TiE


TiE

TiE (formerly "The Indus Entrepreneurs") is a global nonprofit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. TiE has 49 chapters in eleven countries, with a total membership exceeding 12,000. TiE is most closely affiliated with the South Asian business community, and is recognized as an important networking forum for entrepreneurs and investors. [cite news |url=http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2000/05/15/279748/index.htm |title=The Indians of Silicon Valley |publisher=Fortune |date=2000-05-15 ] TiE's sponsors include nearly every venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. The World Affairs Council of Northern California held its 2002 annual gala in honor of TiE for TiE's contributions to the international community and to global commerce. [cite web |url=http://wacsf.vportal.net/?fileid=2671 |title=Program Details |publisher=World Affairs Council |date=2002-04-23 ]

Overview

TiE was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently more than 12,000 members and over 1,800 charter members in 49 chapters across 11 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.

Membership

TiE has three tiers of membership: Global Charter Members, Charter Members, and Members. Global Charter Members are internationally recognized business leaders. Charter Members have achieved significant success in their local business community.

Activities

TiE has a wide range of programs including Special Interest Groups (SIGs), TiE Institute, Deal Flow Meetings, TiE Young Entrepreneurs, the TiE Women’s Forum, and the CEO Forum. In addition, TiE and the National Venture Capital Association sponsor an annual Venture Capital Delegation to India.

TiEcon

TiE's flagship event, TiEcon, is held annually in Silicon Valley. The event attracts over 4,000 attendees, and has featured speakers such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Ted Turner, John Chambers, Michael Moritz, John Doerr, Dr. Amartya Sen, Myron Scholes, Thomas Friedman, and Steve Young.

Global Trustees

"Partial list from the TiE Website" [cite web |url=http://tie.org/chapterHome/membership/GlobalCharterMembers200712078934212177/viewInnerPagePT |title=Global Charter Members |publisher=TiE |date=2007 ]

* (Chairman) The Hon. Apurv Bagri, Chairman of the London Metal Exchange and Managing Director of Metdist [cite news |url=http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/specials/rich_list/article3805601.ece |title=Lord and Apurv Bagri |publisher=Sunday Times |date=2008-04-23 ]
* Narayana Murthy, co-founder and Chief Mentor, Infosys
* Gururaj "Desh" Deshpande, co-founder and Chairman of Sycamore Networks and former co-founder and Chairman of Cascade Communications [cite news |url=http://www.forbes.com/finance/lists/54/2000/LIR.jhtml?passListId=54&passYear=2000&passListType=Person&datatype=Person&uniqueId=MK25 |title=Forbes 400 Richest in America 2000 |publisher=Forbes |date=2000 ]
* R. Ramaraj, Senior Advisor of Sequoia Capital and co-founder and former CEO, Sify
* Raj Jaswa, co-founder and former CEO of Selectica and co-founder and former President of Opti [cite news |url=http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-04-30-immigration-side-silicon-valley_x.htm |title=Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Sees a Different Kind of Crisis |publisher=USA Today |date=2006-04-30 ]
* Arjun Malhotra, co-founder and CEO of Headstrong and co-founder of HCL
* Kanwal Rekhi, Managing Director of Inventus Capital and former CTO of Novell

Prominent Members

"from the TiE Website" [cite web |url=http://tie.org/chapterHome/about_tie/Organization200706182892347277/viewOrganizationPagePT |title=Organization |publisher=TiE |date=2007 ]

* Arun Sarin, CEO, Vodafone
* Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures
* Narayana Murthy, co-founder and Chief Mentor, Infosys
* Rajat Gupta, Senior Partner Worldwide, McKinsey & Company, and Chairman, Board of Associates, Harvard * Business School
* Kiran Majumdar Shaw, Founder and CEO, Biocon
* Raju Ramalinga, Founder and CEO, Satyam Computer
* Syed Babar Ali OBE, Founder, advisor Packages Group and former president WWF.

ponsors

TiE has over 70 sponsors including:

* Corporate Sponsors: Microsoft, Silicon Valley Bank, IBM, Merrill Lynch, KPMG, Applied Materials, Deloitte & Touche, Jet Airways, SAP, Wells Fargo
* Venture Capital Sponsors: Kleiner Perkins, New Enterprise Associates, Greylock, Accel, Draper Richards, Bay Partners, Norwest

TiE Foundation

The TiE Foundation's purpose is to channel efforts and activities to cultivate entrepreneurship through fund raising activities and campaigns initiated and spearheaded by TiE Foundation. The TiE Foundation program supports analysis, research and discussion of economic policies of different nations, with a major focus on South Asia. The Foundation seeks tax-deductible contributions through events, direct solicitation, and similar means from individuals and institutions interested in advancing such policies efforts.

ee also

* [http://www.tie.org/ TiE]
* [http://www.tiesv.org/ TiE Silicon Valley Chapter]
* [http://boston.tie.org/ TiE Boston Chapter]
* [http://nj.tie.org/ TiE NJ-Philadelphia Chapter]

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