TiE DC to host startup workshop on May 12

The daylong event will focus on growth strategies, raising capital.

TiE DC will host a daylong workshop for startups, focusing on growth strategies, in the Washington, DC, area, on May 12.

Titled “Startup Workshop: Essentials for Growth,” the event will be held at Office Evolution, located in Tysons Corner, VA, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, said Shiva Thirumazhusai, a TiE DC board member and one of the organizers.

The workshop, targeting founders and leaders of companies from pre-revenue to $5 million in revenue, will feature a number of high profile speakers from the  area. They include business leaders — who have built companies whose values range from several hundred million dollars to several billion dollars — advisors and investors of successful, high-growth companies.

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ICF Chairman & CEO Sudhakar Kesavan; Center of Innovative Technology President & CEO Ed Albrigo; Founder of Amplifier Ventures Jonathan Aberman; and Executive Vice President of Alyx Technologies Suresh Shenoy are among the speakers.

Sheela Murthy, the President of TiE DC and founder of Murthy Law Firm, told The American Bazaar that the “workshop will help all including those running successful companies to get some tips from successful entrepreneurs and network with others.”

She added that, “With an impressive lineup of speakers, this is the “must attend” event of the year for TiE DC.”

Other speakers include DiMuroGinsberg Attorney Kendall Almerico; Jefferson Education Exchange President & CEO Bart Epstein; Infosys Vice President Lax Gopisetty; Global Senior Vice President of Symantec Vishal Gupta; Khera Communications Partner Raj Khera; UpsideDoor Founder & CEO Bobby Saini; Founder & CEO of Vitamita Amita Shukla; Co-founder & CEO of Gallop.ai Tarun Upaday; and Founder & CEO of Thinkster Math Raj Valli.

“It is age old tradition to share ‘best practices’ with the next generation,” Shenoy told The American Bazaar. “Often, it is knowledge not learned from text books or classrooms but experienced in the trenches. It is commendable that TiE routinely brings a group of seasoned execs to do this and hopefully, the next generation of entrepreneurs are better for it.”

Thirumazhusai, who is also the CEO of Nasotech, a tech company from the area, said “The workshop will explore scaling up startup with the three core components product-sales-marketing, team building, and raising capital.”

TiE DC is the Washington, DC, chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs, a global network of entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals with roots in the Indus region. Founded more than a quarter century ago, TiE supports entrepreneurs “by offering education, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities,” according to its website.

Those interested in attending the workshop can register by visiting the TiE DC website. Ticket prices range from $100 to $250.

Murthy, the TiE DC President, said tickets are selling at highly discounted prices.


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