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TiE Detroit Announces Manoj Bhargava as Grand Keynote Speaker for TiECon Midwest 2016

Manoj Bhargava, the founder and CEO of Living Essentials® will be Grand Keynote Speaker at Ignite2Disrupt.

FARMINGTON HILLS , MICHIGAN, U.S., August 24, 2016 / -- The Detroit chapter of TiE, largest non-profit entrepreneurial organization, announced Manoj Bhargava as the grand keynote speaker for TiECon Midwest 2016, Michigan’s Largest Conference to be held October 27 and 28, 2016 at The Henry, Dearborn. The announcement was made by TiE Detroit President, Tel Ganesan.

“Ignite2Disrupt will shake the worlds of digital health and connected mobility by offering innumerable opportunities to entrepreneurs. The TieCon Midwest 2016 conference will offer a solid package of knowledge, tools and expertise that will stimulate new business models and encourage local entrepreneurship. Our star line up of speakers at Ignite2Disrupt attests the fact that we are serious about innovation and we are serious about change. It will truly be an amazing opportunity to hear Mr. Bhargava simplify the business concepts”, said Tel Ganesan, President TiE Detroit.

Manoj Bhargava is an entrepreneur and philanthropist and the founder and CEO of Living Essentials®. He believes and encourages innovation that will make a difference to people’s lives. Manoj founded a consumer products company, Living Essentials®, which became an overwhelming success with the introduction of 5-Hour ENERGY® in 2004. Mr. Bhargava has committed to giving away 99% of his $4 billion dollar net worth and signed the well-known Giving Pledge in 2012. He now focuses most of his time on creating solutions at Stage 2 Innovations, his invention shop in Farmington Hills, Michigan, as well supporting the Hans Foundation, one of the largest charitable organizations in India. Located just outside of Detroit, Stage 2 focuses on the areas of water with the “Rain Maker,” energy with the “Free Electric” bicycle system and health with the Renew Enhanced Circulation device.

In accepting the invitation to be the grand keynote speaker, Manoj Bhargava said, "Business is simple. It's about doing the obvious. I will be speaking about how that approach will change the future of healthcare.”

TiECon Midwest 2016 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", which will showcase the most promising 20 start-up companies across TiECon Midwest's five focus segments: Manufacturing: 3-D Printing/Robotics, IOT, Transportation / Mobility, Health / Fitness and Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality / Sensors .

Online registration and more information are immediately available for TiECon Midwest 2016 at . For more information about the conference, please contact Sarah Myrand, TiE Detroit (248) 254-4043 or via e-mail at

About TiECon Midwest 2016
TiECon Midwest 2016 is Michigan’s largest entrepreneurial conference, attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other professionals. This year’s theme is Ignite2Disrupt. Connected World. Connected Technologies. Our three main tracks will focus on Connected Mobility, Connected Health and Global Connectivity. This year’s TiECon Midwest is being held on Oct 27-28, 2016 at "The Henry", Dearborn. 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

Sarah Myrand
TiE Detroit
(248) 254-4043
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