SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ​TiE Silicon Valley, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering global entrepreneurship, today announced that Jyoti Bansal, founder and chairman of leading website and application performance management company, AppDynamics, will receive the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award at TiEcon 2017, which will be will be held May 5th and 6th at the Santa Clara Convention Center.  

The award recognizes Bansal’s perseverance and the entrepreneurial success he achieved with his billion-dollar company, AppDynamics. Having started off with an engineering job and waiting seven years for a green card to start his own company, Bansal’s journey is one that resonates entirely with the TiEcon audience that primarily comprises startups and new entrepreneurs. TiEcon 2017 marks the inaugural year for this award category. 

Bansal is scheduled to deliver the keynote talk at TiEcon on May 6th, which is a fireside chat moderated by B. V. Jagadeesh, managing partner at Kaaj Ventures.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized by fellow entrepreneurs and VC’s from Silicon Valley. I thank TiE Silicon Valley for this appreciation,” Bansal said. “I am looking forward to sharing my entrepreneurial journey with the TiEcon attendees who are at different junctures of their startup journey.”

“Jyoti Bansal’s story will inspire and encourage entrepreneurs to realize their startup dreams and not to give up. We believe Jyoti is the perfect choice for the first ever “Entrepreneur of the Year” award at TiEcon,” said Ram Reddy, president of TiE Silicon Valley.

TiEcon 2017, the world’s largest technology-anchored entrepreneurship conference, is expected to attract some 5,000 attendees and will focus on the hottest areas of innovation including machine learning, IoT, fintech, security, autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality, software defined infrastructure, drones, digital health, and many more.

Ranked alongside Demo, TED and World Economic Forum among the top 10 conferences worldwide for ideas and entrepreneurship, TiEcon has attracted over 50,000 entrepreneurs and professionals from over 50 countries since its inception.

Technology startups are also welcome to participate in the TiE50 annual awards program, which is open to all technology segments.   Enterprises of all sizes and in all domains can showcase their innovations and solutions at the TiEcon Startup Expo.

For more information, please visit our website at www.tiecon.org.

About TiE Silicon Valley 
TiE Silicon Valley is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in the Bay Area, as well as globally.  TiE strives to inspire entrepreneurs through mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding programs and activities.  With nearly 50 events held each year, TiE brings together the entrepreneurial community to learn from local leaders, as well as each other. 

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