TiECon Midwest entrepreneur conference to begin next week

Michigan's premier entrepreneurial event is getting ready to kick off next weekend – TiECon Midwest.

The two-day conference in Dearborn serves as a smorgasbord of information, networking, and inspiration for the state's rising entrepreneurial class. It's sponsored by TiE, a global non-profit that fosters entrepreneurs with the help of a number of venture capital firms and Fortune 500 companies. It has 53 chapters around the world, with 1,800 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives and 12,000 aspiring entrepreneurs as members.

"We have the largest entrepreneurial group in the world," says Tel Ganesan, president of TiE Detroit. "We have the global reach."

This year's conference will focus on a business boot camp and business plan competition for new entrepreneurs. A wide range of speakers, including Esperion founder Roger Newton, will be featured.

For information, contact Nicole Raymond at (248) 254-4013; (248) 631-9263; or at nicole.raymond@detroit.tie.org.

Source: Tel Ganesan, president of TiE Detroit
Writer: Jon Zemke