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Entrepreneurship in Chicago – Gloom, Doom or Boom?

WHEN: June 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE: 1871- 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago, IL 60654

COST: $40 ($30 for those who register prior to Jun 15th)
$15 for Students ($15 Early Bird)
(TiE will subsidize cost for TiE members - see registration site for details)

CONTACT: Bala Palamadai (+1 630 453 9104) or Arjun Dave (+1 331 200 0450)

What happens when you bring together alums from India’s top school for Technology education and the world’s largest entrepreneurial organization? A room full of the brightest brains and highest net worth of any networking gathering.

We are going to make sparks fly with this annual conference hosted jointly by TiE, IITBHF Chicago Chapter and IIT Midwest.

The event will allow for cross-networking between members of both organizations, and also have a Panel discussion, with successful Entrepreneurs who have had diverse experiences while starting, growing, and financing their ventures.

Join us on Wednesday, the 29th of June from 6.00pm to 8.30 pm to participate in, and share your own experience at the event.

Cocktails and Apetizers will be served. Dress code is Business Casual.

This event has limited seating, and registration will be on a “first-come-first served” basis. Just to set expectations, seats are expected to sell out soon - click here to register ASAP.


6.00-6.45pm : Meet & Greet; Cocktails & Networking
6.45-7.45pm : Event Welcome (Adarsh Arora), Introductions to TiE (Bala Palamadai) & IITB & IIT Midwest (Ram Kelkar), Introduction of Panelists, Moderated Discussion, Wrap-up
7.45-8.30pm : Continued Networking


Discussion Moderated By: Sunil Gaitonde – Co-Founder and Board Member at GS Labs

Tel Ganesan – President & CEO at Kyyba Inc.

Ashish Rangnekar – CEO & Co-Founder at BenchPrep

Reva Minkoff – Founder & President at Digital4Startups

About TiE, IITBHF & IIT Midwest

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 18 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, education, incubating, and funding. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.

The IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation (IITBHF) was established as a non-profit organization to assist the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay … the students, faculty, employees and alumni. The Foundation together with the IIT Bombay Alumni Association are dedicated toward strengthening the links between IIT Bombay and its alumni all across the world ... visit for more information.

IIT Midwest is non-profit organization that is a network of the alumni from all the IITs based in the Midwest region of the U.S.A. 

 Road show: IIT Bombay delegates met at Chicago. Read more......

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