The Largest Global Tamil Community Entrepreneurship Conference

Friday, January 25, 2019

Guindy, Chennai


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About GTENChennai

GTENChennai2019 is the inaugural global professional and entrepreneur conference for the Tamil community, by the Tamil community in India and from around the world.

The idea of GTEN is to network and connect with the Tamil entrepreneurs around the world, especially during TiEConSiliconValley. Since we started in 2016 it has been a very good success. Now, we have grown to spread our wings globally with the GTENChennai. At GTEN, we are bringing together entrepreneurs, business executives, investors, industry influencers and thought leaders from the community.

Now, we have grown to spread our wings globally with the GTENChennai. At GTEN, we are bringing together entrepreneurs, business executives, investors, industry influencers and thought leaders from the community.

This is the first community based entrepreneurship forum in the US, perhaps worldover. GTENChennai will cover entrepreneurship, technology, new product innovation, emerging technologies and the startup ecosystem in Tamil Nadu and US in particular and the rest of the world.

The speakers include eminent list of successful innovators from the community, local as well as global. The conference will provide an opportunity to learn from the best, to network with other community entrepreneurs and will create partnerships and offer great value for learning, sharing innovations and ideas by the community.

On January 25, Friday, it will be a full day of industry panels, talks, mentoring and networking events. It will also provide a platform for the local innovators share and exchange innovative ideas with global folks who are attending GIM.


GTENChennai will have pitching session in the afternoon. This will provide a platform for our startups to pitch in front of investors, fellow innovators and mentors. The startups will include IT to auto tech and other areas of innovation.


The GTENChennai2019 provides you with a space to showcase products and technology from startups, service providers and consultants.

GTENChennai2019 Expo will feature startups, research labs, universities, and technology corporations. Many attendees are highly accomplished individuals who have decision-making power within their organization and if you are offering value based products this is the right place to showcase your products. The Expo offers an excellent opportunity to expand the reach of your products or services to a variety of audiences including investors.


Eminent speakers from within the community and others.


Prabakaran Murugaiah

Founder and CEO (, Tiliconveli)


Anand Jagannathan

Founder and CEO, Engage.Social


Raghu Sethuraman

GM, Azure Cloud/Microsoft


Sudarshan Srinivasan

VP, Dome9


Raghu Madabushi

Director, GE Ventures


Ramesh Ramadoss

Founder, LoanCoins


Shyam Namashivayam



Andi Giri

Founder / CEO, Softsquare


Sundi Natarajan

Founder / CEO, Prazas


Shanmugvel Shankaran

Founder / CEO, FixNix


Sramana Mitra

Founder, One Million by One Million


M R Rangaswami

Founder, Sand Hill Group, Indiaspora


Rajan Raghavan

Co-founder, The Fabric


Preethy Padman

Dir. Bus. Strategy / Ops / Vertical Marktg, Nutanix


Prabakar Sundarrajan

Co-founder, The Fabric


Aarti Kumar

Head of Partner Engg., LinkedIn


Praveena Varadarajan

VP Product, FICO


Radhika Padmanabhan

VP Engineering, Suquino


1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Check-in and Networking

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Opening Remarks

2:00pm – 2:25 pm

Silicon Valley to Tilicon Valley

Prabakaran Murugaiah (Founder and CEO),, Tiliconveli

2:30 pm – 2:55 pm

Entrepreneur Journey

Anand Jagannathan, Founder and CEO, Engage.Social

3:00 pm – 3:40 pm

Panel 1: Emerging Techologies - Hype and Reality

  • Moderator: Raghu Sethuraman (GM, Azure Cloud/Microsoft)
  • BigData/Cloud : Velchamy Sankaralingam (VP, VMware)
  • Martech: Sudarshan Srinivasan (VP, Dome9)
  • HealthCare/Investment/VC: Raghu Madabushi (Director, GE Ventures)
  • BlockChain: Ramesh Ramadoss (Founder, LoanCoins)
  • AI/ML: Shyam Namashivayam (NetApp)

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Panel 2: Cross border innovation / opportunities / status

  • Moderator:
  • Prabakaran Murugaiah (Founder / CEO, Techfetch)
  • Andi Giri (Founder / CEO, Softsquare)
  • Sundi Natarajan (Founder / CEO, Prazas)
  • Mani Krishnan (Founder / CEO, Shastha Foods)
  • Shanmugvel Shankaran (Founder / CEO, FixNix)

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Networking / Coffee, Snack break

5:00 pm – 5:40 pm

Keynote :

  • Entrepreneurial / Startup Ecosystems - Silicon Valley and India
  • Sramana Mitra, Founder, One Million by One Million

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Startup Pitches, Introductions

  • Klazzez / Arun, Torus / Praveen, Tokabox/Preethi, Arun / Guvi

6:35 pm - 6:55 pm


  • Vetrivel Foundation / Chock Karuppaiah,
  • ATEA Team,
  • Sponsors / Partners

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Keynote: Opportunities for Global Entrepreneurs

  • M R Rangaswami, Founder, Sand Hill Group, Indiaspora,
  • Fireside Chat with Rajan Raghavan, Prabakar Sundarrajan, Co-founders, The Fabric

7:30 pm – 8:10 pm

Panel 3:

  • Women in Tech / Entrepreneurship - Challenges and Opportunities
  • Moderator:
  • Preethy Padman (Dir. Bus. Strategy / Ops / Vertical Marktg, Nutanix)
  • Aarti Kumar (Head of Partner Engg., LinkedIn)
  • Praveena Varadarajan (VP Product, FICO)
  • Anu Shultes (General Manager - Loans, LendUp)
  • Radhika Padmanabhan (VP Engineering, Suquino)

8:10 pm – 8:20 pm

Closing Remarks

8:20 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner & Networking


GTENChennai2019 offers different packages for sponsorship. Platinum, Gold and Silver options are available. Please contact Raghuvir for sponsorship at 98459 46455 or email: