Launch Event of TiE Amaravati and Angels Network
TiE Amaravati Chapter and Angels Network has been launched on 17th January, 2018 at an event organized at Fortune Murali Park, Vijayawada. The event happened in the presence of Sri Nara Lokesh, Honorable Minister for IT&PR, Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Harish Mamtani, Board of Trustees, Mr.Srini Raju, Mr. J A Chowdary and Dr. Ramesh Byrapaneni, past presidents of TiE Hyderabad, Mr.Kali Prasad, current president of TiE Hyderabad and Mr. Sasi Sunkara, Partner, McKinsey & Co. The event received a huge response with a house-full audience. It saw a guest list of about 200 including entrepreneurs, Heads of educational institutions like IIT, Officials of Government Departments, Ecosystem partners like NASSCOM, Incubators, CAs and Lawyers. There were also representatives from corporate houses like PwC and Investors like Parampara Capital and Anthill Ventures. About 35 Charter Members from TiE Amaravati and TiE Hyderabad participated in the event. It was a 2- hour long event with the theme “Making Ideas Happen”.
The day started with setting up the context for TiE Amaravati and Angels Network launch by Mr.Sateesh Andra and Mr.Suresh Chitturi, Board Members, TiE Amaravati. The guest speakers from the Government departments spoke about various initiatives available for startups to strengthen the ecosystem in the state and market access opportunities offered by the government. The government of Andhra Pradesh has come forward to partner the angels network and provide matching fund for the investments. The proceedings have been widely covered by different local and national media houses.