ONLY three per cent of the start-ups actually succeed, and many people are not aware of this.Hence, TiE
Pune has curated this year’s TiECON Pune with a focus on ‘Enriching the eco-system’,
an action-packed programme of learning, interaction and networking for its participants, said Kiran Deshpande, founder and CEO, Mojo Networks and president, TiE Pune.
TiE Pune had organised the sixth edition of TiECON PUNE 2018 with
the aim of Enriching the Eco-system in Pune. The largest entrepreneurship
conference in the city provided an immersive experience to over 500 entrepreneurs.
This TiECON was special for its focus on fundamentals of entrepreneurship and the
quality of content delivered by esteem speakers and panellist.
The conference hosted speakers like Padmashree Alyque Padamsee, Swapnil Shinde of Mezi.com
and Dr Sheetal Amte. Ad Guru Alyque Padamsee spoke about “Brandversting” and
shared his experiences during the making of signature campaigns like Fair & Handsome, Liril, Kamasutra and many more which were designed and handled by him. He insisted on the importance of ideation in the world of advertising.
The highlight of the event was the interactive keynote session by Padmabhushan F C
Kohli, founder and former CEO, TCS and Ishaat Hussain, former CFO of Tata
Sons. F C Kohli, now 94-years old and known as the father of Indian software
industry, emphasised the need of reforming the education system in India and
especially in the engineering discipline. He has dedicated past 15 years for the cause
of education in India.
Ishaat Hussain, a Tata Group veteran, spoke about TCS IPO
and how it has become the most valuable company in the country. He spoke about
values that underlie the Tata group philosophy.
The conference had a pavilion for TiE Pune’s signature program for mentoring called
“Nuture”. Applications were invited for 7 th edition of nurture mentoring program.
Through the last 6 years of nurture programme Tie has nurtured over 60 companies.
TiE Pune Angels, provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to leverage a large funding base, from various TiE Pune Charter Members and Investors around the world. Start-ups & entrepreneurs can tap into the TiE Pune Network as a strong investment group with a history of successful investments. Several Start-ups have received Mentoring, Funding and Investment from TiE Pune Angels.
The winners of the first annual TIE PUNE Whizible Awards 2018 for entrepreneurship were announced and conferred by Padmashree Alyque Padamsee. The Exemplary Entrepreneur Award was given to Dr Anand Deshpande, founder & CEO, Persistent and Women Champion Award was given to Ashwini Deshpande, Founder and CEO of Elephant Design.
The two-day event was designed to inspire and be a one stop destination for all aspiring entrepreneurs and a platform for fostering entrepreneurship.