Connect with a Mentor
Mentor Connect is a flagship program where a structured environment for Mentorship is provided to TiEcon attendees
Date: Wednesday, May 4
Timings: Cohort 1 : 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST | Cohort 2: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM PST
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Who should attend
- A wantrepreneur looking to validate your idea
- A novice entrepreneur looking for guidance
- A startup founder looking for advise to pivot his/her startup
How is it done
- 60 min time slot with mentor and mentee - done virtually
- A time slot is booked ahead of the event
- In a small setting (typically 8-10 mentees)
Who are our mentors
- Highly accomplished business professionals
- Silicon Valley veterans and domain experts
- Serial entrepreneurs with a proven track record
Based in the Silicon Valley, Dilip often works with professionals, from those just launching their careers, to start-up entrepreneurs, C-level executives, and business owners to coach them to be effective in their pursuits and in their leadership. His clients from 23 countries are diverse: From entrepreneurs, physicians, movie stars, to technology professionals. His previous careers include heading an engineering organization in a Fortune-100 high-tech company, working as a technology consultant, as a marketing consultant, and as a leadership-effectiveness coach.
Dilip has authored five books and has published articles in Harvard Business Review, Chief Executive, and other publications. His weekly career thoughts appear on his website, on LinkedIn, and in widely syndicated 500+ blogs by other publishers, enjoying wide readership. He also holds two technology patents. Dilip holds degrees from IIT-B and Stanford"
Sanjit has over a decade of Exec leadership experience in Product Design, Business Development and Strategy across several domains: Big Data, Natural Language Processing, 3D Camera/Apps, Supply-Chain Analytics and Flash Memory. He has managed $2Bill/year accounts and executed >30 partnership deals in $100M-$2Bill range. Always striving to be ahead of the curve, Sanjit worked on Big Data Analytics before industry created the term 'Big Data'. Similarly, he launched 2 online courses during graduate school in 1999 and published iconic papers on learnings, way before the MOOC revolution started.
Strategist. CEO/GM. Built 5 Category Leaders. TedX Speaker.
Senior Executive with demonstrated success in guiding technology companies from market entry through rapid business growth and market share leadership.
Through her work at SVB, Priya supports entrepreneurs who strive to make the world a better place, and she echoes that commitment in her free time as well. She's on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters and of Women Who Code, an organization dedicated to helping women to excel in technology careers. In addition, Priya is a charter member of TiE, a nonprofit focused on nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs, as well as a venture partner at Xfund, which connects venture capital firms with superior research universities and advisor at Entrepreneurship at Cornell University.
BNY Melon | Pershing
As a member of both Pershing's Executive Committee and BNY Mellon's Senior Leadership Team, I'm closely involved in the firm's strategic direction and actively collaborate with my colleagues across the enterprise.
I serve as a spokesperson on technology trends and issues, and have been featured in financial publications including Investment News and ThinkAdvisor, and on Bloomberg Radio. I'm also a regular keynote speaker and panelist at industry events and conferences.
Nat founded eFORCE Global Inc. in 1999 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President. He served as Senior Vice President of Sales at CA Technologies. Nat has over 10 years experience in delivering enterprise solutions to global organizations such as Fleet Bank, Fidelity Investments, Bank of America, ING Bank, Barclays Bank, Mellon Bank, Visa, John Hancock Insurance, and NationsBank. He served as Vice President and General Manager of the Financial Services Division at Siebel Systems (now Oracle). He also held technical, marketing, sales, and general management positions at Scopus Technology, IA Corp., and TRW Financial Systems(now CSC Financial Services), Alysis Technologies (now CSC Financial Services) and Wang Labs.
He has an extensive background in financial services and enterprise software. He was part of the management team at an early CRM software pioneer company acquired by Oracle. He managed Oracle's financial division after the acquisition. He serves as Director of eFORCE Global Inc. Mr. Natraj served as a Member of the Advisory Board of GlobalLogic, Inc. since May 2008.
A visionary leader and a serial entrepreneur, Lena leads the healthcare & life sciences strategy and business operations for Healthcare Triangle (HCTI). Lena has taken the cloud company from bootstrapped stage to IPO on NASDAQ. He is currently the Executive Sponsor for strategic partnerships, M&As, and oversees some of the key strategic alliances.
Lena is one of the original founders of SAML 2.0 protocol and Federated Identity Management model for the industry while at Orange-France Telecom, which changed the way identity information is shared between service providers and enabled the huge success of SaaS, Cloud and Social Networking.
Lena brings experience and thought leadership in cloud, mobile, cyber security, AI and data from private and public sectors. He is an advisor and angel investor in various startups. Lena is a regular invited speaker in various industry related and entrepreneurship conferences.
Currently Jagadeesh is an active investor and serves on the board of several SiliconValley StartUPs. He is also an adjunct faculty at the Leavey School of Business, SCU.
Dallas Venture Partners
Gowri has significant international experience having grown companies in both Europe and India. Gowri serves on the board for Skedi, Carbon Credits International and is an advisor to ReQall, Earth 911 and Zoomingo.
