TiEcon Advance

Lightspeed Venture Partners founder and managing director Ravi Mhatre is one of the grand keynote speakers for TiEcon 2017. The conference will be held May 5 and May 6 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. (TiEcon.org photo)

The Indus Entrepreneurs organization, in its 25th anniversary, is stepping up to produce its best TiEcon event to date.

To be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif., May 5 and May 6, the 2017 version of TiEcon, a technology anchored event dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, is expected to feature more than 200 speakers and attract in excess of 4,700 attendees who will have the opportunity to peruse the 20 tracks and programs offered.

Entrepreneurs from 22 countries are expected to convene in the heart of Silicon Valley for the conference, themed “Imagine. Innovate. Inflect,” according to TiE.

Founder and managing director of Lightspeed Venture Partners Ravi Mhatre will serve as one of the grand keynote speakers for the conference. Mhatre, who was recognized by the Forbes Midas List as the top venture capitalist, will provide insights into one of the more important aspects for entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses.

NantWorks chairman and CEO Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong and Draper Fisher Juvertson managing director Tim Draper are other scheduled grand keynote speakers.

Other scheduled speakers include Zunum Aero chief executive Ashish Kumar, U.C. San Francisco Institute for Computational Health Sciences director Atul Butte, Marketo chief marketing officer Chandar Pattabhiram, and Open Source Pharma Foundation founder Jaykumar Menon, among many others.

Tracks include software-defined infrastructure, Internet of Things, FinTech and Blockchain, Govtech, security, machine learning, digital health, entrepreneurship, social impact, drones and youth, among others. There will be domain experts in 12 tracks.

The conference also includes two programs: Startup Bootcamp and Words of Wisdom.

Additionally, there will be an expo hall featuring startups, research labs, universities and technology corporations, all showcasing the latest technologies.

To conclude the conference, there will be a performance by Bollywood singer Mika Singh and his band.

More information about the two-day event can be found by visiting www.tiecon.org

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