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Mentor Connect

Mentor Connect is a flagship program where a structured environment for Mentorship is provided to TiEcon attendees

Date: May 2-3, 2024

Time:  12:30 pm to 1:30 pm PST

Location: Hall A1, Santa Clara Convention Center

Ajoy Sojan
Ex VP Engineering, Yahoo News

Alagu Periyannan
Ex CTO, BlueJeans

Aloke Bhandia
CEO, iProStrategy

Anand Raghavan
Sr. Director of Eng., AI at Cisco

Ashish Bansal
Founder | AI Leader | Author

Ashis Khan
VP, Time Series AI Cloud Bus., Falkonry

Bharat Gupte
Board Member | Advisor | Investor

Bidyut Parruck
Cloud Architect | Mentor |  Inventor

Debu Chatterjee
Founder, Konfer

Dilip Saraf
LinkedIn’s Top Re-Invention Guru

MuckAI Girish
Founder, RockFish

Hemant Hebbar
VP, Global M&A, HP

Charles Tobin
Scientist and DeepTech advisor

Jay Swaminathan
Founder, AppWrap 

Krishna Yarlagadda
Chairman, Meeami Technologies

Kumar Ganapathy
Founder, 3i Partners

Lena Kannappan
Founder, Healthcare Triangle

Niraj Saran
Founder, MayaValley Ventures 

Nitin Vaish
Bus Dev Leader, Ginkgo Bioworks

Prabakar Sundarrajan
Founder, The Fabric

Prabakar Murugaiah
Founder, TechFetch

Pradip Shankar
Partner, Laramide Investments

Praveer Kumar
Co-Founder, Guardhat

R Paul Singh
COO, Modern Data Company

Raj Singh
Founder, Z21 Ventures

Renu Raman
Founder, Terriza

Sandip Gupta
SVP, Global Alliances – NTTData

Sanjit Dang
Co-Founder, UFirst Capital

Satchit Dokras
Principal Consultant, Auriga Tek

Sheela Ursal
Founder, FintechNext

Shubhada Hebbar
Head of Product, Google

Sukhwinder Lamba
Co-Founder, Navigate IO

Varun Kohli
CMO, Cequence Security

Vic Kulkarni
Co-Founder, SiVa-Access

Vijay Parmar
Partner, FounderPartners

Vipin Jain
Founder, Blendid

Yogita Parulekar
Founder, Invigrid


Who should attend


  • A wantrepreneur looking to validate their idea
  • A novice entrepreneur looking for guidance
  • A startup founder looking for advise to pivot his/her startup


How is it done


  • 60 min time slot with mentor and mentee
  • A time slot is booked ahead of the event
  • In a small setting (typically 8-10 mentees)


Who are our mentors


  • Highly accomplished business professionals
  • Silicon Valley veterans and domain experts
  • Serial entrepreneurs with a proven track record

Program Chairs

Prakash Narayan
Mentor Connect Track Leader

Deepak Bhagat
Mentor Connect Track Co-Chair