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TiECon today

Calcutta on Friday will host its first TiECon, the annual The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) conference, where leading entrepreneurs from eastern India and the globe are expected to share their experience with budding entrepreneurs.

Finance and industry minister Amit Mitra, IT minister Partha Chatterjee and British deputy high commissioner Scott Furssedonn-Wood will be special guests at the daylong conference at Oberoi Grand.

Founded in 1992 by a group of Indo-American entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, TiE has 15,000 members across 18 countries.

With “Idea to corporation” as its theme, TiECon 2014 has a host of features such as global keynote speakers, 500 entrepreneurs, workshops, networking opportunities and panel discussions.

“Over 16 speakers and panellists from across the globe will participate,” said Bikram Dasgupta, president, TiE, Calcutta.