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December 13-14, 2013 Le Meridien, Kochi

Entrepreneurship Through Education, Mentoring & Networking TiE or The Indus Entreprenuers, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes free enterprise globally using the above three modes. Its local chapter TiE Kerala, was registered on March 12, 2003 with 10 charter members. Since then, the chapter has grown to include 46 charter members and 465 associate members who are CEOs of SMEs & professionals representing industries like IT, Hospitality/Tourism, Food, Agriculture, Financial Services, Pharma, Education, Consultancy, Automobile, Manufacturing, etc. We are happy to announce that TiE Kerala has completed 10 years in the field promoting & nurturing entrepreneurship. In these years, a few people who have made a considerable difference in the industry have caught our attention. We will be honouring those entrepreneurs at TiEcon Kerala 2013. Presently, the Kerala chapter is rated amongst the top 10 chapters of TiE and is a recipient of the TiE Global Award for Best Leadership Transition, 2012. This year, TiE Kerala won the Chairman's award for Best Overall Performance competing against 66 other chapters spread globally. The Kerala chapter was also awarded certificates for being the finalist in the Best Chapter and Best Growth category. This is the first time that a chapter is featuring in the final rounds of all the three awards at once.

Meet Locally. Reach Globally. Spanning across 60 locations, 17 countries and 5 continents, TiE is the largest entrepreneurial organisation in the world with over 11,000 members in the network. The members benefit immensely from this wide network with access to each other beyond their physical location, and a TiE member to call on in every part of the world. Members can easily connect with one another using an online directory for the TiE extranet.

INDIA’S Entrepreneurs’ LARGEST Convention


TiEcon Kerala Prosperity through Entrepreneurship

Dear Friend, TiE Kerala is happy & proud to inform you that TiEcon Kerala 2013 will be organised on 13th & 14th December, 2013 at the Le Meridien Resort & Convention Centre, Kochi. As TiE never relents in promoting Entrepreneurship, this year too we have taken up one such theme promoting the same - Prosperity through Entrepreneurship. TiEcon Kerala 2012, the inaugural edition, was organised with the support of State Bank of Travancore and the Department of Industries & Commerce, Govt. of Kerala on the 25th & 26th October 2012 at Le Meridien International Convention Centre, Kochi. With over 1200 paid participants, 96 renowned speakers and 30 odd exhibitors, TiEcon Kerala 2012 was a runaway success! Inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri. Oommen Chandy, the entire business fraternity remembers TiEcon Kerala as the marquee event of the past year 2012. TiE has now become the focal body for any discussion in matters of entrepreneurship promotion. We are thankful to all our sponsors and partners who made TiEcon Kerala possible. This year too, I look forward to your active participation in turning TiEcon Kerala into a smashing success. Sincerely Yours John K. Paul President, TiE Kerala

TiEcon Kerala 2013, a preview. India’s Largest Entrepreneurs’ Convention with a global perspective, TiEcon Kerala 2013, will feature leaders from across geographies. This conference is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to widen their horizons through information and interaction. The two-day conference will see more than 110 speakers, 25 tracks and over 2000 delegates.

Networking Opportunities TiEcon Kerala 2013 could be an entrepreneur’s biggest opportunity to network with the ‘who’s who’ of the business world. TiE believes in the immense power of networking for growth & change and this conference lets the delegate be seen at the right place at the right time.

Mentoring Sessions & Venture Capitalists Counselling A series of workshops have been designed to provide the delegates with opportunities to meet and interact with investors, mentors & leaders. These sessions are highly beneficial, especially for entrepreneurs whose companies are in the inception or growth stage.

Women & Student Entrepreneurship

One-on-one Sessions with Leaders

TiE Kerala has been relentlessly promoting women & student entrepreneurship in its effort to draw in more students and women into the industry. TiEcon Kerala 2013 will feature exclusive sessions on both.

