Glimpses of last year’s TiEcon held May 15-16, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif., showing some of the keynote speakers who shared personal and professional experiences as they spoke about their journey to the top of Silicon Valley. (All photos: © Siliconeer)

Glimpses of last year’s TiEcon held May 15-16, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif., showing some of the keynote speakers who shared personal and professional experiences as they spoke about their journey to the top of Silicon Valley. (All photos: © Siliconeer)

The annual flagship TiEcon 2016, one of the longest ongoing active tech and entrepreneurship conferences in the world, is set to be hosted at Silicon Valley, May 6-7. The twenty-third edition will see close to 500 tech startups and mentors, investors, potential clients, and partners converging at the event, making it one you do not want to miss. Whether you are a senior technology professional or a first-time entrepreneur, TiEcon is an excellent platform to network closely with the global tech-entrepreneur community. Siliconeer presents a preview. (#TiE, @TiE, @Siliconeer, #Siliconeer, #TiESV, #TiEcon, #TiEcon2016, #TechBusiness, #Entrepreneurship, #Conference, #SiliconValley, #Adobe, #ShantanuNarayen, #Sandisk, #SanjayMehrotra, #VMware, #Google, #DianeGreene, #NewEnterpriseAssociates, #PaloAltoNetworks, #NirZuk, #GregPapadopoulos, #Mentoring)

Organized by #TiE, a non-profit global organization founded in 1992, TiEcon’s key mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through funding, mentoring, networking and education by uniting entrepreneurs, policy makers, mentors, and investors. Today, TiE has over 61 chapters and 11,500 members across 18 countries.

Here are eight reasons that will make it worth your while to make the trip halfway around the world and be at the heart of the action in Silicon Valley.

Super-charged agenda: At #TiEcon sessions, attendees can immerse themselves in the latest technology across the hottest industry segments. This year’s TiEcon spans two full days with over 100 sessions lined up. Day 1 (Friday, May 6) will feature three full-day tracks focusing on the Future of Cloud & IT, Data Economy, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Day 2 (Saturday, May 7) will focus on Trending Tech, Social Entrepreneurship, Youth Entrepreneurship, and a Best Practices track for entrepreneurs. Other relevant topics include talent acquisition and retention, funding options, and differentiating your company and products in a competitive environment. PAGE-COVER-TIECON-NEW-02

Star-studded speaker line-up: This year’s speaker line-up includes 200 luminaries like keynote speakers Sandisk Co-founder CEO Sanjay Mehrotra; Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen; Diane Greene, Senior VP of Google’s Cloud Business and co-founder and former CEO of VMware; Greg Papadopoulos, Venture Partner, New Enterprise Associates; and Palo Alto Networks co-founder CTO Nir Zuk.

Past TiEcon speakers have included Tesla CEO Elon Musk, HP CEO Meg Whitman, and former GE CEO and management guru Jack Welch, among others.

A chance to get mentored from the best at Mentor Connect: TiEcon attendees span the spectrum from senior executives of mature companies and technology professionals to experienced entrepreneurs who have lived through the entrepreneurial experience and are willing to share their learning and expertise.

At the Mentor Connect session, entrepreneurs get to pick an expert mentor from among leaders from the hottest industries, introduce their startup ideas at a roundtable discussion (five entrepreneurs per mentor), exchange feedback, and learn from the mentors’ entrepreneurial journey.

Great networking opportunities: With over 4,600 innovators, VCs, and technology firms from over 20 countries attending, TiEcon 2016 is where you are sure to make meaningful connections with clients, investors, and partners. The event promises innumerable opportunities for learning, gleaning critical business insights, and discovering companies doing things you never thought possible. Who knows, you might even find your startup co-founder!

Get recognized and win: #TiE50 is TiE Silicon Valley’s (#TiESV) premier annual awards program contested by thousands of technology startups worldwide. This year, the TiE50 Awards Program is not restricted to any specific technology segment and is currently screening more than 2,300 applications from 17 countries. If you are an early-stage technology startup, TiEcon offers you a unique opportunity to meet other companies like yours, vie for a chance to be among the top 100 finalists who will attend TiEcon 2016 and present before an audience.

Showcase your solutions: Got a cutting-edge product that needs the right exposure to take it forward? Get yourself a booth at the TiEcon Expo and showcase it to the 4,600 conference attendees! The 2016 Expo will feature 100 exhibitors – startups, research labs, universities, and technology corporations – showcasing their products and services. Since many TiEcon attendees are breakthrough thinkers and highly accomplished decision-makers for their organizations, the TiEcon Expo is an excellent platform to expand your product reach to a variety of audiences including investors, buyers, prospective hires and large technology media outlets.


Make in India focus: Day 2 of TiEcon 2016 features an exclusive Make in India track that will highlight the government of India’s initiative manufacturing technology in India and how these initiatives tie back to the Silicon Valley. It will address the global implications of the ‘Make in India’ mission’s promise to enhance domestic skills, ease various challenges to doing business, and make India a hub of investments in global capital and technological innovation. This session is sure to throw up some keen insights and interesting perspectives on what the international startup community looks forward to from one of India’s marquee missions.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and VC Connect: The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, an invite-only, one-day session will take 100 budding international entrepreneurs through a rigorous readiness program including making mock presentations to prepare for pitching to investors and VCs. Winners of the TiE50 and TYE (TiE Young Entrepreneurs) programs will be announced at TiEcon 2016.

If you are ready to dream, change and inspire the world, TiEcon 2016 in the heart of Silicon Valley’s Technology hub at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 6-7, is where you need to be.

Interested readers can learn more about the two-day immersive experience that TiEcon 2016 guarantees and register Here.