagat
Operations & Guest Sevices - Mateen Syed
Systems - Sharath Shankar
Sponsorship - Bharath Ram
TiE50 - Ram Reddy
Content Team Chairs - Yogesh Agarwal & Sanjay Sathe
Track Lead - Sanjay Sathe
Volunteers - Aileen Nandi, Asim Mehta, Raman Narayan, Sandip Gupta, V.V. Krishnamoorthy
Track Lead - Manu Rekhi, Gokul Rajaram
Volunteers - Anil Patel, Mita Mayoraz, Ronojoy Chakrabarti, Shannon Clark, Sheela Ursal
Track Lead - Ajay Mishra
Volunteers - Akash Agarwal, Raj Singh, Shivani Govil
Track Lead - Lak Ananth
Volunteers - Arif Janmohamed, Dharmesh Thakker, Rohit Gupta
Track Lead - Rajiv Taneja
Volunteers - Armando Pauker, Bharatwaj Ramakrishnan, Melo Rajakumar, Rajesh Swaminathan
Life Sciences Track
Track Lead - Mudit Jain & Praveen Shah
Volunteers - Anusha Mehta, Ram Reddy, Ramani Aiyer
TiE Women’s Forum
Lead - Minoo Gupta, Rohini Chakravarthy, Roopali Rajvanshy
Volunteers - Vandana Agarwal, Vandana Bhalla
Track Lead - Sameer Vij
Volunteers - Ajay Chitkara, Arjun Mehta, Arjun Sathe, Dev Tejwani, Malvika Mecker, Mala Tejwani, Mallika Sathe, Miloshi Mehta, Neil Chitkara, Nisha Nadkarni, Pratik Reddy, Rajiv Joshi, Sarina Vij
Chair - Harbir Bhatia
Co-Chair - Mateen Syed
Volunteers - Ajay Shenoy, Anish Shah, Bhupinder Singh, Chirag Patel, Gobind Johar, Gunwant Kaur Bhatia, Gurmeet Grover, Harpreet Singh, Harumi Rodriguez, Hemali Mehta, Jasbir Singh Bhatia, Jaya Gautam, Karminder Singh, Kiran Arora, Kshama Lodha, Lubna Kaur,
Poonam Mishra, Raj Keserrapalli, Ruby Basra, Savita Shenoy, Sharran Deora, Shashi Kumar, Tarandeep S. Bali, Ulka Kharshingkar, Vishala Kumar, Zoya Singh
Models - Ankur Jaswal, Navepreet Brar, Edreece Arghandiwal, Ashbir Chahal, Ranjani Rao, Rashmi Rao, Thasveen Sandhu, Sana Ilyas Sonia Chopra, Amrita Singh, Simee Gill, TJ Atwal, Akbar Mahmood
Chair - Manoj Goel
Volunteers - Arvind Deogirikar, Asif Pathan, Bob Shoberg, Deepinder Setia, Dinesh Neelavar, GovindaRajan, Manjit Singh, Narsi Kasturi, Paul McManus, Punam Salhotra, Sanjay Fargose, Sri Palukuri, Suguna Vepa, Tapan Samaddar, Uday Krishna, Uthra, Viren Malaviya
Marketing & Sales Team
Chair - R. Paul Singh
Co-Chairs - Gautam Thockchom, Anand Akela
Team Leads - Trevor Vaz (Web), Deepak Goyal (Mobile)
Volunteers - Alok Jain, Abhinav Talwar, Amanda Day, Anish Shah, Ankit Agarwal, Avijeet Banerjee, Badari Kakumani, Darshana Nadkarni, Gargi Nalawade, Heena Sharma- Kulkarni, Jimesh Shah, Jimish Shah, Jitendra Mehta, Kasthuri George, Kuldip Singh, Lupe Martinez, Pramod Patel, Priyanka Kumar, Rajababu Dukkipati, Ram Singh, Shobha Vishvanath, Soumya Ravi, Sumithra Jonnalagadda, Surendra Yadav, Tavishi Agarwal, Venkat Panidapu, Venkatesan Ranganathan, Venu Dharmapuri, Xavier Palathingal
MentorConnect & InvestorConnect Team
Chair - Deepak Bhagat
Co-Chair - Prakash Narayan
Volunteers - Abhinav Talwar, Akash Choudhary, Amit Bakshi, Ashok Ramani, Hemant Ramnani, M.R. Pamidi, Manish Garg, Prasad Sanjeevaiah, Preethy Padmanabhan, Prerna Lakhi, Shalabh Goel, Viraj Phanse
Operations & Guest Services Team
Chair - Mateen Syed
Co-Chair - Raj Desai
Volunteers - Abdul Quddus, Abhinand S., Ajay Patwardhan, Anamika Agrawal., Diptes Basu, Hari Kishan Charora, Kim Silva, Raj Badoni Rajiv Thareja, Ravishankar B, Sachin Chinchwadkar, Saleem Soomro, Shatrupa Mazumdar, Siddarth Sen, Sudeep Roy, Taruna Gandhi, Vinay Parachuri, Vinita Paunikar
Sponsorship Team Chair - Bharath Ram
Volunteers - Balu Rajagopal, Ketan Patel, Ravi Kiron, Sanjeev Gautam, Sanjiv More, Sri Mudigere, Sridhar Panchapakesan, Steve Rubin
Chairs - Sharath Shankar
Co-Chair - Bharath Kamdar
Volunteers - Anant Kale, Deepak Gulla, Dheema Mahajan, Deepak Gulla, Durga Agarwal, Kannan Govindaraj, Praful Fadadu, Punit Lakhani, Ramesh Mulagala, Sandeep Singhania, Shailendra Jain, Tom Vellaringattu, Vennie Sarvepalli, Vilas Thuse
Chair - Ram Reddy
Volunteers - Harish Muppalla, Nikhil Reddy, Pratik Roy Chowdhury , Pushkar Ranade, Shanti K. Reddy, Srinivas Obili, Sujoy Bhattacharjee, Swathi K. Reddy, Venk Pahwa, Zakir Ali