TiEcon 2011 www.tiecon.org kicked off with welcome remarks from Executive Director, Ms. Kiran Kini Malhotra and President of TiE SV, Mr. Vish Mishra. Mishra welcomed attendees coming from near and far and stressed the significance of TiE in creating the entrepreneurial ecosystem worldwide. TiE has chapters in 57 cities in 13 countries. Mr. Jai Rawat, the Convenor of TiE, noted that TiEcon is a place where entrepreneurs find the tools to mold their ideas and act upon their passions. Rawat gave a glimpse into the conference highlighting the keynotes and noting the verticals focused in this TiEcon. Rawat also stressed the new features at this TiEcon providing more focused networking opportunities, including Mentor Connect, Presdo Match, and designated lunch areas for focused connections. Mr. Prakash Aggarwal, co-convenor of TiEcon welcomed attendees to stay around for the party that will go late into the night on Day 2.