Learning from globally successful entrepreneurs could well be once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Receive time-tested strategies, roadmaps and even a glimpse of your tomorrow, from these leaders.

Sharing the Secret of Success At the TiEcon Kerala 2013, successful entrepreneurs will inspire delegates with their stories and winning strategies. During these two days, entrepreneurs can learn about obstacles and opportunities on their road to success.

My Story The strength of any TiE event is its engaging sessions offering unique insights that are relevant to young entrepreneurs. Alternate methodologies and routes, personal stories, expert opinions, stimulating discussions and debates fill the air here with energy.

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Start-ups & early stage companies developing viable business model Entrepreneurs focused on new corporate initiatives The entrepreneur who has just had a flash of a billion dollar idea Investors and corporate executives who could be tomorrow’s entrepreneur Professionals offering legal, financial, marketing and engineering services Women/Social entrepreneurs looking to make a world of difference Students

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Tourism & Hospitality Wellness & Healthcare IT & ITES Retail Entrepreneurship

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Women/Social Entrepreneurship Education Manufacturing Agriculture & Food Processing Media

Why be seen here?

TiEcon Kerala 2013 attendees will see over 2,000 dynamic and successful professionals from across the world and the monarchs of Indian industry. Besides being the ideal platform for networking, this gathering also serves as a marketing opportunity for brands that each delegate represents.

How do brands benefit? TiE is a powerful platform for brands to position and establish their presence and expand their network across the global business ecosystem as well as localised, focused geographies. Some of the unbeatable advantages that TiEcon Kerala 2013 offers are:

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The right audience who are making a difference already Over 2,000 entrepreneurs, industry leaders and decision-makers to influence The most influential business leaders of India under one roof High-value visibility at India’s premier entrepreneurship event Benefits from TiEcon marketing activities across India and around the globe Brand activation and visibility 24/7 through TiE Kerala’s online properties on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ & You Tube

Looking Back TiEcon Kerala


The inaugural edition of TiEcon Kerala 2012 was organised with the support of State Bank of Travancore and the Department of Industries & Commerce, Govt. of Kerala on the 25th & 26th of October, 2012 at Le Meridien International Convention Centre, Kochi. The event was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. Oommen Chandy, and was attended by over 1200 paid participants, 96 renowned speakers and 30 exhibitors. Making TiE, the principal body for any discussion in matters of entrepreneurship promotion!

Some of the Eminent Speakers at TiEcon Kerala 2012 Mr. Ashok Rao Chairman & CEO, Whodini Inc. and Chairman, TiE Global

Mr. Sam Pitroda Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations

Mr. Kanwal Rekhi Managing Partner Inventus Capital Partners

Mr. Arjun Malhotra CEO & Chairman TechSpan/Headstrong

Ms. Sramana Mitra Founder, 1M/1M

Ms. Indira J Parikh Founder President, FLAME

Ms. Lisa Heydlauff Founder & Director, Going to School

Ms. Roopa Purushothaman MD, Head- Research, Everstone Capital Advisors


Mr. Oommen Chandy

Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala

Mr. P. K. Kunhalikutty

Mr. E. K. Bharat Bhushan

Mr. P. K. Agarwal

Hon. The Lord Karan Bilimoria

Hon. Minister, Industries & Information Technology, Govt. of Kerala

CEO, TiE Global

Chief Secretary, Govt. of Kerala

Founder & Chairman, Cobra Beer

Mr. Ashok Rao

Chairman, TiE Global

Mr. Bernard A. Harris Jr.

NASA Astronaut & Apollo Mission Commander Director, President & CEO, Vesalius Ventures


Mr. Naren Bakshi

Mr. Palaniswami Raj Rajan

Dr. Christian Tidona

Mr. Joy Oommen

Founder & Chairman, International Venture Group

Managing Director, BioRN Cluster Management

Chairman & CEO, Virima Technologies

Chairman & MD, Kerala Financial Corporation

Mr. Navneet S. Chugh Certified Public Accountant, The Chugh Firm

TiE Kerala Charter Members Mr. Alex Thomas, Managing Director, Tierra Food India Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Arun Kumar, Partner, KPMG LLP

Mr. Shivdas B. Menon, Managing Director, Sterling Farm Research & Services (P) Ltd.