Gowri is a serial entrepreneur and experienced executive who has grown companies and teams - with strong business development professional, skilled in SAAS, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, E-commerce and Venture Capital.
PK has served in numerous leadership capacities including as Trustee on the Global Board of TiE, President of TiE Dubai, Founder of The Assembly, Founder of SmartStart Fund, Senior Advisor to Dubai Future Foundation, CEO of Optimistix Ventures, Steering Committee Member of in5 Innovation Hub, Honorary Secretary General of Indian Business & Professional Council-Dubai, Member of the Board of Dubai Enterprise Centre, Chairman of Gulfcom Group, Chairman of Prokraft Group-India and Board Member for Indian Documentary Foundation, Dubai Enterprise Centre etc.
Prashant is an active Angel and Early Stage investor in startups, younger companies and fresh ideas. With a portfolio of ventures in India, Middle East and US, he is actively involved in providing mentorship, guidance and advice to such companies at various levels. He has been associated with a large number of successful startups and has an active portfolio in the US, Middle East and India.
Vince Kohli, An Empathy Scholar, is a Silicon Valley Early-stage Venture Capital Investor, 7X Tech Entrepreneur, Serial Business Builder, Product Visionary, Inventor, Problem Thinking Doer, Public Speaker, and Author. Vince is a Global Impact Capitalist Maker, Exponential Impact Super Angel Investor focused on Web3, Metaverse, DeFi apps, Hyperautomation, Enterprise Deep Tech, AI and ML impacting Enterprise and Social Enterprise Industries. Vince is a special invited member of MIT Technology review Global Panel and business advisor at Meta. Vince serves as a StartpUp Judge at MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Google, Samsung, IBM, DraperU, Founder Institute, Founders Space, California State University, StartX, and NASA. Vince is a StartUp / ScaleUp Business Design Investor/Advisor/Mentor at Google4StartUps, Microsoft for StartUps, Singularity, Launch, IBM, StartX, AngelHack, Top Silicon Valley Incubators, Venture Builders, Venture Studios, and Top Silicon Valley Accelerators at YC, Alchemist, and 500 Global.
Vince invented the revolutionary Rapid Prototyping Investor Pitching Method termed as "Seven Second StartUp and ScaleUp Value Pitch". He is a High Impact Venture Mentor Maker in Silicon Valley for Global StartUps and ScaleUps Ecosystem, SAP recognized and awarded SAP Mentor Award and pioneered the first ever Corporate Mentorship Award. Vince is an Innovation Catalyst at UCSF for digital health, hardware and software design for medical devices, Corporate Startup Innovation at Honda Innovation, Samsung Tech Impact, Corporate Ventures with HP Ventures, and Samsung NEXT Ventures, Entrepreneur-in-
Vince is a life changing coach for business founders and on a Massive Transformation Mission to exponentially Impact Billion Entrepreneurs with Global Professional Business Venture Mentorship Maker initiative. Vince believes and executes with Pilanthropreneurologist mindset to Impact the Post COVID World with Exponential Empathy + Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Vince is a regular keynote speaker on topics like Design Thinking, UN SDG's, Web3, Metaverse Economy , DeFi, NFTs, Corporate Innovation, 5G, AI/ML, Quantum Technologies, Edge Computing, Blockchain, Scaling Innovation, Disciplined Entrepreneurship, and Global Resilience - Scaling the Innovation Economy.
Sandip Nayak is the Chief Strategy & AI Ofﬁcer at Linear Financial Technologies (now a part of a fintech unicorn, Amount Inc.), an established fintech startup that delivers best in class platform solutions for banks. Being the founding member, he built a resilient small business portfolio using product & data driven innovations while balancing growth, proﬁtability and customer experience for Linear's partners. Prior to Linear (and Fundation), Sandip held key leadership and management roles in data-driven credit and product roles at Capital One and Citigroup. He has an undergraduate degree from IIT Bombay, and postgraduate studies in Behavioral Economics from George Mason University. Sandip is passionate about creating value for small businesses in the emerging ﬁnancial technology sector.
Over his enterprise and venture career, Guri has steered the industry, clients, and open source through recent waves of tech from Internet to Web to Mobile to Cloud and now to Blockchain, AI/ML, and IoT. Digital Twin Labs is called upon globally for its field strategy and implementation of platforms and ventures for business, public sector, and societal (ESG) outcomes.
Central Business Solutions
Anjul also serves as a management and technology adviser to various start-ups and mid-size firms.
Anjul's firm focuses on the core area of technologies such as Enterprise Security, DevOps, BigData and DataScience with value-added solutions.
Progressing in his career, Ravi has been recognized as a pioneer-entrepreneur in Telehealth by building two of the largest Telemedicine networks in the world with NASA as a professional foundation.
Today, Ravi Amble is a successful serial entrepreneur actively working with and building holistic and personalized software-appliances for decision support using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science for Telehealth, Visual Intelligence, Hybrid Behavioral Extraction, Continuous Data Protection and Business Continuity.
