2017  TiECON SOUTHEAST

TiECON SE, the marquee program for entrepreneurs in the Southeast, attracts world-class keynote speakers like Intercontinental Exchange’s Jeffrey C. Sprecher, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, The Home Depot’s Bernie Marcus, AirWatch’s Alan Dabbiere, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s Hala Moddelmog, SPANX’s Laurie Ann Goldman, and Dharmesh Shah. In the past decade, over 5000 entrepreneurs have experienced networking, education, and mentorship.

At TiECON SE, we feature the next big idea in entrepreneurship and how to harness it. We bring together the brightest high school and university students for TYE pitch sessions, industry-leading breakout sessions and motivating keynotes who share their entrepreneurial journey. The momentum continues throughout the day as attendees fill up the ballroom for our annual awards ceremony.

TiECON SE is an action-packed day that will enable every entrepreneur to power up and achieve the next level of personal and professional greatness.

PAST KEYNOTES

JEFFREY C. SPRECHER

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DR. SANJAY GUPTA

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BERNIE MARCUS

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ALAN DABBIERE

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HALA MODDELMOG

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LAURIE ANN GOLDMAN

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DHARMESH SHAH

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TIECON SOUTHEAST 2017 KEYNOTES

TOM NOONAN

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CHRIS KLAUS

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PARKER H. “PETE” PETIT

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT RECIPIENT
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AGENDA

8am – 9am – Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9am – 10am – Opening & Morning Keynote (Tom Noonan & Chris Klaus)

10am – 10:15am – Morning Break

10:15am – 12:00pm – TYE High School pitches

10:45am – 12:00pm – Breakout tracks (Funding & Cybersecurity)

12:00pm – 1pm – Lunch

12:40pm – 2:30pm – TYE University Pitches

1:00pm – 2:15pm – Breakouts (Healthcare & FinTech)

2:30 – 2:45pm – Afternoon Break

2:45 – 3:45pm – Lifetime Achievement Closing Keynote (Pete Petit)

3:45 – 4:30pm – TYE Awards & closing

4:30 – 6:00pm – Post Event Reception (Sponsored by The Chugh Firm)

I felt that TYE was the backbone for my interest in business and with my experience in TYE im pursuing my Bachelor’s in B.B.A. I’m really thankful for participating in a program as useful as TYE and I have learned many valuable lesson about being an entrepreneur and starting my own business!

Albina Anthony, TYE Participant

The Leadership and Entrepreneurial qualities that Tarun has picked up from TYE program have been incredibly valuable to him. It has helped him grow both academically and personally.

Sree Nadimpalli, TYE Parent

I have always considered myself an intrepreneur working in brand marketing at Coca-Cola, P&G and Samsung.  At TiECON SE, I had my tipping point moment and pivoted on my journey to become an entrepreneur hearing six billionaires speak about their startup journey … By the end of the jam packed day, I felt like I just got my ‘Harvard eMBA’ (entrepreneur MBA).

Steven Cook

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT THIS YEAR

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Healthcare Innovation Now

CyberSecurity: Responding To Growing Threats

FinTech- The Next Frontier

In Partnership with

Beyond Start-Up Funding – Financing Throughout the Business Lifecycle

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BREAKOUT SPEAKERS

CYBERSECURITY: RESPONDING TO GROWING THREATS

DR. TRACI CARTE

Interim Director, Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development at KSU

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MARK GODSCHALK

Investor, Strategic Advisor, Board Member for Security Companies

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JUSTIN DANIELS

Shareholder at Baker Donelson

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JUSTIN GRANT

Strategy Director at IBM Managed Security Services

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JEFF SPENCE

CEO at NexDefense

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FINTECH – THE NEXT FRONTIER

JENNIFER BONNETT

General Manager at ATDC

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BARRY MCCARTHY

EVP Network & Security Solutions at FirstData

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JOE KLEINWAECHTER

VP Innovation & Design at Worldpay

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BRIAN DALLY

Co-Founder and CEO at Ground Floor

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LUCAS TIMBERLAKE

Partner & Chief Investment Officer at FinTech Ventures Fund

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LIZ WOLVERTON

Chief Strategy Officer at Synovus

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BEYOND START-UP FUNDING – FINANCING THROUGHOUT THE BUSINESS LIFECYCLE

ALEX MAMMEN

Managing Partner at Heritage Growth Partners LLC

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ANDREW RYAN

CEO at Member Suite

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STEVE BRANNON

Managing Director – Mezzanine Capital at BlueArc Capital Management

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SID MOOKERJI

Founder at Silver Spirit Investments LLC

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PHILLIP LEWIS

Principal at Fulcrum Equity Partners

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JC BOYANTON

Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking at SunTrust Bank

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN HEALTHCARE: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

JAY S YADAV, MD

Founder & CEO at Mirus & CaridoMEMS

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PAUL GIANNESCHI

Managing Principal and Founder at Hatch Medical, LLC

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MARC O’CONNOR

COO at Curant Health

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NAKHIL L. SHAH, DO, MPH

Chief, Minimal Access & Robotic Surgery at Piedmont Health Care

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PRADEEP K SINHA, MD, PhD

Medical Director at Plastic, Head and Surgery Institute

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TIFFANY WILSON

CEO – Global Center for Medical Innovation & T3 Labs

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EARLY STAGE PITCHES

TYE HIGH

Our goal is to empower high school students by educating them on what it takes to become the next generation of rock star entrepreneurs. We are a hands-on entrepreneurship, ideation, & customer discover program that is taught by real serial entrepreneurs. Through mentorship, our vast network of diverse TiE Mentors teaches and works with the students to inspire & awake the entrepreneurial gene.

TYE UNIVERSITY

Program in its 3rd year, over 30 teams, 100 students, 15 GA universities & 40 mentors participated. Ongoing mentorship/funding introductions, survey results reveal over 90% satisfaction of the overall program.

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