Kochi to host 2nd edition of TiEcon Kerala in December

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Kochi: TiE Kerala, the State chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a global organization engaged in promoting entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking and education, is hosting the second edition of TiEcon Kerala 2013 on December 13-14, 2013 at Kochi.

About 2,000 delegates from across the State and outside will attend the conference which will be inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy. More than 100 eminent speakers comprising leading entrepreneurs, industrialists, professionals ,venture capitalists, educationalists, mentors and management experts from the county and abroad are expected to address delegates in different sessions spread over two days. TiEcon Kerala 2013 has chosen theme ‘Prosperity through Entrepreneurship’.

John K Paul, President of TiE Kerala said ‘TiE Kerala which has just completed 10th year of its active presence in the state, feel confident that with the perceptible change of mindset in people, especially among youth towards entrepreneurship and the more entrepreneur friendly initiatives of the successive state Governments in recent years, the conference would be herald a new era in Kerala’s development’. TiE Kerala would also unfold its vision for the state emphasizing on ‘an entrepreneur in every home’ by 2020, highlighting the increasing importance of entrepreneurship in creating economic prosperity and the need for youth to become more job creators instead of job seekers”.

The conference will discuss opportunities and challenges thrown up both in traditional and new areas by the entrepreneurship age. Many prominent entrepreneurs from variety of sectors will share their ideas and rich experience with delegates. Mentoring Sessions for new entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists’ Counselling, Networking Opportunities etc are other important features of the conference. There will also be a business plan contest for professional college students and the winners will have an opportunity to present their plans investors.

Ashok Rao, Chairman, TiE Global; Bernard A Harris Jr., NASA Astronaut & Apollo Mission Commander Director, President & CEO, Vesalius Ventures; Dr. Christian Tidona, MD, BioRN Cluster Management and Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder & Chairman, Cobra Beer are some of the prominent invitees who have already confirmed their presence in different sessions of the conference.

The first TiEcon Kerala, organized on the lines of international conferences, at Kochi last year was a grand success with more than 1,200 delegates participating in the two day conference.

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