Current focus on scaling up startups, Architecture, Product Strategy, Client/Partner engagement, Delivery, Staffing, Mentorship, Managing global cross-team dependencies
Siris Capital Group
Sandeep is a key strategist, proven CEO, trusted board director and advisor, highly effective coach and mentor, bold thinker and innovator, awesome team builder and a high performance global tech business leader.
Sandeep is currently an Executive Partner at Siris Capital Group, a leading private equity firm. Throughout his three decades of leadership in business and technology, Sandeep has created disruptive and high-impact transformational businesses with great success, delivering significant stakeholder returns.
Sandeep was the CEO & Managing Director of Zensar Technologies, and the Group Management Board at RPG Enterprises from 2016 to 2021. Sandeep shaped a bold turnaround of Zensar from a legacy IT company to a relevant and100% living digital enterprise. Zensar's digital transformation has the distinct, dual honor of being featured as a case study by both Harvard Business School (2018) and London Business School (2020). With Sandeep at the helm, Zensar grew to be an approximately $600 million revenue company with global talent at over 10,000 people.
Before joining Zensar in 2016, Sandeep was with HCL Technologies for over twenty-five years, where he built several Billion-dollar businesses. Sandeep was a Corporate Officer at HCL Technologies. He was the Global Head of Life Sciences, Healthcare and Public Services, a $1.1 Billion business. Under Sandeep's leadership as Global Head for Engineering and R&D Services, he built this business to over $1.2 Billion.
Sandeep is an alumnus of globally-renowned IIT Bombay. In addition to his business management and technology leadership career, Sandeep is a prolific poet. He has authored and published two bilingual books of Hindi-English poems, Your Shadow Wants to Walk Alone and Old Seeds of a New Tree. The Economic Times called Sandeep, "The CEO Poet." He is also the co-founder of Har Asha Foundation, a non-profit organization. www.sandeepkishore.com
Data Science Fellow
Artificial Intelligence & Cloud Computing
Co-Founder of Global IIT Artificial Intelligence Forum
Mentor at IIT Startups, IIT Mentors & TiE
As SBU Head and P&L leader of the Global Technology Business at Tech Mahindra, he is part of the executive leadership team, leading a team of over 10000 associates and provides executive sponsorship to strategic 360 degree relationships with hyperscalers and other technology partnerships.
Forbes Technology Council Contributor, Author and Speaker in Tech Forums.
Awards and Recognition - "Top 50 CEOs in AI 2021", "Entrepreneur of the Year 2019" Finalist WIT Silicon Valley. Awarded "Innovator of the Year" by Women in IT Awards 2018. Awarded twice "Trail Blazer of the Year " Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (FWE). " Women of Distinction in Technology" by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Served as " Andhra Pradesh Govt Special Representative for IT, USA".
Before Vector, Anupam was a Partner in McKinsey's Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Practice and Marketing & Sales (M&S) Practice where he focused on growth and value creation serving some of McKinsey's preeminent clients in enterprise software, telecom operators and equipment, enterprise hardware, and technology services. Prior to McKinsey, Anupam was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies where he focused on broadband access research. Prior to Bell Labs, he was at Calix Networks in a product management role.
Anupam studied electrical engineering and economics and holds a PhD and an MS degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.
Areas of Expertise include - Business Strategy, Market Growth, Advisory Boards, Innovation Hubs, Cross Border Relationships, Operations and Resource Management.
Mateen is the Co-Founder & CEO of Bizhance, a Silicon Valley strategy firm focused on adding value to scalable businesses through structure, strategy and connectivity. It works with corporations, entrepreneurial organizations and government agencies establish partnerships through conducive policies to build innovation and entrepreneurial vibrant hubs across domains.
Invi Grid Inc.
- Extensive speaking experience including ITAA-NASSCOM joint conference, ISACA Silicon Valley and ISACA Japan (keynote) conferences, CISO level thought leadership panel and Private Directors Association panels on AI in the Boardroom and Cybersecurity in the Boardroom under the emerging landscape.
Functions: CEO/strategy, CTO/tech governance, CISO/Cybersecurity, Internal Audit/IT Audit, Finance, Risk/Compliance, Product/Visionary, Customer Success/Advisor
Expertise with customer success for business scaling and growth for B2B products and services business. Business, finance, and corporate governance background ensures technology strategy and business operations are aligned to meet business objectives.
Foley and Lardner
He guides emerging private companies as they secure venture capital financing, prepare for IPO or de-SPAC, and navigate the exit. His domain experience in public offerings and private placements of equity, equity-linked, and debt securities, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spinoffs, strategic investments, and joint ventures, as well as corporate governance and securities law compliance matters, serves his clients well.
1) Creating user profiles based on intent inference and semantic learning,
2) Targeting and algorithmically generating individually customized web pages,
3) Optimizing online content based on user profiles and real-time behavior.
Responsibilities include growing the ai driven site-search, product discovery (search and merchandising) business.