3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
Nightlife | Singles
On January 20, 2014 GAIN (Gainesville Area Innovation Network) and TiE Tampa are sponsoring a networking event and competition for entrepreneurs. Do you have what it takes to win?Kunal Jain, president of TiE Tampa, is bringing Kanwal Rekhi, an angel investor from Silicon Valley who has 53 direct investments through TiE in startups, to Gainesville. In what could be the opportunity of a lifetime, 10 competitors will have the chance to pitch their ideas to Rekhi and others investors.About the BillionaireKanwal RekhiInventus Capital Partners http://www.inventuscap.com/Kanwal is a managing partner of Inventus Capital Partners, a cross border technology venture capital fund. A serial entrepreneur, Kanwal has been closely associated with over 50 start-ups in the Silicon Valley, including Exodus Communications, Versata and Instantis. Kanwal is actively focused on helping young entrepreneurs get started. He is currently involved at the board level in Sierra Atlantic, Ensim, Kaboodle and Instantis. Kanwal was the founders of Excelan, a computer networking company in 1982, which made its debut on the NASDAQ in 1987 and later merged with Novell. Kanwal was appointed Executive vice-president and Chief Technology Officer at Novell, and served on the Board till 1995. He studied Electrical Engineering at IIT, Bombay and did his masters at Michigan Technological University. Kanwal was honored with a Doctorate in 1997 in Business and Engineering from Michigan Tech. Kanwal is an active supporter of his alma maters IIT Bombay and Michigan Tech where he has endowed IT schools (KreSIT at IIT Bombay and Kanwal and Ann Rekhi Computer Science Hall at Michigan Tech). Kanwal was among the pioneering Indians in Silicon Valley, and was one of the founding members of TiE. He was the President of TiE Silicon Valley for 5 years; and is currently a Board Member of TiE Global.How to ParticipateEntrepreneurs are invited to submit a two (2) minute video to GAIN. To submit the video, upload it to Youtube and then email the youtube link to email@example.com. If needed, make sure to include the password to have access to the video.The deadline for submission is January 10, 2014. GAIN will announce the selected companies on January 12.NetworkA reception will be held in Santa Fe College Main Campus building WA, room 108 and is open to the public. Admission for the Networking Event$10.00 if purchased in advance.$15.00 at the door.Join your fellow entrepreneurs and several other investors for this terrific opportunity to grow your company and your reputation as a leader in your field.GAIN: Inspiring, Connecting, Educatingentrepreneurs who want to change the world.Questions? Please contact GAIN Director, Lee May at LeeMay@gainnet.org . proudly supports GAIN.
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