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TiECon Midwest 2016 to Host TiE20 Startup Awards in October 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS , MICHIGAN, U.S., August 11, 2016 / -- The Detroit chapter of TiE presents the annual TiE20 Midwest Startup Awards at Ignite2Disrupt hosted by TiECon Midwest annual conference being held at The Henry, Dearborn, October 27 and 28, 2016.

TiECon Midwest is an entrepreneurial conference, attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other professionals. TiE20 Midwest Awards acknowledges excellence among 20 Early Stage Startups five focus segments: Manufacturing: 3-D Printing/Robotics, IOT, Transportation / Mobility, Health / Fitness and Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality / Sensors . If you run or work at a Startup; or know of one that has a demonstrable Business Model, Innovation, Market Viability and be a value add to society, then nominate to be the next recipient of the elite TiE20 Startup Awards. The last date for nominations is August 19, 2016.

“TiE20 is a great opportunity for all aspiring people to become entrepreneurial stars of tomorrow. We hope this is a first step towards identifying and bringing to spotlight the next generation business creators and star companies in these 5 verticals,” said Tel Ganesan, President, TiE Detroit Chapter.

TiE20 finalists will be selected by a combination of evaluations, screenings and judging by successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, domain experts; and public polling. Voting is open to the public. In addition to the results of the public poll, the finalist companies will be judged on their product or service, market size and dynamics, leadership team, business model and progress since founding.

TiE20 winners will be honored with awards of excellence in front of several well established entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, industry experts and professionals during TiEcon Midwest, October 27 at the Henry in Dearborn. Additionally, the TiE20 winners will present their companies in a live showcase at the conference and get special invitations to premium networking sessions at TiECon and will also be part of ongoing recognition from TiE Detroit throughout the year. More importantly, they will get access to TiE’s powerful global entrepreneurial ecosystem that is dedicated to fostering and enhancing entrepreneurship.

“TiE20 is an ideal platform and a great opportunity for early stage startups to get increased visibility and connectivity through TiE’s global entrepreneurial ecosystem dedicated to fostering and enhancing entrepreneurship,” said Luxmi Dutt Sharma,, Chair TiE20 Midwest Startup Awards.

For Nominations, Eligibility, Submission and Selection Process, please visit For more information about TiE20 Midwest Startup Awards, contact Luxmi Dutt, 248 635 8286,, or Sachin, 864 905 3297,

About TiECon Midwest 2016
TiECon Midwest is Michigan's Largest Conference on entrepreneurship, designed for the Innovative Entrepreneur who thinks creatively, innovatively and resourcefully to create their own future regardless of economic conditions and uncertainties. TiECon Midwest 2016 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

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 61 chapters in 18 countries comprising 2500 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members, 13000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members. TiE has grown to become the world’s largest non-profit organization for entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

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