The last few days were quite eventful for me. As one of the Charter Member of TiEChennai, I volunteered to help Raghu Rajagopal who was heading the team for the software (content) for TiECon Chennai 2010. TiE is a Silicon Valley USA based Entrepreneurship fostering association boosting over 11,000 members in 13 Countries and Chennai’s chapter is one of its vibrant. I took on the task of helping to identify and co-ordinate for the Tamil panel, which was a first in TiECon Chennai. It was a panel that show-cased success stories straight from the gut of those fearless entrepreneurs from the state. The journeys covered were path-breaking, across industries, starting from scratch but today enveloping across the nation. The panel was moderated by none other than Chennai’s own illustrious star Mr.Y.Gee.Mahendra (YGM).
|2.15 PM to 3.15 PM||Break Out 2
“Unnaal Mudiyum Thambi”
|Panel Discussion in Tamil
Mr. Y.Gee. Mahendra
Dramatist, Actor, Comedian
Mr. A. Padmasingh Isaac
Founder Chairman, Aachi Group
Dr. A. M. Arun
Chairman & MD, Vasan Healthcare Pvt Ltd.
Mr.C.K.Kumaravel, Founder & Managing Director of Naturals Unisex Salons & SPA
Mr Y.Gee. Mahendra kick-started the session by saying all the three entrepreneurs met the very basic needs of man – Mr Isaac of Aachi takes care of stomach, Dr Arun of Vasan Healthcare takes cares of health, Mr Kumaravelu of Naturals Saloons satisfies everyone’s ego. Detailed coverage can be seen on this blog. My sincere thanks to all the 3 Panellists and to Mr.YGM for accepting our invitation and sharing their valuable experiences.
Rest of TiECon 2010
- Lifetime achievement was awarded to Sanmar Group Chairman Mr.Shankar
- Best seller author Gurucharan Das says recruit on attitude, train them on skills.That is the dharma of entrepreneurship.I act because I must
- Where is money panel said in India there is an inverted pyramid of investments, less number of early funds, flush with funds for grown businesses
- Ajit Balakrishnan, Founder Chairman of Rediff says that for broadband in India to reach 100-200Million penetration it should be offered at Rs.200 per month, that is the sweet spot. He adds that original content’s time has come – AOL, Yahoo! is getting their hands on it now, it is going to be big, but no one knows how big. Ajit says in a mature market like Japan Mobile Web browsing is multitude times more than Desktop, future is for Non-PC devices. I couldn’t agree with him more on all the points.
My blog post on TiECon 2008 here.
Also published on Medium.