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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2345

Global Tamil entrepreneurs meet in Silicon Valley in May

By Gopal Ethiraj from Chennai
Silicon Valley, 08 April, (Asiantribune.com):

The Global Tamil Entrepreneurs Network (GTEN) conference will be held in Santa Clara on May 3, a day before TiEcon (now TiEInflect) this year. The American Tamil Entrepreneurs Association (ATEA) is hosting the second edition of the conference. TiEInflect will be held on May 4 and 5.

GTEN2018 Spring will bring together the world Tamil entrepreneurs, investors, industry influencers and thought leaders and innovators. GTEN will create partnerships and offers great value for learning, sharing innovations and ideas by the community. Last year, it attracted about 400 from all over the world, including those who attended TiEcon.

Narasimhan Kasthurirangan, one of the conveners of GTEN, based in California , says: The event will be packed with key notes, panel discussions and mentor connect sessions from among the successful community entrepreneurs. Narasimhan, who was appointed President of the Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ) USA West Coast chapter, said there will be a panel on Cross border innovation with panelists from Tamil Nadu and the US discussing about the startup climate in the State.

There will be a pitching session by startups and networking party in a fun and informal setting. Mentor sessions will offer learning opportunities. GTEN is free for those who are attending TiEInflect from other places. Various TiE chapters are helping in making GTEN Spring a great success. GTEN is open for any entrepreneurs not only Tamils. This year around 500 delegates are expected to attend it.

GTEN Spring provided networking opportunity for Tamil entrepreneurs from all over the world who attended TIECon last year. ATEA was launched during TiECON2016. Around 175 members from the US and other countries including Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia attended the launch. A lot of startups from Chennai, Kovai and Pondicherry also attended. Now, ATEA-SV is actively organizing events almost every month with huge attendance. ATEA is collaborating with BITS Alumni Association and IIT Madras alums too.

Lena Kanappan, president of ATEA, said the aim of ATEA is to connect youth, women and emerging entrepreneurs of our community in the US with India and global Indian entrepreneurs from other parts of the world for better business collaborations. It is a non-profit organization that promotes and motivates next generation of entrepreneurs both in USA and India. ATEA which had two chapters one in Silicon Valley (SV) and the other in North East (NE), now has four chapters in DC and Pennsylvania. There is demand for launching chapters in Dallas, Seattle and other parts of the US.

Apart from Spring conference, the two-day annual conference is planned in October. More information about ATEA is at http://www.ateausa.org for sponsorship Narasimhan (Narsi) Kasturi 650 793 0056

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