TiE SoCal Conducts Flagship Annual TiEcon
India-West Staff Reporter
CERRITOS, CA – TiEcon Southwest 2022, TiE SoCal‘s annual entrepreneurial conference held at the Sheraton hotel here, on November 13 brought a large number of industry experts, Angels, VCs, entrepreneurs and startup founders together, to network and learn from thought leaders on various topics.
The sold out event saw over 300 attendees and over 30 exhibitors.
TiEcon Southwest 2022 featured several sessions with 15 speakers covering a wide range of topics, including ‘The Unsold Mindset,’ ‘Future Trends in Blockchain,’ ‘Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in 2023 and beyond’, ‘State of Chapter Address.’
The opening session of the day, “The Unsold Mindset” featured Colin Coggins and Garrett Brown, Adjunct Professors of Entrepreneurship University of Southern California sharing secrets to becoming a great salesperson. Their book “The Unsold Mindset” hits bookshelves in February 2023.
The women-led panel featuring Yiwen Li, Monisha Coelho, Kalika Gupta, and Maryam Mahdaviani discussed the ‘Future Trends in Blockchain.’ The panel discussed real applications of Blockchain, regulations around this technology, and what it would take to get it to the mainstream.
Scott Fox, founder of Orange County OC Startup Council and Jerry Heikens, executive director of TiE SoCal lead the networking workshop “Networking with purpose”. The audience walked away with real tools and tips like knowing your audience, setting your goals, etc. to apply in various situations in the future.
The evening panel comprised Navneet Chugh, John Keisler, Vishal Lakhina, Vandana (Ana) Mangal, Gunjan Bagla and Rohit Kohli who discussed the ‘Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in 2023 and beyond’ which included a variety of topics like fields to watch out for, key investment areas, opportunities for young college kids, etc.
TiE Socal “State of the Chapter” with an update on all activities and events from the year was presented by the TiE SoCal President Ashish Saboo. He reflected on the tremendous growth in the membership base, programs, angel investing and various other initiatives. Various program leaders provided their program updates as well.
TiESoCal charter member Balaji Rao was specially recognized for being a true connector and ambassador of TiE in the SoCal region. TiE SoCal Charter Member Gaurav Kumar presented a copy of his book “Sales Lessons from Golf.”
The event ended with dinner and entertainment.