TiE Silicon Valley to celebrate 25th anniversary; announces TiEcon 2017

The event will take place on Friday, May 5; and on Saturday, May 6 in California. 2017 TiE50 Winners will be announced on May 5.

Credit: TiEcon 2017.

TiE Silicon Valley has announced its conference TiEcon 2017 to mark its 25th anniversary. The event will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, on May 5, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and on May 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m.

The May event will hold discussions and workshops on the latest happenings in the industry including machine learning, Internet of things (IoT), FinTech, security, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, software defined infrastructure, drones and digital health.

Tim Draper, managing director of Draper Fisher Juvertson will deliver the keynote on May 5 at 9.30 a.m. The event will be followed by startup bootcamp, Word of Wisdom, and TiE50 Top Startup Presentations. The keynote speakers, topics and timings can be checked here.

On May 6, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, chairman and CEO of NantWorks will give the keynote speech at 9 a.m. The second keynote will be delivered by Ravi Mhatre who is partner at the Lightspeed Venture Partners. Details on various workshops organized for the day are available here.

TiEcon is one of the largest entrepreneurial conferences in the world. Worth magazine named TiEcon as one of the top 10 conferences worldwide, alongside Demo, TED and World Economic Forum. Last year, the non-profit attracted more than 4,700 participants from 22 countries. The conference offers valuable workshops with an opportunity to network with the successful entrepreneurs. One of the main attractions of the event is the TiE50 program.

In the TiE50 program, the organization selects 50 top presentations of the early-stage startups, from all over the world. According to the TiEcon website more than 2000 projects are screened every year to shortlist the finalists. Thereafter, about 100 finalists are invited to attend the TiEcon event. This year’s finalists will showcase their talent to a panel of judges, and the winners will be announced on May 5, 2017. The judges for the competition are experts who are best in their fields. They include serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, CEOs and technology experts.

“Being named TiE50’s Top Startup is a tremendous milestone for Symphony Commerce’s mission to democratize commerce. Recognition of Symphony Commerce as the industry leader in Commerce as a Service is always appreciated, but particularly from an organization as prestigious as TiE. We are grateful for the award and are looking forward to deepening our relationship with the TiE community in the years to come,” said Harish Abbott, Co-Founder & CEO, Symphony Commerce, one of the winners of TiE50, according to the organization’s website.

Nearly 84 percent of the winners and top startups have been funded with billions of dollars, according to the event’s website. To participate for the competition the company must be privately held and not more than seven years old. Further details on the competition can be checked here.

The conference pass costs between $299 and $549. The last date for online registration is April 30, and can be completed on the TiEcon website.

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