MAY 3rd , 2018


Imagination AI


Date: May 3rd , 2018
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Hall G & H
Duration: 9 hours [9 am to 6 pm]

TiE Inflect 2018 Presents Startup Bootcamp!

Present your company in Silicon Valley to VCs and angel investors. This 1-day event before TiE Inflect starts, is designed to prepare you to get most out of TiE Inflect, fine-tune your business plan and pitch to investors in a way that will grab their attention.

This unique format will allow you to learn from Silicon Valley experts about how to start right. You will work with mentors, seasoned entrepreneurs and local business leaders in small group setting and gain insights on how to take your business to the next level. The program will be capped at 120 attendees.

This workshop is designed to prepare entrepreneurs and startups on:

  • Morning session: Interactive lecture
    • Getting the most out of attending TiE Inflect
    • Becoming investor-ready
    • Networking and maximizing startup visibility
  • Afternoon session:
    • Fine-tuning presentations by working with accomplished Silicon Valley mentors and entrepreneurs in a small-group setting
    • Using fast-paced mentoring and successive elimination method handful of teams will be selected to pitch to a panel of investors
  • Late Afternoon:
    • Pitching! Startups will have the opportunity to present their 10-minute pitch to a panel of investors and receive feedback

All registered attendees will receive a book-set about how to start a company and get it funded Silicon Valley style



Time Duration Sessions Speaker
8:00 AM Registration & Badging
8:45 AM 15 min Kickoff & Intro
9:00 AM 120 min An Interactive Workshop: Becoming Investor Ready & Getting The Most Out Of TiE Inflect 2018 Naeem Zafar
11:00 AM 30 min Starting Right: How To Get Started & Avoid Costly Mistakes Betty Kayton
11:30 AM 30 min Hot Trends Shaping Silicon Valley Gregory LaBlanc
12:00 PM 60 min Lunch
12:45 PM 90 min + break Pitch Refinement: All Teams Will Work With Mentors – Parallel Table sessions [all teams pitch]
2:30 PM 60 min Semifinalists selected. Two best teams per table advance to the next round with new mentors
3:30 PM 30 min Grow Your Startup: How IBM Helps Angie Krackeler
4:00 PM 90 min Investor Panel Six Best Teams pitch to a panel of Judges

1. Winner

COGOS Technologies

We are COGOS Technologies we are creating Digital Transformation in logistics, in short Uber for trucks.We are building a large collaborative platform for logistics.

We are located in Bangalore, India. Have a great tech and operations team.

2. First Runner up


Cellphone Store Repair Tracking CRM & Inventory Software

3. Second Runner up

Augmented Reality Platform for kids to learn from the world around them.

Technology today is making kids isolated from the world leading to passive consumption of content. The world happens to be full of information. We are bringing the world alive with knowledge using Augmented Reality. email us: [email protected]