Monthly Archives: February 2018

Event: TiECON Pune – Indian Startup Ecosystem Conference – 20/21 April

TiECON Pune is one of the top startup conferences in the country, in its 6th year, will be held on 20/21st April, 2018. The venue is The Westin Pune. The early
bird registrations are now open. Click here to register. You can use the special code ‘TiE-PuneTech’ to get a discount.

The speakers for this year have not yet been finalized, but TiECON always does a good job of putting together a great line-up. Earlier TiECons have seen iconic speakers like N.R. Narayana Murthy, Rajiv
Bajaj, Ronnie Screwvala; this is in addition to lots of sessions on starting up, funding and growing your ventures, excellent networking opportunities. Also, you can periodically check this website to see updates on the speakers and sessions as and when they get confirmed.

As a part of TiECon Pune, this year there is a dedicated track for women entrepreneurs and soon-to-be entrepreneurs. This is an opportunity to network with inspiring women entrepreneurs driving home businesses as well companies across diverse industries such as education, technology, media, and entertainment. There will also be awards for women entrepreneurs.

Check the TiECON 2018 website will have updates and details. Click here to buy tickets (discount code: ‘TiE-PuneTech’)—registrations for past participants have started, and early bird registrations for first-time attendees will open soon.


Event: Understanding Israel’s startup ecosystem: Lessons for India —by Amit Paranjape

Venture Center and present a talk by Amit Paranjape on what the India can learn from Israel’s startup ecosystem, on Saturday, 3rd March, at 3.45pm at Venture Center, NCL. The talk is free, but registration is compulsory

Abstract of the Talk

Amit recently visited Israel at the invitation of the Embassy of Israel in Delhi, to participate in a startup delegation. The goal of the delegation was improve startup to startup and ecosystem level contact between India and Israel.

Israel is a small country with many geographical and geopolitical challenges. It has made amazing strides in tech, core research and startups. Driven by excellent government support, a great entrepreneurial culture, and a good industry ecosystem, Israel has become a true ‘startup nation’.

This talk will be focused on understanding Israel’s startup ecosystem, some key reasons for its success, and important lessons that India can learn from it.

About the Speaker – Amit Paranjape

Amit is an entrepreneur and a technology professional based in Pune. He has been working in the Software/IT area for over 20 years. He completed his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay, and his M.S. in Manufacturing Systems from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Amit worked for over a decade in Manufacturing & Supply Chain Software at i2 Technologies in Dallas, in various leadership roles. He moved back to India a decade back and has been actively involved with startups in Pune. In addition to mentoring and advising early state startups, Amit is also involved in his own startup venture, ReliScore, in the skills assessment space.

Amit is a co-founder of

Amit has a variety of interests including Technology, Science, healthcare, economics, history, geopolitics & strategic affairs. He is very active in blogging, social media and tweets regularly across a variety of topics at @aparanjape

Event Details

The event is on Saturday, 3 March 2018 from 3.45 pm to 5 pm. Venue: Lecture Theatre, Venture Center, 100 NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road.

The event is free, and open for anybody to attend. But registration is compulsory