“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”Steve Jobs

From shaping the future of cities to improving healthcare as we know it to creating groundbreaking innovations in areas like haptic technology (where users can touch and feel virtual objects on their devices), entrepreneurs in every field are helping to push the world forward. The Entrepreneurship track at TiEcon is all-encompassing and meant for early-stage entrepreneurs in any field; those who are looking to couple the latest information about their sector with the business skills needed to take their product or service to the next level.

This track explores topics like funding considerations, hiring and retaining employees in a competitive startup environment, and how to distinguish your company from the noise already going on in your area. If you’re still at the idea stage, this track is also for you! TiEcon has had founders with just an idea leave with a co-founder in hand, and it’s never too early to start getting the education you need to turn your idea into a reality.


Ashish Kumar
Zunum Aero

Bonny Simi
JetBlue Technology...

Jyoti Bansal
Founder & Chairman

Steve Leonard
Founding CEO

Venky Ganesan
Managing Director
Menlo Ventures

Amit Kumar

Dr. Anita Gupta
Director & Associate...
Dept. of Science &...

Duncan Davidson
General Partner
Bullpen Capital

Geoff Ralston
Y Combinator

Jeremy Almond

Matthew Conover
Principal Engineer &...

Mike Edelhart
Managing Partner

Nishith Desai
Nishith Desai Associates

Shruti Gandhi
Managing Partner
Array Ventures

Steve Schlenker
Managing Partner
DN Capital

Todd Greene
Founder & CEO

Anne DeGheest
Managing Director
Healthtech Capital

B.V. Jagadeesh
Managing Partner
Kaaj Ventures

Dave McClure
Founding Partner
500 Startups

Priya Rajan
Director, Early Stage...
Silicon Valley Bank

Sandy Carter
Vice President
Amazon Web Services