Unleashing Hyperspeed Innovations

Accelerate Your Entrepreneurship

TiECON Southwest 2017 is TiE Southern California’s signature annual entrepreneurship conference bringing together 700+ entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and business professionals for a great combination of substantive conversation, education and peer networking.

Make High-Level Connections

TiECON Southwest brings together highly successful and aspiring business women and men entrepreneurs as well as investors and mentors  from varying industries such as IoT, Finance, Real Estate, Automotive, Entertainment, Healthcare, AR/VR, Media and Information Technology.

The agenda features several keynote/plenary discussions and a number of smaller break-out panels, with plenty of time for informal exchange and mentorship.

Learn The Latest Technologies

Come listen to Erick Miller, Managing Director of Hyperspeed Ventures, on Technology Megatrends; Anima Anandkumar, Principal Scientist at Amazon, on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; John Mattison, Chief Health Information Officer at Kaiser, on Connected Health; Jesse Draper, Founding Partner of Halogen Ventures, on the Rise of Women Entrepreneurs; and Parag Havaldar, Academy Award winner, on Technology in Entertainment Industry. But that’s not all:


  • Attend Breakout Panels
  • Listen to the company Pitches from TieSoCal Labs
  • Enjoy the popular Mentor-Mentee Power Lunch
  • Network with high profile VCs
  • Promote your startup business
  • Get inspired and engaged with newfound connections
  • Test Ride the latest Tesla Model S or Model X



TIESOCAL LABS for Entrepreneurs

TiE SoCal Labs logoTiE SoCal Labs is a virtual incubator launched by TiE SoCal in 2017. TiE SoCal Labs helps aspiring entrepreneurs with the entire lifecycle of their company – from cradle to successful exit: ideation process, making a realistic business plan, finding co-founders, building proof-of-concept, creating MVP, finding beta customers, commercializing the products, creating go-to-market strategy, expanding sales and distribution channels, and above all, exploring various fund-raising options. TiE SoCal Labs helps put key people, processes and systems in place to make startup founders & entrepreneurs successful! Check out the current list of TiE SoCal Labs Companies.

OPEN MIC PITCH for Entrepreneurs

Open Mic Pitch Is Back

We are taking selective applications from new startups who want to gain visibility, get feedback from local angel investors, venture capitalists & executives, and grab the grand prize of the Best Startup Idea at TiEcon Southwest.

Do you have what it takes to be that most talked, most interesting, most popular Startup?

Wait no more. Now’s your chance to Fast Pitch! (applications close Oct 10)

Apply Today for the Fast Pitch


For the first time at this year’s TiECON we will have a Product Showcase section, where entrepreneurs will get a chance to display and demo their Products (Software and Hardware) and Services to the TiECON Southwest 2017 attendees. We have 5 spots left for submitting your applications and know more about the showcase.

This showcase will put you front and center of all the action at a fraction of the cost. Please hurry up and write to Anand Mahale at amahale@gmail.com before all the spots get taken.

