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Introducing TiE SoCal Labs
We are pleased to launch a new program called TiE SoCal Labs on 9th March. This virtual incubator program is designed for “Hungry SoCal Entrepreneurs” who are eager to receive help from the TiE Global network. Nitin Rai from TiE Global Angels Alliance (TGAA) will be launching this amazing program. Mangesh Mahajan, Partner at WaterMark Venture Capital, will be the chair of this program. Well-known VCs, Angels and seasoned Entrepreneurs will be available to mentor these startup founders. An exclusive group of founders and their startups will be selected in the first year.
Our bold vision is to help aspiring entrepreneurs with the entire lifecycle of their company – from cradle to successful exit: ideation process (above), making a realistic business plan, finding co-founders, building proof-of-concept, finding beta customers, commercializing the products, creating go-to-market strategy, expanding sales and distribution channels, and above all, exploring various fund-raising options. We are going to put key people, processes and systems in place to make you successful!
TiE SoCal is going through a selection process for the first batch of startup companies to be admitted to this amazing incubator. We have already received a dozen or so applications, and our committee has decided to keep the invite open for a few more. Are you interested in applying for the TiE SoCal Labs? This is your chance to get in on the ground-floor!
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We are anticipating a Huge Turnout for the TiE SoCal Labs launch event (we’re hearing that this launch may include live pitches from the final round of applicants, live audience participation and selection (aka The Voice), and a few surprises… but we can’t give it all away).
Place: Real Office Centers at the Vine OC
5151 California Ave. Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92617
When: March 9 from 6 pm onward
What: Indian dinner will be served
Let’s face it – Getting financial backing is difficult. For most, it’s not a pleasant experience. We are trying to revolutionize this by giving you an opportunity to impress our panelists with your Startup idea who might back you with INR 1.5 Million in just 10 Minutes!
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An exciting 3-day platform aimed at attracting over 7,000 attendees, including startups, leading technology providers, investors, thought leaders and influencers
21-23 November, Bengaluru
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Thurday, October 15, 2015 from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm
The Indian Merchants’ Chamber’s private Equity Committee has organized its annual Workshop “Speed Dating with Venture Capitalists (VC’s)” as per following details:
Day & Date : Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time : 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Venue : Walchand Hirachand Hall, 4th floor, IMC Building, Churchgate, Mumbai
The workshop will have pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with some of India’s top early-stage investors to present your business plan, get the advice to set direction for way forward. You will get 10 minutes to speak one on one to your three preferred India’s top Investors and pitch your business idea to them.
This workshop will give you excellent opportunity to network and present your business ideas to these investors.
The registration charge for the event is Rs.2500/- only (inclusive of service tax).
To register, fill the attached registration form and send across to Ms. Andrea Fernandes at email@example.com or call on 2204 6633.
After testing its startup mentor programme in Israel, search giant Google is now turning its focus on Indian startups. The company has picked India to kick-start its startup mentorship programme Launchpad this year, signalling its growing interest in Indian startups.
On Monday, it launched the first of four such week-long programmes, during which a set of mentors from Google and other companies will coach startups looking to grow. “This is one of our large scale new programme offering,” said Sunil Rao, who heads the startup initiative for Google India. While Google has an interest in growing India’s digital economy, the startup programme could also turn into a pipeline for Google’s investment arm.
The company’s venture capital arm had recently picked up a stake in real estate portal Commonfloor and Freshdesk, a Chennai-based customer support tool. In India, Google plans to mentor close to 100 companies through Launchpad, which was started on a small scale nearly three years ago in Israel. Last year, it was conducted in 20 different cities.oogle benefits from the growing digital economy, as companies spend on Google to acquire customers. In the year ended March 2014, Google’s revenue crossed 3,000 crore, up 47% YoY, helped by increasing online advertising spend.
All the “bits and pieces” of Google’s startup programmes will be consolidated under Launchpad. “It will be like one offering to the developer from a startup perspective,” said Rao, country head, start-up ecosystem India, Google India.
“It will be like one offering to the developer from a startup perspective,” said Rao, country head, startup ecosystem, Google India. The company plans to take Launchpad to 50 cities this year but in India, most of its activities will be focused in Bengaluru. Rao, who heads the developer relations team for Google in India, has grown the Google developer community to one of the biggest with 45 chapters.Google Developer Relations was set up in India about five years ago in Hyderabad.
The team now has four people and operates out of Bengaluru, the largest among such teams for Google. It mainly focuses on creating Google developer groups, focused around Google technologies such as the Android operating system.
India is one of the largest Google developer ecosystems, with a large number of Android developers.
Increasingly, India has become core to Google’s vision of getting 7 billion people or the world’s population to use the Internet.
Many top executives of the $60 billion search company have been visiting India over the last few months, signalling its increasing interest in India’s growing Internet economy. Last September, Google launched its Android One programme to make smartphones affordable in India and other Southeast Asian countries.
Eureka! – An International Business Plan Competition
Aimed at encouraging people all around the world to unleash their inventive potential and flesh out ideas spanning multiple dimensions, Eureka! is Asia’s largest B-Plan competition as acknowledged independently by CNN and Thomson Reuters.
Designed to emulate the process of the growth of an idea towards a full-fledged startup. Eureka! prides itself on providing a 360 degree, holistic experience in the 5 month period that it spans. Right from acknowledging that your idea has potential, to writing a B-Plan, and pitching in front of an investor- this platform has it all !
Over the 15 years of its existence, Eureka has grown from a competition in which 50 teams competed for INR 50,000 , to a competition which sees over 6000 entries competing for prizes worth INR 4.5 Million with excellent networking opportunities in India and the Silicon Valley !
Eureka! now serves not only as a launch pad for budding ideas, but now has moved to be recognised as a platform for intensive learning of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by interactions and mentorship from the leaders of this field.
With the vision of promoting both business and social innovations, we follow two tracks:
- Eureka! Business
- Eureka! Social
The trademark of Eureka!, the business track of Eureka! is aimed at helping ideas develop into businesses that have the potential to revolutionize the world.
Now into its 4th successful year, Eureka! Social aims at helping build innovative enterprises and technology to aid the strata at the bottom of the pyramid and/or build a greener tomorrow. With associations like NSEF, Ashoka and Villgro, Eureka! Social runs as a parallel side track to Eureka! Business.
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