For the first time, TiECon Pune features a unique inflexion point:
An Exclusive women's track.

As a part of TiECon Pune, this year there is a dedicated track for women entrepreneurs and soon-to-be entrepreneurs. Join the conference to learn from the personal experience of prominent speakers as they talk about business, finance, sales and marketing, and personal development.
Get ready to connect and network with like-minded and dynamic women entrepreneurs driving home businesses as well companies across diverse industries such as education, technology, media, and entertainment.
We will soon be announcing the speakers and the detailed program.

Awards will also be presented to the inspiring women entrepreneurs.

Who Should Attend

Startups 2-5 years

Women who have businesses in the 2-5 years space and looking at expanding their businesses

Revenue < 1 cr

Women who have started and are in the 0-2 years space with revenues of less than 1Cr

New Product Ideas

Women who are working/intrapreneurs and thinking about new products


Experienced women entrepreneurs who can support others and network

Key Takeaways

Inspirational Stories
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Inspirational stories of people who have made a success - and the key inflexion points that made it happen
Networking and Growing
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Why is networking and growing an ecosystem important? And how do you actually do it? Learn first hand, try out your skills in a safe environment and find people who can catalyse your business
Scale Your Business
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How do I scale my business? Looking at building the right team, finding the right finance and selling effectively. Deep dives on each of these then an opportunity to interact with experts to help you


From Zero to hero

High-impact sessions about entrepreneurship and inspirational stories by those who have been there and done that.

Reverse networking

The largest event and exhibition bringing together entrepreneurs, start-up founders, soon-to-be entrepreneurs and VCs.

Unblock the bottle-necks

Opportunities to hear from and present to Angel and Seed Investors and VC firms.

Tech in Manufacturing

Pune has always been at the forefront of manufacturing in India. As a part of TiECon Pune, this year there is a dedicated track for entrepreneurs and soon-to-be entrepreneurs with an eye on manufacturing.
This forward-looking track focuses on technology integration in manufacturing, operational excellence, design and engineering, and supply chain. Join the event for compelling insights and innovative ideas.
We will soon be announcing the speakers and the detailed program.


Startups are no longer limited to the metros. There are inspiring stories from places like Nagpur, Belgaum, Hubli, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Indore and several other non-metros in the country. New platforms such as India Stack and new funds are looking to facilitate startups from all across India.
TiECon Pune aims to give these voices from Western and Central India a platform to showcase their unique capabilities and stories.
Awards will also be presented to the outstanding entrepreneurs and startups from these centers.

14th April, 2017

14:15 - 15:00

Catch them young

15:05 - 15:50

Case Studies from Hubli, Aurangabad & Nagpur

15th April, 2017

14:45 - 15:25
14:45 - 15:25
11:30 - 13:00

( Select TiE Charter Members Only )

Design Thinking

Design thinking is a method for practical, creative resolution of problems and creation of solutions. It is a form of solution-based, or solution-focused thinking with the intent of producing a constructive future result. By considering both present and future conditions and parameters of the problem, several alternative solutions may be explored.
Design thinking identifies and investigates with known and ambiguous aspects of the current situation to discover hidden parameters and open alternative paths that may lead to the goal. Because design thinking is iterative, intermediate "solutions" are also potential starting points of alternative paths, including redefining of the initial problem, in a process of co-evolution of problem and solution.

Attend this two-hour session to understand how entrepreneurs and startup founders can use design thinking to create and drive transformational change in their businesses.

Workshop Guru: LC Singh

LC Singh fondly known as LC began his career from State Bank of India and with a brief stint overseas.

He joined TCS in 1981 as a Consultant and moved out in 1998 as Senior Vice President.

During this period, he was involved in many path breaking initiatives. Between 1998 and 2000, he was President & CEO at Zensar Technologies and founded Nihilent Technologies in 2000.

Nihilent is an integrated change management company looking at technology, people and processes to work in systemic manner towards creating better performance for itscustomers. Nihilent today is present in five continents and is slated to go to IPO in 2017.

LC is a distinguished alumnus of the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University and an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He is a certified Management Consultant and a fellow from the Institute of Management Consultants & Computer Society of India. He is also a Certified Due Diligence Professional. LC is trained and certified in User Experience, Information Utilization Visualization and Design Thinking.

LC is also an author of two patents MC3 and CLE while at Nihilent.

LC has deep interest in Arts. He, at Nihilent is creating a portal for nurturing the talented artists and also give them opportunity to monetise their skills at The portal is in beta launch mode now.

LC has written and produced a feature film called "Banaras a mystic love story" and pursued advanced photography & is an accomplished photographer. LC conducts regular workshop in photography. While pursuing various interests, he remains a student of ontology and epistemology.


"Mentor Lab" @ TiECon Pune 2017 powered by

Get an opportunity to engage with the top industry subject matter experts and opinion leaders. Engage on one to one mentoring session around various challenges of your business such as selecting the right mentor, go-to-market strategy, understanding the consumer needs and insights, product market fit, pricing models, hiring strategies, how much to ask while raising investment, sales acceleration, etc. answered.

What is the "Mentor Lab" at the TiECon Pune 2017?

The Mentor Lab at the TiECon, Pune 2017 is an intensive 30 minutes one to one engagement between Mentors and a set of curated start-ups to discuss their business challenges.

The mentors comprise of successful entrepreneurs, opinion leaders, top industry subject matter experts from technology Sales and marketing, investment and finance, design thinking and innovation, operation and strategy to name a few. You would need to pre book a 30-minute slot with a Mentor of your choice for the session. You will get your chance once you are shortlisted by the Mentor Board you will get a chance to be part of the same.

What is the format of the "Mentor Lab" session?

Mentor Lab session consists of a dedicated 30 minutes one to one meeting with the designated mentor.

The session is based on a pre-selected pain point identified by the entrepreneur. You can opt for a maximum two sessions with a mentor of your choice.

How do I apply for the "Mentor Lab"?

You need to have registered for the TiECon Pune 2017 before applying for the "Mentor Lab".
If you have not registered yet, kindly do register.

Who is our contact point for the "Mentor Lab"?

TheMentorpreneurs is organizing the "Mentor Lab" at TiECon Pune 2017. You can contact them at for any query.
To apply for the 30 minutes one to one Mentor Lab session.

The Power of Big Data on Google Cloud Platform

14th April, 2017

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Data-driven decision-making has been a founding principle at Google and requires iterative exploration of source data at scale.
Google faced with huge data problems from conception. It began working on scale for data processing which gave birth to seminal concepts and implementation that now underpin much of the industry.

In this session, we shall discuss on how, as a customer, you can also use Google's infrastructure and build applications using Google's services, which are developed and managed by Google engineering teams all around the world.

Workshop Gurus

Krishnachytanya Ayyagiri (Google)

Mausam Neog (Searce)

Thank you for your overwhelming response. The applications for this workshop are closed. We look forward to seeing you at TiECon Pune 2017.