TiE Pune announced the successful graduation of 14 companies under its ‘‘Nurture”mentoring initiative from the latest batch ofNurture 6.0 followed by the TiECon Pune 2018 Curtain Raiser in front of a packed audience at the Sumant Moolgaonkar Hall at ICC Towers, Pune.

‘Nurture@ TiE Pune’ is a program to mentor new age companies in their entrepreneurial journey. Structured mentoring is provided over 9 to 12 months by TiE Charter Members, who are seasoned entrepreneurs themselves. NURTURE 6.0, an initiative aimed at bridging the gap and making start-ups and emerging companies ‘ready for funding and the big leap’. Several Nurture companies have met with rapid success and are making a mark for themselves on the national and international stage. Nurture@TiE Pune combines the best elements of an Incubator and Acelerator under one umbrella. TiE Pune now plans to extend the Nurture mentoring program also to the student community.

TiECON PUNE 2018 2Kiran Deshpande, Founder and CEO, Mojo Networks and President, TiE Pune said, “In analysing angel investment activity several years ago, it became apparent that one has to work closely with founders to build the core value proposition and define the roadmap for the start-up. A mentor is like a guide or coach who is around when needed but not visible. Based on the success of this program, TiE Pune is now extending this program to other TiE chapters worldwide”.

“In mentoring a large number of new-age companies, our biggest motivation has been to make the founders of the business believe that they have something in themselves that is greater than challenges they face, and also that Leadership and Strategy are inseparable, said Ravi Nigam, who chairs Nurture @ TiE Pune and is MD of Tasty Bite Eatables Ltd.

These start-ups come from diverse backgrounds – Big Data Management, FinTech, E-commerce, Quick Service restaurants (QSR), Sustainability and Renewable Energy and many with futuristic business models. The Presenting companies were Cerulean Enviro Tech, myNalanda Solutions & Services, EMSEVA, Pixelimage, GigIndia, Ronin Wines, Green Salute, Sample Trunk, Handybro, Sepal, Marketyard Agrisolutions, The Moustache Laundry, Maswer Automotive and Words Maya.Nitin Rai,Managing Director, Elevate Capital, Portland, Oregon Area presented the Power Talk.

Kiran Deshpande, President, TiE Pune also announced the upcoming TiECON PUNE 2018,Enriching the Eco-System to be held on 20th& 21st April 2018 in Pune with with eminent speakers like FC Kohli, S Ramadorai, Alyque Padamsee and several others. The sixth one in Pune, TiECon is the largest entrepreneurship conference in the city, organised by TiE Pune and sees the participation of over 700+ Entrepreneurs, Corporate Executives, Investors, Thinkers and Mentors.This must-attend event for entrepreneurs, start-up founders, and soon-to-be entrepreneurs seeking the information, inspiration, ideas, and interactions is designed to help them reach the inflection point.It provides two days of immersive experience including VC & mentor connect as well as an awards nite with music and entertainment.

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