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Tie-ISB Connect 2006 begins from Sep 20

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Sep 14 (UNI) 'TiE-ISB Connect 2006', India's largest networking event for entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders, will begin from September 20 at the ISB Campus here with prominent Venture Capital firms and business leaders among the expected 400 participants from around the world.

The event would be inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and Union Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju would be present during the occasion. Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and Wardhwani Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (WCED) at the ISB were jointly organising the three-day event.

Addressing the media, TiE Hyderabad President J A Chowdary today said here that the event would help identify multiple entrepreneurial opportunity sectors in the near future.

For the first time, TiE-ISB Connect 06 was holding discussions on entrepreneurial opportunities in five new industry tracks - entertainment, infrastructure and real estate, semiconductors, besides industry tracks on Biotech-Pharmaceuticals, Internet Technologies, Technology and IT Enabled Services.

Mr Chowdary said each day of the conference would feature keynotes from luminaries of the investment and business world and also include several distinguished panels sharing thought provoking ideas on successful entrepreneurship.

TiE-ISB Connect 2006 Co-Convenor Chandrasekhar said over 40 Venture Capitalists with a combined venture fund of about USD five billion from countries such as the USA, UK, Middle East and India would be present at the meeting, which aimed at strategic and profitable investment opportunities. Some prominent ones were Ashish N Chandak (IDFC), Kishore Goteti (ICICI Ventures, Sameer Sood (Goodly), Rajesh Jog (Waygate Capital) and Vani Kola (NEA Indo-US).

Convenor, TiE-ISB Connect 2006 Sateesh Jandra said while the first edition saw only 100 participants, the second edition of Connect 2006 had brought over 300 business ideas, 20 of which were short-listed for presentation. Another 40 elevator pitch ideas would be exhibited.


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