TiE Detroit Announces Vinita Gupta as Keynote Speaker for TiECon Midwest 2009

Detroit, MI (PressExposure) October 16, 2009 -- Farmington Hills, MI—The Detroit chapter of TiE, also known as “Talent, Ideas, Enterprise,” today announced that Vinita Gupta will deliver a keynote speech at TiECon Midwest 2009, Michigan’s Largest Conference on entrepreneurship to be held October 23 and 24, 2009 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn. The announcement was made today by TiE Detroit President, Tel Ganesan.

According to Tel Ganesan, President TiE Detroit, “Vinita is a blend of courage and wisdom at its best. She represents the success of a contemporary woman. Her stoic presence, her humble background and her savvy entrepreneurial skills is an inspiration to every woman. She will be a great asset to the TiECon Midwest Women's Forum that makes its debut this year. An eventful moment in the history of TiE Detroit".

Vinita Gupta is a legendary Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur. She has the distinction of being the first Indian-origin-woman to take her company Digital Link Corporation public in early 1994. She co-founded Digital Link Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of innovative wide area network (WAN) access solutions for broadband applications and served as the Chairman and CEO of the company since its’ inception for almost 20 years. Under Mrs. Gupta’s leadership, Digital Link was also recognized in 1995 as one of Inc. 500’s “Fastest Growing Companies”.

Mrs. Gupta spent her energies being investor and mentor to technology entrepreneurs. She also serves on the boards of non-profit organizations and is the Chair of ‘The Community Board of Trustees of Palo Alto Medical Foundation’ in Silicon Valley. She also passionately supports women’s causes, currently serving as the chair of Maitri, a local organization for helping women and children. She believes "in order to make a difference and do good in our community, the journey can be tougher, but more rewarding and humbling". Mrs. Gupta’s legendary reputation as a woman entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley is documented by numerous honors she received including the “Women in Leadership” award by the San Francisco Business Times, and the “Top Women in Business” award by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Vinita Gupta, Chairman and CEO of Quick Eagle Networks, said: “Economic downturns are opportune times for aspiring entrepreneurs to focus energies in pursuing their passions of starting great enterprises. TiEcon Midwest is a courageous effort to empower entrepreneurial stake holders in a region with rich history of creativity, passion, scientific and engineering craftsmanship and more. I am excited to participate at this spirited event and look forward to sharing my experiences with the entrepreneurial community."

TiECon Midwest 2009 will bring together TiE members, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, top industry executives and thought leaders in two action-packed days. TiECon Midwest provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, explore new businesses, discuss emerging technologies, share growth strategies and obtain insight from global business leaders, community leaders and worldwide experts. The conference will also host "TiE20 Midwest", the first annual showcase of 20 of the most promising start-up companies across TiECon Midwest's five focus segments: Cleantech, Software, Wireless, Life Sciences and Media.

Online registration and more information are immediately available for TiECon Midwest 2009 at http://www.tieconmidwest.org . For more information about the conference, please contact Nicole Raymond, TiE Detroit (248) 254-4013 or via e-mail at nicole.raymond@detroit.tie.org.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is a major sponsor of TiECon Midwest 2009 and in supporting and promoting entrepreneurship in Michigan. For more information you can link to them through the TiECon Midwest Website http://www.tieconmidwest.org.

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About TiECon Midwest 2009
TiECon Midwest is Michigan's Largest Conference on entrepreneurship, designed for the Innovative Entrepreneur who thinks creatively, innovative and resourcefully to create their own future regardless of economic conditions and uncertainties. TiECon Midwest 2009 provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, explore new businesses, discuss emerging technologies, share growth strategies and obtain insight from global business leaders, community leaders and worldwide experts. For more information, visit http://www.tieconmidwest.org/

About TiE
TiE is a global, not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international network sponsored by top Venture Capital Firms, and Fortune 500 corporations; spread across 53 chapters in 12 countries comprising 1800 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members, 12000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members. TiE has grown to become the world’s largest non-profit organization for entrepreneurs. For more information, visit [http://www.detroit.tie.org/]


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