BOSTON—Founding TiE Boston President Desh Deshpande says that TiE Boston’s flagship annual conference TiECON East is relevant not only for entrepreneurs but for everyone engaged in today’s fast changing businesses and technology climate.
In an exclusive video interview with INDIA New England News, Mr. Deshpande says the conversations in forums like TiECon are no longer about chai and samosas, but about serious business.
TiECON East, which is organized by TiE Boston, will be held in-person on Oct. 1 at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA. All attendees are required to be fully vaccinated and follow the CDC health guidelines. Major sponsors of the conference, which has 50 panelists and three keynote speakers, are Amazon, Microsoft, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Arent Fox, Converge, Sittercity, Innospark, Thread Research, Progress and Embark.
To watch the full interview with Mr. Deshpande, please click here, or on the image below.
Mr. Deshpande is a philanthropist, mentor, a successful serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author of “On Entrepreneurship and Impact.” Moreover, he is co-founder, along with Jaishree, of the Deshpande Foundation.
He is also the President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC, a family investment office. He has pursued an entrepreneurial career for more than three decades. In addition, he serves as a life-member of the MIT Corporation, and his support has made possible MIT’s Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation.
Leveraging the experience gained at the MIT Center, the Deshpande Foundation has facilitated the set up of three other centers: Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship in India, Merrimack Valley Sandbox in Lowell/Lawrence Massachusetts and Pond-Deshpande Center at the University of New Brunswick in Canada.
Deshpande holds a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras, an M.E. from the University of New Brunswick in Canada, and Ph.D from Queens University in Canada.