Welcome to TiEcon Southwest 2017

Meet Parag Havaldar | 2017 Academy Award Oscar

How does the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences let Parag Havaldar know he’s won an Oscar for Technical Achievement? You have to come to TiEcon Southwest to find out the answer...

Raised in India, Parag came to the U.S. to attend graduate school at USC where he earned a doctorate in computer vision, and also serves on its faculty to teach a graduate course in multimedia. Parag currently works at Blizzard Entertainment, which has created franchises such as the World of Warcraft and Overwatch.

It took a lot of work from a lot of people,” Parag said of the awarded facial animation technology for his pioneering work at Sony Pictures Imageworks. “It is humbling to get that respect (from the Academy), but at the same time, a lot of other people continue to work on different, perhaps more purposeful and meaningful things than making movies, and receive no recognition.

Come listen to Parag as he inspires us with his journey form Obscurity to Oscars, and leaves us energized and stimulated with the possibility of creating digital personalities in other fields of entertainment and communication.

TiEcon Southwest 2017

October 28

TiE Southern California’s signature annual entrepreneurship conference brings together entrepreneurs, corporate executives, venture capitalists and business professionals for the best combination of substantive conversation, education and peer networking.

20% off through October 10. Use discount coupon: Twenty20

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Open Mic Pitch Is Back

We are taking selective applications from new startups who want to gain visibility, get feedback from local angel investors, venture capitalists & executives, and grab the grand prize of the Best Startup Idea at TiEcon Southwest.

Do you have what it takes to be that most talked, most interesting, most popular Startup?

Wait no more. Now's your chance to Fast Pitch! (applications close Oct 10)

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Make High-Level Connections

TiECON Southwest brings together highly successful and aspiring business women and men entrepreneurs as well as investors and mentors  from varying industries such as Automotive, Entertainment, Healthcare, IoT, AR/VR, Media, Finance, Real Estate and Information Technology.

The agenda features several keynote/plenary discussions and a number of smaller break-out panels, with plenty of time for informal exchange and mentorship.

Amazing Keynote Speakers

Come listen to Erick Miller, Managing Director of Hyperspeed Ventures, on Technology Megatrends; Anima Anandkumar, Principal Scientist at Amazon, on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; John Mattison, Chief Health Information Officer at Kaiser, on Connected Health; ​Jesse Draper, Founding Partner of Halogen Ventures, on the Rise of Women Entrepreneurs; Parag Havaldar, Academy Award winner, on Technology Advances in Entertainment Industry; and AJ Patel, the founding member of TiE, on the history of TiE and the future.

Learn The Latest Technologies

  • Attend Breakout Panels on Entrepreneurship, Innovations & Getting Funded
  • Check out the TiE SoCal Labs Startups
  • Participate in the Open Mic Fast Pitch
  • Enjoy the popular Mentor-Mentee Power Lunch
  • Network with high profile VCs
  • Get inspired with newfound connections
  • Test drive the latest Tesla Model S or Model X

Connect. Disrupt. Innovate.

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TiEcon Southwest 2017

When and where:
October 28, 7:30 am to 5 pm, Sheraton Cerritos
What's included:
Fresh Breakfast, Scrumptious Lunch, Cutting Chai & Lots of Engaging Conversations

Fine details:
$50 for members, $75 for non-members, $20 for students, complimentary for charter members and guests.

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