TiE Entrepreneurial Summit 2010
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The annual symposium, now in its fifth year, will offer attendees an opportunity to learn about entrepreneurial opportunities in booming industries like education and training, clean technology, internet, retail, telecom and social sectors among others. The theme this year is Enterprising India and the ideas is to "initiate a series of engagements with Indian youth to open their minds to the vast entrepreneurial opportunities," says Pradeep Gupta, President, TiE Delhi- NCR. In fact, along these lines, TiE Delhi-NCR has launched initiatives such as the ‘Idea2Enterprise'; a student business plan competition to identify their innovative ideas. The goal is to turn young graduates into entrepreneurs and job creators.
Saurabh Srivastava, TiE Chairman Emeritus, believes that the "dialogue between Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen and Infosys' founder NR Narayana Murthy on day one will set the tone of deliberations over the next three days." Of particular interest is the Gurukul session which intends to reassure budding entrepreneurs about the risks, rewards and viability of their business ventures. The TiE summit held last year in Mumbai and in Bangalore in 2008 had been very successful.
Founded in 1992 by a group of executives and professions in the Silicon Valley, TiE is now a global organisation dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship across 14 countries with a huge presence in Asia. There are currently over 15,000 members and more than 2,500 charter members which include venture capitalists, angel investors, private equity and law firms, technology and management professionals, SME's, aspiring entrepreneurs as well as students.