SOURCE: TiEcon

August 14, 2007 15:42 ET

TiECon Southwest Announces Confirmed Panelists for 'Entrepreneurship: Now, New, Next' Conference

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 14, 2007) - The Indus Entrepreneurs [TiE], the world's largest organization devoted to entrepreneurship, today announced the panelist line-up for the upcoming conference TiECon Southwest 2007 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Now, New, Next. The conference will take place Saturday, September 15, at the Doubletree Hotel in Anaheim, featuring three notable keynotes: Andy Bird, President of Disney International; Promod Haque, Forbes-named #1 deal-maker; and Sean Parker, Co-Founder of Facebook.com. The six panel sessions bring together thirty industry leaders of prominent titles and companies, matching the reputable keynote speakers in caliber and expertise.

Panels:

--  Entrepreneurship 101 - This panel will discuss the critical first
    steps of launching a business. Many critical issues will be addressed,
    including how to create a meaningful business plan, choosing the right
    corporate structure, building a management team, and how and when to raise
    capital. Panelists are Sid Mohasseb, Managing Director of Venture Farm;
    John Lown, CEO of Snapware Corporation; Rajiv Dulepet, Founder of Wise
    Window; Dr. David Saad, Chairman & CEO of Cluepedia; Nilesh K. Shah of
    Sharp Investments LLC; and Irfan Lateef, Partner at Knobbe Martens Law
    Firm.
    
--  Venture Capital - This panel will answer the "what-where-when-who-how"
    questions that every entrepreneur has, regarding raising capital. The panel
    will talk about the different levels of funding options, from Angel to VC
    to Private equity, and will look at what sectors investors are looking to
    fund in the future. Moderated by Toni DasGupta of the Tech Coast Angels,
    experts on this panel include Kevin Jacques, Partner at Palomar Ventures;
    Renee LaBran, Co-founder & Partner at Rustic Canyon Partners; Glen Kacher,
    Partner at Integral Capital Partners; and Leib Orlanski, Partner at KL
    Gates.
    
--  Future Technologies - Keeping up with the ever-changing software and
    hardware that revolutionize our personal and professional lives, is both
    critical and challenging for every business. This panel will look at new
    products and services available, as well as how to incorporate them into
    your business to maximize efficiency. Expert panelists are Ken Rutkowski of
    Refresh IQ; Gregory Markel, CEO of Infuse Creative; Seth Shapiro, Principal
    of New Amsterdam Media Company LLC; David Stump, Cinematographer; and Ash
    Kumra, CEO and Co-Founder of Desi You.
    
--  Global Media & Entertainment - While Hollywood is known as the
    entertainment capital of the world, India is known as the world's most
    prolific producer and consumer of motion pictures and is now among the
    world's fastest growing television markets. This panel will discuss the
    future of entertainment between these two robust countries with leaders
    from some of the biggest companies in the business. Moderated by Ken
    Silverman, President of Interactive Teamworks, the panelists include: Arish
    Fyzee, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Prana Animation Studios; Arnold
    Peter, Esq., Partner at Raskin, Peter, Simon, & Rubin, LLP, publisher of
    Global Convergence: India; and Sanjay Pothen, CEO of Pliq, LLC.
    
--  Life Sciences - This panel will discuss the prospects of biotechnology
    in the business sense, ranging from new life science discoveries to health
    care delivery possibilities. Continued research has provided breakthrough
    innovations and improvements that have created a new avenue for business.
    Panelists include Philip Ginsburg, President & CEO of MedStar, Inc.; Sam
    Osman, CEO of Premier Medical Services; Dr. Satish Sunder, CEO of Indigo
    Orb, Inc.; Rajesh Shrotriya of Spectrum; and Sharon Stevenson of OKAPI.
    
--  Business Opportunities in India - This panel will discuss the
    viability and vibrancy of India, not only as a prime resource for high-
    quality and cost-effective offshore services and manufacturing, but also as
    a booming consumer market and a place to invest in real estate, businesses
    and public markets. Panelists include Sanjay Kucheria, President of Trinus,
    and Suman Naresh, CEO of International Strategy Group.
    

TiECon Southwest is supported by Platinum Level Sponsors Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, Norwest Venture Partners, Ontario Investment and Trade Division, and Xerox. Gold Level Sponsors are The Chugh Firm, Integral Capital Partners, and Palomar Ventures. Silver level sponsors are K&L Gates and Mission Partners.

For more information about TiECon Southwest participation or sponsorship, visit www.TieConSouthwest.org.

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