Mr. C. Balagopal, Managing Director, Terumo Penpol Ltd.

Mr. G. Vijaya Raghavan, Director, Asian School of Business

Mr. John K. Paul, Managing Director, Popular Vehicles & Services Ltd.

Mr. Matthew Andrews, Managing Director, Integral Cybertek (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Damodar Avanoor, Deputy CEO, Lohashilpi

Mr. Umang Patodia, Managing Director, Patspin India Ltd.

Mr. George P. Varghese, Managing Director, FCIOEN Connectors Ltd.

Mr. C. P. Mammen, Managing Director, CCS Technologies (P) Ltd.

Mr. C. J. George, Managing Director, Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services Ltd.

Mr. M. K. Koshy, Executive Vice Chairman, A. V. Thomas & Co. Ltd.

Mr. A. V. George, Chairman, AVG Group of Companies

Mr. Ronnie T Cherian, Managing Director, Capitol Business Services Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. George Alexander Muthoot, Managing Director, The Muthoot Group

Mr. Ajay George Varghese, Managing Director, Bipha Drug Laboratories

Mr. George Paul, Director, Synthite Industries Ltd.

Mr. Sanjaya J. Mariwala, Managing Director, Kancor Ingredients Ltd.

Mr. Hari Krishnan Nair, President, Western India Cashew Co. Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Aju Jacob, Director, Synthite Industries Ltd.

Mr. John Chacko Neroth, Director, N.C.John & Sons Ltd.

Mr. Sam Santhosh, CEO, SciGenom Labs Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Jose Dominic, Managing Director, CGH Earth

Dr. Najeeb Zackeria, Managing Director, Abad Builders Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. M. S. A. Kumar, Managing Director, AVT McCormick Ingredients Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. S. Gopakumar, President, Kumar Group Total Designers

Mr. Kurian Abraham, Editor & Managing Director, Dhanam Publications Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Rajiv Vasudevan, CEO, Ayur VAID Hospitals

Mr. V. K. Mathews, Founder & Executive Chairman, IBS Group

Mr. K. A. Joseph, Director, E-Lakshya Careers & Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Murali Gopalan, President, RP Techsoft International Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Ajith Moopan, CEO & MD, Wood House Ltd.

Mr. Nanda Kumar K., President & CEO, Suntec Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Deepak Aswani, MD, The Raymond Shop

Mr. S. R. Nair, Managing Director, Team Frontline Ltd.

Mr. Rajesh Nair, Vice President-Markets, Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Raghulal T. R., Managing Director, Elite Foods Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Roshan Kainady, Owner, Kainady Plantations

Mr. Navas M. Meeran, Chairman, Eastern Group

Mr. Tony Joseph, Principal Architect, Stapti Architects

Mr. N. R. Panicker, Founder & Chairman, Accel Frontline Ltd.

Ms. Parveen Hafeez, MD, Sunrise Hospital

Mr. Ravi D. C., Managing Director, D C Books Ltd.

Mr. T. S. Anantharaman, CEO, Leo Group

Mr. Roy I. Varghese, Senior Partner, Roy Varghese & Associates

Wg. Cdr. K. Chandrasekhar, Executive Director, TiE Kerala

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Conference Secretariat: TiE Kerala, Door No. 40 /1144, 1st Floor, Gokul, TD Road, Opp. Bank of Baroda Kochi, Kerala India - 682011 Ph: +91 484 4015752 / 3248735

Executive Director: Wing Cdr. K. Chandrasekhar +91 93886 16559


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TiE Con Kerala 2013