15 October, 2014

Kamran Elahian, Global Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur Without Borders, to address TiE members on the Global Innovation Economy

Inspired by the indomitable, peace-loving Mahatma Gandhi, Elahian has developed his own brand of philanthropy: one that

Event to be held on 21 October from 6pm in Dubai Knowledge Village Auditorium
Dubai, UAE; 15 October 2014 - The Dubai Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) has announced that Kamran Elahian, Co-Founder & Chairman at Global Catalyst Partners, is to address a special gathering of TiE members and share his insights into the Global Innovation Economy.

Inspired by the indomitable, peace-loving Mahatma Gandhi, Elahian has developed his own brand of philanthropy: one that makes the most of modern technological innovations, such as mobile communications and the Internet, to bridge the social and political differences among people which he has coined as iGandhi™.

As an entrepreneur, Iranian-born, Elahian co-founded ten companies, three of them failed, six of them produced a total market cap of over $8billion.  As a Venture Capitalist, he co-founded Global Catalyst Partners with investments in several countries around the world.

Underlying Elahian's global vision is the conviction that modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can be instrumental in dissolving barriers between the nations. This vision is reflected in Schools-Online, a non-profit he co-founded in 1996 to connect the world, one school at a time (6400 schools in 36 countries were provided with computers and access to the Internet) and merged with Relief International in 2003.

The special keynote presentation by Kamran will be hosted on 21st October 2014 in Dubai Knowledge Village Auditorium from 6pm onwards.

About TiE Dubai
TiE Dubai is a non-profit organization, established in 2003 to foster and promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in the region. With a vision to provide a strong and innovate platform for young start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs, the organisation's Charter Members provide guidance and support through mentoring and networking.

TiE Dubai Network consists of more than 1200 successful entrepreneurs, business executives and management professionals from various industries. 


About TiE
Founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley, TiE's eco-system comprises 13,000 members and 2,500 Charter Members with 60 Chapters across 17 countries around the world. Numerous successful companies started through a TiE membership include Hotmail, Cirrus Logic, Sycamore, Cascade, Arthrocare and Selectica.

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