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Hi Srinivasan,

Though the Energy / Electricity Generation segment has the perception of reaching investment saturation from the VC community, it is still attracting money for good ideas. This sector, led by strong solar investments, raised $450 million in Q1 2011. The solar industry is experiencing massive price drops and global competition from Asian manufacturers. Will the price drops result in accelerated solar adoption and therefore opportunities? Join us as we discuss this and other important questions. Click here to learn more.

TiE Energy: Opportunities and Challenges for Startup Companies in the PV Space
Thursday, September 8, 2011
TiE Conference Center, Santa Clara, CArenewable energy

TiE Hosts: Gopal Garg & Armando Pauker

Panelists:
Nava Akkineni, Executive Vice President, Solar Semiconductor, Inc.
Matt Jones, Partner, Nth Power
Craig Lawrence, GM Systems, Sun Edison
Pedram Mokrian, PhD, Venture Advisor, Mayfield Fund
Antoine Paquin, Founder, President & CEO, Solantro

Schedule:
6:00 PM - Registration, Dinner & Networking
7:00 PM - Program
8:15 PM - Q & A
9:00 PM - Adjourn


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TiE Institute: Climbing the Corporate Ladder - An Alternative to Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
TiE Conference Center, Santa Clara, CA

An entrepreneurial spirit isn't only important in a startup environment. At our next TiE Institute event, we take a look at what it takes to rise to the top in the corporate world. If you like the idea of building your professional career within larger companies, this event is for you! In this session, Learn from experts who have grown, survived, and thrived in a corporate atmosphere. Click here to learn more. Online registration closes at 12:00pm.

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TiE Networking Mixer
Thursday, September 1, 2011
TiE Conference Center, Santa Clara, CA

Enjoy cocktails and appetizers as you meet with other enthusiastic entrepreneurs and professionals from across the Silicon Valley. Whether you are thinking about starting a business, growing a business, looking for a new job or simply expanding your professional and social network, Our networking mixers are a perfect place for lasting business relationships. Click here to learn more.

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TiE Institute: The Focused Entrepreneur: How to Get More Done In Less Time while Growing Your Business
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
TiE Conference Center, Santa Clara, CA

Feel like you don’t have enough time in the day to get it all done? Imagine what you could get done with an extra forty hours every single month! That’s what bestselling author and CEO Coach Dave Crenshaw will show you—how to find that hidden time, using practical and effective strategies you can put to work immediately. You’ll learn how to become at least 20% more productive, allowing you to get more done and have greater flexibility in your day. You’ll learn entrepreneur-friendly solutions for dealing with today's information-saturated world. Click here to learn more.

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My Story: Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur, Featuring Dr. Sanjaya Kumar
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
TiE Conference Center, Santa Clara, CA


Join us as Dr. Sanjaya Kumar (doctor turned entrepreneur) shares his story on how he started Quantros, from a small startup to an industry leading company driving better quality care globally. Strategic growth of the company allowed it to establish itself as the industry leader with over 40% market share in the US. Quantros was acquired in October 2010 for a very healthy valuation by a private equity firm. His latest book, Demand Better, was recently nominated for the book of the year award by the American College of Healthcare Executives. Click here to learn more.


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TiE Mobile: The "Trillion Dollar" Question: Who Will Power the Mobile Wallet?
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
TiE Conference Center, Santa Clara, CA

Come learn from credit card company executives, mobile platform vendors, carriers, handset manufactures and venture capitalists on how this lucrative market opportunity will evolve. We will formulate a debate that will surface many issues and show where the potential opportunities are. We will also discuss how Apple, Google and VISA are likely to react to these macro changes. Click here to learn more.

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TiE Institute: Mergers and Acquisitions: Sell or Fight to the Finish?
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
TiE Conference Center, Santa Clara, CA

The IPO markets are heating up for technology companies. However, mergers and acquisitions have been the dominant mode of exit for startups over the last few years, and are a more certain exit than an IPO. Every entrepreneur must understand the basics of M&A deals because they constitute a more likely exit than an IPO. The strategic decision to exit a company in a merger or acquisition must be carefully planned for and executed. Tantalizing issues and tradeoffs abound in the fact pattern for this session. Click here to learn more.

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My Story: Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur, Featuring Bhaskar Roy
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
TiE Conference Center, Santa Clara, CA


How do you accomplish a number of firsts with mobile applications that enables you to share life as it happens? Come and listen to Bhaskar Roy share his story about how he and the Qik team brought innovations around mobile video to consumers, navigated the company through the 2008 downturn, dominated the market through partnerships with carriers, handset manufacturers and then got acquired by Skype for $150M earlier this year. Click here to learn more.

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TiE Startup Pitchfest
Thursday, October 6, 2011
TiE Conference Center, Santa Clara, CA

Calling all entrepreneurs! Here's your chance to get immediate feedback on your elevator pitch directly from investors. Eight entrepreneurs will be randomly selected from the audience. Each one will give a 2 minute elevator pitch to an investor panel. The investors will ask a few questions and then give feedback on how to improve the pitch. The entrepreneur with the best pitch as determined by the panel will be invited to present to the TiE Angels screening committee on October 10, 2011. Click here to learn more.

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Affiliate Events

Open Networking Summit: Premier Event for OpenFlow/Software-Defined Networking
Monday - Wednesday, October 17-19, 2011
Stanford University


OpenFlow/SDN is emerging as one of the most promising and disruptive networking technologies of recent years. It has the potential to enable network innovation and create choice, and thus help realize new capabilities and address persistent problems with networking. It also promises to give network operators more control of their infrastructure, allowing customization and optimization, therefore reducing overall capital and operational costs. Click here to learn more and to register.




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"My Story: Featuring Sanjaya Kumar"

"My Story: Featuring Karl Mehta"




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