TiE-ISB Connect 2008 from November 5-7 (TiE-ISB Connect 2008)

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Event Date/Time: Nov 05, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 07, 2008
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Hyderabad, India, 30 October 2008: The TiE-ISB Connect 2008, slated to be held at the Indian School of Business (ISB) Campus in Hyderabad from November 5 to 7 will feature 6 New Tracks, Powerful Keynote speeches and 30 New Business Ideas.

The theme for this year TiE-ISB Connect is to tap the ‘The Next 800 million Opportunity’ and review the overall economic growth patterns; compare with the developed nation and explore the possible models for India.

The eminent keynote speakers during the 3day event will feature David Kayle, Acumen Fund, Y C Deveshwar, ITC and Bijou Kurien, Reliance Retail. The 6 new tracks lined up are Agriculture & Agri-Processing: Present and Future Potential, Manufacturing, Energy, Infrastructure & Urbanization, Health Care Education & Training apart from Retail.

Speaking on the importance of the theme, Ajit Rangnekar, Deputy Dean, ISB, said, “Inclusive growth in India requires equal opportunities and entrepreneurship has the potential to meet this demand. The ISB has focused its efforts to nurture entrepreneurs, who will create ventures that will generate opportunities and wealth in the rural and ancillary sectors.”

J A Chowdary, President of TiE, Hyderabad Chapter said, TiE-ISB Connect has been successful in providing many aspirants who came with the vision of realizing their entrepreneurial dream, a purposeful destination to turn idea into reality. Our mission, he said is to play a key role in bringing Bright Ideas and Cool Start ups to accomplish their journey and find ways to encourage, the spirit of entrepreneurship.
TiE-ISB Connect 2008 received 149 executive summaries out of which 112 were received under the Bright Ideas category and 37 under the Cool Start Ups Category. The Business plan showcase this year attracted over 200 business plans under the Bright Ideas and Cool Start-ups categories.

Explaining the need for such a platform, Dr Krishna Tanuku, Executive Director, WCED, said, “We need more community based support for entrepreneurship rather than individual. Events such as the TiE- ISB Connect play a key role in strengthening the community support for entrepreneurship.”

The event will also feature workshop on Jumpstart your venture, VC Connect and a special panel discussion on Taking India Forward.

TiE-ISB Connect 2008 event is supported by TOTEM Infrastructure,Sun Start Up Essentials, SATYAM, INDU Group, and Microsoft Start Up Accelerator Program.

TiE-ISB Connect is jointly organised by Wadhwani Center for Entrepreneurship Development (WCED) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Hyderabad chapter

Registrations are open for TiE-ISB Connect 2008. To know more about the TiE-ISB Connect Conference and to register,

kindly visit www.tie-isbconnect.com

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