The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) conference -- TiEcon Delhi 2012 -- with 1000 entrepreneurs and start-ups wannabes will be addressed by leaders including first generation entrepreneur Lord Karan Billimoria
NEW DELHI, INDIA: Eminent thought leaders on entrepreneurship, start-up strategists and fund managers are heading to New Delhi next month for India's annual conference on entrepreneurship.
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) conference -- TiEcon Delhi 2012 -- with 1000 entrepreneurs and start-ups wannabes will be addressed by leaders including celebrated first generation entrepreneur Lord Karan Billimoria will be speaking at the opening session of TiEcon Delhi 2012 on September 28, 2012 on how to spot opportunities and pitfalls as an entrepreneur and how to handle success and failure, said a press release.
Lord Billimoria, who founded Britain's most loved beer brand Cobra and received the CBE in 2004 for services to business, is President of the UK-India Business Council and a founding member of the Prime Minister of India's Global Advisory Council.
British High Commissioner to India Sir James Bevan CMG will kick off the two- day TiEcon at New Delhi on Friday September 28, 2012, opening United Kingdom's doors to Indian entrepreneurs in a host of exciting areas in science, technology and education.
Britain's Trade and Investment Board, charged with promoting investments by entrepreneurial firms in the UK, is sending a high-level delegation led by its UKTI's dealmaker Alpesh Patel, to the TiEcon.
Dr Robert H. Gertner, Professor and Deputy Dean at ChicagoUniversity's Booth School of Business will expound time-tested mantras of entrepreneurial strategy and social entrepreneurship.
Dwelling on the conference theme ''Entrepreneurship -Thriving in Chaos'', Sanjeev Bikhchandani, president, TiE Delhi-NCR said, ''TiEcon Delhi 2012 is a celebration of dreamers who, unmindful of a hazy future, are striving to push the bar of economy through innovation, perseverance and determination.''
Likening the event to a mini MBA of entrepreneurship, Pramod Bhasin, chairman, Organizing Committee TiEcon Delhi 2012, said, ''We are putting together a series of interactive sessions with opportunities to learn, where entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas and plans, and engage with angel investors, early and growth stage fund managers.''
Several American fund houses specializing in early stage and growth stage start-ups in the Technology, Internet, Mobile, Education, Media and Lifestyle domains will participate in the deliberations and share their funding experience in India while unveiling their future strategy for the country.
Large US fund houses are expected to announce their India investment plans as well. This may add significantly to the overall investor confidence in Indian start-ups, said the press release.
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