Event Schedule

8:00 AM Exhibitor Room Breakfast & Networking
8:45 AM Grand Ballroom Welcome Note by Anurita Varma – Executive Director.
Welcome Note by Smita G. Bagla – TiECon Chair & 2018 Incoming President
9:00 AM Grand Ballroom “Bitcoins and Blockchains” by Erick Miller
(Founder & Managing Director – Hyperspeed Ventures)
9:35 AM Grand Ballroom "What is Machine Learning/AI?" by Anima Anandakumar
(Principal Scientist – Amazon AI)
10:10 AM Grand Ballroom "Mission of TiE" by TiE Co-Founder and Chairman of TiE Global - Suhas Patil
10:20 AM Grand Ballroom "Connected Health - How to leverage the Plecosystem Economy" by John Mattison
(Asst. Med. Dir. Chief Health Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente )
10:55 AM Grand Ballroom "Rise of Woman Entrepreneur" by Jesse Draper
(Founding Partner – Halogen Ventures)
Fireside Chat with Harina Kapoor
11:30 AM Grand Ballroom Fire Side Chat with Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi
Moderated by Navneet Chugh
12:00 PM Garden Terrace Lunch LUNCH
1:00 PM Lakewood Mission: Impossible’: Becoming an Entrepreneur!” - Panel Session I
Moderated By Devang Thakkar
1:00 PM Cypress Elements of Disruptive Innovations - Data, Analytics, Connectivity and Simulation” - Panel Session II
Moderated By Arun Gollapudi and Ravi Kondagunta
1:00 PM Artesia "VC and Angel Investing – learn from the Professional Investors and Funded companies " - Panel Session III
Moderated By Vijay Kotrappa
2:00 PM Exhibitor Room Chai & Networking
2:30 PM Grand Ballroom Open Mic Pitch with Sanjay Dalal (Marketing Chair)
2:55 PM Grand Ballroom TiE SoCal Labs
Introduction by Neeraj S. Bhavani (Founder), Nitin Rai (Chair, TiE Global Angel Alliance) & Vijay Kotrappa
(Incoming TiE SoCal Labs Chair)
3-minute Company Presentations followed by 2-minute Q&A
3:25 PM Grand Ballroom "Technology in Entertainment Industry" by Parag Havaldar
(Oscar award winner for Technical Achievement)
3:55 PM Grand Ballroom “Founding story of TiE” – AJ Patel
(Founder of TiE 25 Years ago)
4:25 PM Grand Ballroom Making of "The Tiger Hunter" by producer Megha Kadakia
4:55 PM Grand Ballroom Closing Remarks by TiECon Chair - Smita G. Bagla

Event Sponsors

Event Speakers

John Mattison

Asst. Med. Dir. Chief Health Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Jesse Draper

Founding Partner, Halogen Ventures

Parag Havaldar

Oscar Academy Award -2017 for Technical Achievement, R&D lead at Blizzard

Erick Miller

Managing Director of Hyperspeed Ventures

Anima Anandkumar

Principal Scientist at Amazon AI

AJ Patel

TIE Founder

Dr. Suhas Patil

Chairman, TiE Global, TiE Co-Founder

Raja Krishnamoorthi

U.S. Representative (Democrat- IL 8th District)

Neeraj Bhavani

TiE SoCal 2017 Chapter President, CEO Tagnos

Smita G. Bagla

TieCon Chair 2017, Incoming TiE Socal President 2018, CEO GamerItt

Anurita Varma

Executive Director, TiE SoCal 2017

Navneet Chugh

CEO & Founder, Chugh Firm

Shankar Ram

Sponsorship Chair

Harina Kapoor

CEO, Aiykum

Mangesh Mahajan

TiE SoCal Labs Chair

Venkat Tadanki

Investor at THB

Tarang Shah

Managing Partner, Bois Capital

Vijay Kotrappa

Principal, Second Differential


CEO, Systech Solutions Inc.,

Ravi Kondagunta

Managing Partner, Traction Labs

Devang Thakkar

President & Managing Partner, InnoTivum Consulting

T.K. Pillan

Partner, Powerplant Ventures

Nitin Rai

Managing Director, Elevate Capital

Anurag Bist

Founder and CEO, Monet Networks Inc.

Dr. Subbu Murthy

CEO, UGovernIT

Alex Gostomelsky

Managing Partner, Digital Asset Strategies

Dr. Aditya Rajagopal

Founder and CTO, ChromaCode

August Bradley

Executive Producer and Host of MIND & MACHINE

Mohan Nair

Chief Innovation Officer, Cambia Health Solutions

Megha Kadakia

Producer, The Tiger Hunter

Aravind Kailas

Principal Technologist at Volvo Group

Swati Chaturvedi

CEO, Propel(x)

Karpagam Narayanan

Founder, ekryp, Paloras

Seemi Kazmi

Director, Digital Health Programs, Amgen

Prabal Gupta

CEO & Founder, PKG Capital LLC

Sanjay Dalal

Marketing Chair

Anand Mahale

Sponsorship Co-Chair Committee

Deepa Badhwar

Marketing Manager, Chugh, LLP, Logistics Chair

Nita Singh

TiE Executive Committee

Brian Frankel

Mentor-Mentee Chair

Anshuman Sinha

Partner Outreach

Event Price list

Student Special! Valid till 27th October


  • Valid Student ID required

Event Location


12725 Center Court Drive,

Cerritos, CA 90703


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