SOURCE: Curata


May 29, 2012 09:00 ET

Curata CEO Pawan Deshpande to Lead Session on New England's New Breed of Entrepreneurs

TiECON Panel to Tap Insight of Region's Leading Young Entrepreneurs

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) - Following a period of rapid growth that included doubling both revenue and customers, online content marketing technology company Curata (formerly HiveFire, Inc.) today announced that CEO Pawan Deshpande will share his entrepreneurial expertise as the moderator of a panel at TiECON East, the leading entrepreneur-focused conference on the east coast. The event, which is taking place May 31 through June 1, 2012 in Waltham, Mass., attracts important thought leaders, successful entrepreneurs, and key venture capitalists who shape the entrepreneurial ecosystem and is put on by TiE-Boston, a comprehensive eco-system for New England area entrepreneurs that is part of the global TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) group, the largest not-for profit organization promoting entrepreneurship.

"New Breed of Entrepreneurs," the event's featured Thursday Night Youth Panel

The face of entrepreneurship is getting younger and younger. And it is not just Facebook, Microsoft and Dell that were started in a dorm room. This panel of young, up-and-coming entrepreneurs will explore how they formed companies, ways they got funded, what makes them tick and their advice for other young entrepreneurs looking to follow in their successful footsteps.

In addition to Deshpande, who was named in 2010 to the Boston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 list of influential business leaders under the age of 40, who will moderate the session, the panel will feature input from:

  • Shakeel Avadhany, president, CEO, and co-founder of Levant Power Corp.
  • Varun Ganapathi, research scientist at Google
  • Jay Meattle, founder and CEO of Shareaholic, Inc.

The panel is taking place on Thursday, May 31 at 8:15 p.m.

In addition to Deshpande's panel, this year's TiECON East agenda will feature programming with legendary entrepreneurs including Diane Greene, founder of VMware and board member of Intuit and Google; Paul English, co-founder of Kayak; Brian Halligan, co-founder of Hubspot; and Steve Papa, co-founder of Endeca (acquired by Oracle). To learn more or to register to attend, visit

About Curata
Curata (formerly HiveFire, Inc.) provides easy-to-use marketing web-based solutions for content curation and content marketing. The Curata platform allows marketers to quickly find, organize and share content on specific issues or topics in order to establish thought leadership, own industry conversations and drive qualified web traffic. Curata was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, visit

Contact Information

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    Curata Contact:
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