Veteran Venture Capitalist Tim Draper to Deliver Grand Keynote at TiEcon 2017

Conference Lineup of over 100 presenters Includes Silicon Valley’s Dynamic Entrepreneurs

Sunnyvale, California, UNITED STATES

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TiE Silicon Valley, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering global entrepreneurship, today announced Tim Draper, veteran venture capitalist and founding partner of Draper Associates and DFJ, as the grand keynote speaker at TiEcon 2017, which will be will be held May 5th and 6th at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

“I am excited to deliver the keynote at TiEcon. I have always been an advocate of entrepreneurship and this conference is a great platform to bring disruptors, technology firms and venture capitalists together for the cause of global entrepreneurship,” Draper said. “I am looking forward to experiencing firsthand the entrepreneurial fervor of the conference and addressing some of the most innovative minds from Silicon Valley and around the world.”

TiEcon 2017’s robust list of over 100 presenters include seasoned entrepreneurs such as Mohit Aron, CEO of Cohesty, Florian Leibert, Founder & CEO, Mesosphere, and Sheng Liang, CEO of Rancher Labs, who will be sharing their entrepreneurial journeys along with lessons learned and helpful tips for aspiring entrepreneurs.

“We have a very exciting speaker lineup scheduled for TiEcon 2017. These are successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders who are leading technological innovations and are driving the hottest trends across the industry,” said Manish Gupta, board member of TiE Silicon Valley and CMO of Redis Labs.

TiEcon 2017, the world’s largest technology-anchored entrepreneurship conference, is expected to attract some 5,000 attendees and will focus on the hottest areas of innovation including machine learning, IoT, FinTech, security, autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality, software defined infrastructure, drones, digital health, and many more.

Ranked alongside Demo, TED and World Economic Forum among the top 10 conferences worldwide for ideas and entrepreneurship, TiEcon has attracted over 50,000 entrepreneurs and professionals from over 50 countries since its inception.

Technology startups are also welcome to participate in the TiE50 annual awards program, which is open to all technology segments.   Enterprises of all sizes and in all domains can showcase their innovations and solutions at the TiEcon Startup Expo.

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About TiE Silicon Valley
TiE Silicon Valley is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in the Bay Area, as well as globally.  TiE strives to inspire entrepreneurs through mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding programs and activities.  With nearly 50 events held each year, TiE brings together the entrepreneurial community to learn from local leaders, as well as each other.


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