- TiECON 2015 (in collaboration with BCC&I), 20th February 2015, Hyatt Regency, Kolkata
TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), in collaboration with The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, organized ‘TiECON 2015’ at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Kolkata on 20th February 2015. “Startup to sustainable excellence” was the theme of TiECON 2015 - which is the largest professional and networking conference for entrepreneurs. Kolkata TiECON 2015 witnessed the participation of over 400 entrepreneurs under one roof.
TiE is the world’s largest not-for-profit organization for entrepreneurs which fosters entrepreneurship globally. TiE was founded in Silicon Valley in the year 1992 and today with over 63 chapters across 19 countries; TiE has become a strong force to reckon with.
Speakers at this event included Mr. S Radhakrishnan (President – TiE Kolkata), Mr. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh (Chairman & Managing Director – Bandhan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. and Vice President, BCC&I), Mr. Alpesh Patel (Dealmaker – UK Trade & Investment), Mr. Andrew Oury (Partner – Oury Clark), Mr. Ashi Patel (Partner – Oury Clark), Dr. Suborno Bose (Chairman – TiECON 2015), Mr. Shaun Kenworthy (Founder – 1658 Bar & Kitchen), Mr. Amitabh Rai (Director – Sarson Restaurants and Hotels Pvt .Ltd.), Mr. Rajarshi Banerji (Director – Razban Seafood (P) Ltd. Kolkata), Mr. Viresh Oberoi (Managing Director & CEO – Mjunction Services Limited), Mr. Kaushal Sampat (CEO & President – Dun & Bradstreet India), Mr. Subhodip Ghosh (Deputy Director General – BCC&I), Mr. Vidur Kapoor (Chairman – Bengal Institute of Business Studies), Mr. Ranjan Choudhury (Principal – Investing and Incentivizing – National Skill Development Corporation), Shri Satish Chandra Tewari, IAS ( Addl. Chief Secretary – Information Technology and Electronics, Government of West Bengal), Mr. Anil Wanvari (CEO & Editor-in-Chief – Indiatelevision.com Group), Mr. Bhaktha Keshavachar ( Co-founder & CEO – EZETAP), Mr. Arijit Bhattacharyya ( Founder & CEO – Virtualinfocomm), Mr. Vasant Subramanyan ( Ex-President TiE Kolkata), Mr. Raghav Kanoria ( Calcutta Angels), Mr. Asish Mohapatra (Matrix Partners), Mr. Sanjeev Bhikchandani (Founder & Executive Vice Chairman, Info Edge India Ltd. Naukri.com) and Ms. Padmaja Ruparel (President – India Angel Network).
Focus Sessions included Opportunities in Food Retail, Innovation in Education & Skill Development, Opportunities in IT – Future is making IP, Hot Pitch Session, Voice from the Top and The Award Ceremony.
Some of the winners for this year TiECON 2015 awards were:
• Social Impact Award: Mr. Pulak Chamaria, Anant Education Initiatives
• SME Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Ms. Gunjan Poddar, Limtex Infotech Ltd.
• Success Story of the Year Award: Mr. Somenath Mukherjee and Mr. Priyonath Mukherjee: Bengal Speech & Hearing Pvt. Ltd.
• Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Ms. Mukti Gupta, Help Us Help Them
• Educational Entrepreneur of the Year Award :
Mr. Debdutta Sreemany, Pathfinder Group of Companies