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About TiE

The Indus Entrepreneurs (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 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 56 chapters across 13 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.

The foremost and most widely known event that TiE hosts is TiECon, which is the largest professional and networking conference for entrepreneurs. TiE also hosts a wide range of programs events catering to various industry verticals, educational events hosted by TiE Institute, TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) program to foster entrepreneurship in our youth, and TiE Women’s Forum for empowering women entrepreneurs.
TiEcon is TiE’s premier annual event and is the largest convention in the world dedicated to entrepreneurs. Recent TiEcons have featured some of the most eminent speakers from industry including Larry Page, Steve Ballmer (CEO Microsoft), Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Ted Turner (Philanthropist, Businessman), Eric Schmidt (CEO Google), Larry Ellison (CEO Oracle), Narayana Murthy (Founder Infosys), Peter Theil (Founder Paypal), Dr Irwin Jacobs (co-founder, Qualcomm), and Aneesh Chopra (First Federal CTO of USA).

Besides its flagship event, TiECon – the largest professional conference for entrepreneurs, TiE now has a wide range of programs including Special Interest Groups (SIGs), TiE Institute, Deal Flow Meetings, TiE Young Entrepreneurs, and, most recently, TiE Women’s Forum and CEO Forum.
Reasons for TiE’s Success

  • 2,500+ experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as Charter Members
  • 11,000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members
  • 56 chapters in 13 countries
  • TiE has a singular focus on wealth creation through entrepreneurship
  • Inspires and educates budding entrepreneurs
  • Holds regular workshops and networking meetings
  • Provides role models and one-on-one mentorship
  • Hundreds of dedicated volunteers
  • Stellar sponsors include Top VC firms, fortune 500 companies, as well as startups and professional
  • service providers
  • Willing to establish chapters in both vibrant economies as well as under-developed areas
  • Encourages cross border trade and free enterprise policies internationally
  • Membership is open to all

TiE Achievements

  • Largest pool of intellectual capital anywhere
  • TiE Brand is globally synonymous with entrepreneurship
  • TiE’s annual professional conference, TiECon, is regarded as the largest entrepreneurial forum in the world
  • TiE has helped boost the economies of the communities in which it operates
  • Economic wealth creation estimated at $200 billion
  • Significant involvement in social entrepreneurship
  • Influenced liberalization of key economic sectors in India and Pakistan.

Brand Ambassadors

Narayana Murthy
Narayana Murthy is an Indian industrialist, software engineer and one of the seven founders of Infosys Technologies, a global consulting and IT services company based in India. He is currently… Read More
Kanwal Rekhi
Kanwal is a managing partner in Inventus Capital Partners, a Silicon Valley based cross border, US/India early stage technology venture capital fund. He was one of the founders of TiE SV and its… Read More
Nandan Nilekani
Nandan Nilekani is the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Infosys Technologies Limited. From March 2002 to June 22, 2007, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director and has… Read More
Hussain Dawood
Mr. Hussain Dawood is Chairman of Dawood Hercules Chemicals Ltd., Engro Chemical Pakistan Ltd, Karachi Education Initiative/Karachi Business School and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund,… Read More
Desh Deshpande
Desh Deshpande is the Chairman of Sycamore Networks, Tejas Networks and A123 Systems. Prior to co-founding Sycamore Networks, Dr. Deshpande was the Founder and Chairman of Cascade Communications… Read More
Late C.K. Prahalad
C.K. Prahalad, the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, specializes in corporate strategy. His books include…Read More
Arun Sarin
Arun Sarin was the CEO of the world’s biggest mobile phone company, Britain’s Vodafone Group plc. He started his career as a management consultant before moving, in 1984, to Pacific… Read More
Anand Mahindra
Anand Mahindra is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. In April 1997, he was appointed Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and in January 2003…Read More
Aditya Mittal
Aditya Mittal is Chief Financial Officer of ArcelorMittal with additional responsibility for M&A Business & Project Development, Flat Americas, Strategy, Investors Relations and… Read More
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon Ltd. In 1978, she joined as a Trainee Manager with Biocon Biochemicals Limited in Ireland. Collaborating with the same…Read More
Sanjiv Ahuja
Sanjiv Ahuja is the Founder and Chairman of Augere, a new venture aiming to provide broadband access for all. He is also the founder and Chairman of Eaton Telecom Infrastructure. In addition, he… Read More
Shiv Nadar
Shiv Nadar founded HCL in the mid-1970s and transformed the IT hardware company into an IT Enterprise over the next three decades by constantly reinventing his company’s focus. In January…Read More
Syed Babar Ali
As an entrepreneur and industrialist, Syed Babar Ali envisioned and set up Packages Limited (Pakistan’s largest paper & board mill), Milkpak Limited – now Nestle Milkpak Limited – (one…Read More
Victor Menezes
Victor Menezes is a Senior Advisor with New Silk Route Partners LLC, an international private equity firm. He retired from Citigroup as Senior Vice Chairman after a 32-year global career there…. Read More
Vindi Banga
Vindi Banga has held a variety of positions in Unilever since he joined in 1977. He was senior Vice President, Hair and Oral Care from 1998 to 2000. From 1995 to 1998, he was the Director for…Read More
Vinod Khosla
Vinod Khosla is one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems and became a General Partner of the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in 1986. In 2004 Mr. Khosla formed his…Read More
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