India Community Center in California partnering with TiE to host 2023 business conference

Poster showing keynote speakers at TiE Con 2023 May 3-5. Photo: courtesy ICC

The India Community Center started in February 2003 by successful entrepreneurs in California with the mission to “Unite. Serve. Celebrate” is partnering with the global non-profit, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) to TiEcon 2023.

The TiE Silicon Valley chapter (one of the 61 chapters across 14 countries) is hosting their annual flagship event, TiEcon 2023, in-person at the Santa Clara Convention Center on May 3-5, with 200+ prominent tech speakers, a press release from ICC said.

“With 1000’s of attendees, this is your best opportunity to network, learn, and grow in your field,” notes the press release.

TiEcon 2023 has the goal of highlighting well-known industry thought leaders in areas such as AI/ML, Cloud/Edge, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Web 3 & Metaverse, Climate Tech,  Global Connect, Rocketship India, and GenAI tracks, through engaging in stage conversations.

Organizers said an added bonus was the opportunity for startup founders to separately apply for value-priced entrepreneurship programs and Expo at TiEcon 2023 “to substantially accelerate their startup journey.” These are TiE50 Awards, Expo, Startup Bootcamp, Mentor ConnectAI/ML Bootcamp, and VC Connect.

The India Community Center was started by Silicon Valley’s Gadhwani brothers, Anil and Gautam, first generation successful Indian American entrepreneurs. The ICC describes itself as a Broad-based and inclusive Community Center with the mission to preserve the culture, values, and heritage of India for future generations based on the vision and ideals of the Founding Fathers of India. The ICC, located in Milpitas, California, is funded by membership fees and community donations and holds events year-round. It had some 150 volunteers by 2021, according to the website.

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) was founded in 1992, in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region of India. TiE Global is a nonprofit organization devoted to entrepreneurs in all industries, at all stages, from incubation, throughout the entrepreneurial lifecycle. With a global reach and a local focus, the heart of TiE efforts lies in its five foundational programs, – Mentoring, Networking, Education, Funding, and Incubation, the organization website says. With 15,000 members currently, TiE is among the largest entrepreneurial organizations and according to the organization, TiEcon “is the is the largest professional and networking conference for entrepreneurs.” (



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