Business Ideas, Mentoring, Motivations

TiE Launches ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ Project for Startups

The Indus Entrepreneurs’ Hyderabad chapter launched Dec. 18 its Billion Dollar Babies project for startups.

An initiative of TiE’s Silicon Valley chapter, the B$B project will select a few startups from India which have a potential to become a $1 billion company. The program aims to help select Indian product startups reach $1 billion in global enterprise value through this ambitious initiative that promises to leverage the reach and resources of TiE Silicon Valley, said a statement.

With its first class next month, the program will bring selected startups to Silicon Valley. It will help entrepreneurs go global, connect with mentors, potential customers and venture capitalists.

The companies will be able to participate in the TiE CIO Forum and other educational events, and receive help with legal, accounting, HR/benefits, hiring, marketing, and other company-building tasks. The project was unveiled by Venktesh Shukla, president of TiE Silicon Valley. “The program represents a unique opportunity for young Indian companies aspiring to break through into a competitive global market,” the Indian American entrepreneur said.

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