TiE Silicon Valley Proudly Announces TiEcon 2007 -- the World's Largest Convention for Entrepreneurs!

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 24, 2007 --TiE Silicon Valley today announced that TiEcon 2007, the largest convention for entrepreneurs will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA on May 18 and 19.

TiEcon 2007 is two action packed days of aspiring, exploring, and networking. TiEcon will explore today's business environment and discuss the big issues facing industry and entrepreneurs. A stellar combination of Keynote Speakers, Distinguished Speakers, Luminary Panels, and Stories from the Front Line will focus on "The New Face of Entrepreneurship" across businesses and ecosystems. TiEcon attendees will have the opportunity to interact with more than 4000 industry experts, corporate executives, VCs, customers, and entrepreneurs -- making this an exciting and don't miss event.

The theme for TiEcon 2007 is "The New Face of Entrepreneurship." The face of business is dramatically changing as Generation Y, baby boomers, mid-career women, mompreneurs, and new business leaders are coming together to create the most diverse and innovative pool of entrepreneurs. The new age entrepreneurs are launching new businesses on new platforms to serve global markets; they are soaring to new heights by reaching across industries and communities. The recent startups represent the emergence of a new face of entrepreneurship as the entrepreneurs are going above and beyond human imagination -- empowering consumers, engaging societies, and breaking political and geographical boundaries.

Come and be inspired as the brilliant minds share their dreams, stories, and insights.

The Featured Keynote Speakers include some of the best in business and are represented by Meg Whitman, President & CEO of eBay Inc.; Tim O'Reilly, CEO, O'Reilly Media; and Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com. The Distinguished Speakers include Matt Cohler, VP Strategy & Business Operations, Facebook; Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures; and Takeshi Natsuno, SVP & MD, NTT DoCoMo Inc.

Learn what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in today's ever so challenging world.

Panel discussions on "How to raise your seed round," "The New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship," and "Growing for success" set the ground work to identify and explore opportunities. Come listen to in-depth panel discussions on latest developments in Web 2.0, Wireless, Semiconductor & Networking, Software, Life Sciences, and Clean Technology.

Connect with VCs directly at the Entrepreneurs Bazaar.

This forum gives entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to prepare their business pitch with seasoned entrepreneurs and get advice directly from VCs in a one-on-one setting. There is also an opportunity at the exclusive mixer for entrepreneurs to mingle with Venture Capitalists, Attorneys, and Investment Bankers.

Come dream, explore, and connect with the best in the industry, and discover the "entrepreneur in you" at TiEcon 2007.

Register Today!

Save $50 on registration for TiEcon 2007 -- register today. Registration starts at $245, go online to www.tiecon.org or call 408-567-0700 x231.

About TiE

TiEcon is TiE Silicon Valley's annual flagship event. Founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley, TiE is a not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals. TiE stands for Talent, Ideas, and Enterprise; it is an open and inclusive organization that has rapidly grown to more than 45 chapters in 10 countries with a membership base of over 10,000. TiE Silicon Valley is sponsored by the top Venture Capital firms, Fortune 500 corporations, and professional service providers. TiE fosters entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, and education. At the heart of TiE is its strong ecosystem, which has enabled members to facilitate and create a cohesive network of strong, viable, and sustainable chapters worldwide. The TiE brand is synonymous with entrepreneurship and wealth creation globally.

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