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

Learn how use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning empowers your business in the brave new digital world. Come listen to Erick Miller, Managing Director of Hyperspeed Ventures, Anima Anandkumar, principal scientist at Amazon Web Services Cloud and Artificial Intelligence, Jesse Draper of Halogen Ventures on the role of women entrepreneurs, and Parag Havaldar, Academy award winner for his tech that captures facial performances digitally., 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



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!

List of TieSoCal Labs Companies

Event Schedule

8:00 AM Exhibitor Room Breakfast & Networking
8:45 AM Grand Ballroom Welcome Note by Anurita Varma – Executive Director and TiECON Chair & President Elect Smita Bagla
9:00 AM Grand Ballroom “Hyperspeed Innovations” by Erick Miller
(Founder & Managing Director – Hyperspeed Ventures)
9:45 AM Grand Ballroom "What is Machine Learning/AI?" by Anima Anandakumar
(Principal Scientist – Amazon AI)
10:30 AM Exhibitor Room Chai & Networking
11:00 AM Grand Ballroom "Rise of Woman Entrepreneur" by Jesse Draper
(Founding Partner – Halogen Ventures)
Fireside Chat with Harina Kapoor
12:00 PM Garden Terrace Lunch LUNCH
1:00 PM Lakewood “Entrepreneurship Track” - Panel Session I
Moderated By Devang Thakkar
1:00 PM Cypress “Innovations Track” - Panel Session II
Moderated By Arun Gollapudi and Ravi Kondagunta
1:00 PM Artesia “Investor point of view Track" - Panel Session III
Moderated By Vijay Kotrappa
2:30 PM Exhibitor Room Chai & Networking
3:00 PM Grand Ballroom TiE SoCal Labs

Introduction by Neeraj S. Bhavani(Founder) & Mangesh Mahajan(Chair)
3-minute Company Presentations followed by 2-minute Q&A

3:30 PM Grand Ballroom "Technology in Entertainment Industry" by Parag Havaldar

(Oscar award winner for Technical Achievement)

4:15 PM Grand Ballroom “Founding story of TiE” – AJ Patel

(Founder of TiE 25 Years ago)

4:45PM Grand Ballroom Closing Remarks by TiECon Chair - Smita Bagla

Event Sponsors

Event Speakers

Erick Miller

Managing Director of Hyperspeed Ventures

Anima Anandkumar

Principal Scientist at Amazon AI

Jesse Draper

Founding Partner, Halogen Ventures

Parag Havaldar

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

AJ Patel

TIE Founder

Neeraj Bhavani

TiE SoCal 2017 Chapter President, CEO Tagnos

Smita Bagla

TieCon Chair 2017, Incoming President 2018, CEO Gameritt

Anurita Varma

Executive Director, TiE SoCal

Shankar Ram

Sponsorship Chair

Mangesh Mahajan

TiE SoCal Labs Chair

Ravi Kondagunta

Community Development Chair

Navneet Chugh

CEO & Founder, Chugh Firm

Sanjay Dalal

Marketing Chair

Anand Mahale

Sponsorship Committee

Harina Kapoor

CEO, Aiykum

Prabal Gupta

CEO & Founder, PKG Capital LLC

Hemant Warudkar

CEO, Express Analytics

Venkat Tadanki

Investor at THB


CEO, Systech Solutions Inc.,

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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