TiE-ISB Connect 2009 to focus on new ways to engage venture capital firms

4 New Tracks to Highlight Starting a New Venture and Raising Funds through the Seed to the Growth stage

September 29, 2009 6:35 IST | India Infoline News Service

The 5th edition of India’s most exciting Annual networking event for entrepreneurs and investors TiE-ISB Connect 2009 will feature 30 top Venture Capital Firms with a focus on sharing new ways to engage VC’s. The event will also feature 3 exciting new tracks highlighting issues ‘starting a new venture and raising funds through the seed to the growth stage of the company. The event (www.tie-isbconnect.com) will be held on October 22nd and 23rd, 2009 at Hotel Marriott Hyderabad.

The response to the event has been incredibly positive, with attendance growing from year after year. Over the last 4 years the event attracted over 1000 business plans and over 50 Venture Capitalists representing the core and sunrise industries. We are pleased to be on the radar already for a number of business leaders and big investors who are keen to attend the event, said Dr. Ramesh Babu, President TiE Hyderabad Chapter. 

Making the announcement, J A Chowdary, Member Board of Trustees, TiE Global, said the theme for this Year TiE-ISB Connect 2009 “The Crisis will pass….Will You, addressing real issues” is timely. Our objective in this edition is to address the issue of ‘Surviving and Succeeding’ in difficult times and bring together first-time and seasoned entrepreneurs with investment community to explore the opportunities and challenges in the current economic times.


Opening Day October 22, 2009

·         Jumpstart to your Venture

·         Funding and Operational Challenges During Seed Stage

·         Taking India Forward

·         Company Showcase

Day 2 October 23, 2009

·         Next 800 Million Opportunity

·         Funding and Operational Challenges during Series A/B

·         VC Connect

TiE-ISB Connect during the last 4 years has also held several rounds of mentoring sessions helping many entrepreneurs to refine their strategies and business approaches. Of the 350 entries for business plans received last year there are nearly 13 companies, which are in last stage talks with VCs and are likely to receive funding.

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