TiEcon 2017
TiEcon 2017 will be held in Santa Clara, Calif. on May 5 and 6 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Diya TV) — TiE Silicon Valley has announced the organization’s 2017 conference, a celebration that will commemorate the body’s 25th anniversary, the event will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. on May 5 and 6.

At the convention, a multitude of roundtables and discussions are scheduled to take place, as well as an unveiling in the latest from machine learning, Internet of things (IoT), FinTech, security, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, software defined infrastructure, drones and digital health.


In a first, Tiecon 2017 introduces the ‘Venture Capitalist of the Year Award’ and in the inaugural receipt of this award as chosen unanimously, is Co-founder and Managing Director of Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ravi Mhatre. He will be honored with the ‘Venture Capitalist of the Year Award’. The award will recognize, Mhatre’s winning streak startups and investments including Nutanix, Natera, AppDynamics and Mulesoft and others.

Tim Draper, managing director of the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Juvertson will deliver the keynote on the morning of the event’s kickoff, May 5 at 9.30 a.m. His speech will be immediately followed by a startup bootcamp, Word of Wisdom, and TiE50 Top Startup Presentations. The keynote speakers, topics and more information can be found here.

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, chairman and chief executive of NantWorks will deliver the next day’s keynote, at 9 a.m. The second keynote will be delivered by Ravi Mhatre, a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Details on various workshops organized for the day are available here.

TiEcon is one of the world’s premiere and largest entrepreneurial conferences. Worth magazine named TiEcon as one of the top 10 conferences worldwide, alongside Demo, TED and World Economic Forum. Last year, the non-profit attracted more than 4,700 participants from 22 countries. The conference offers valuable workshops with an opportunity to network with the successful entrepreneurs. One of the main attractions of the event is the TiE50 program.

“Being named TiE50’s Top Startup is a tremendous milestone for Symphony Commerce’s mission to democratize commerce. Recognition of Symphony Commerce as the industry leader in Commerce as a Service is always appreciated, but particularly from an organization as prestigious as TiE. We are grateful for the award and are looking forward to deepening our relationship with the TiE community in the years to come,” said Harish Abbott, Co-Founder & CEO, Symphony Commerce, one of the winners of TiE50, according to the organization’s website.

Nearly 84 percent of the winners and top startups have been funded with billions of dollars, according to the event’s website. To participate for the competition the company must be privately held and not more than seven years old. Further details on the competition can be checked here.