TiECon Midwest 2010 Unveils List of Elite Entrepreneurs: TiE20 Winners
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 25
Winners From California, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TiECon Midwest 2010, the Midwest's largest conference on entrepreneurship and presented by TiE Detroit, today announced the winners of the TiE20 Midwest Industry Awards. Selected from more than 1,000 nominated companies, the winners represent the most enterprising startup companies in four focus segments: Internet, Media, Mobile and Software. The TiE20 winners will be honored at TiECon 2010 on Fri., Oct. 29, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at The Henry in Dearborn, MI. A full list of the TiE20 winners is available at http://www.tieconmidwest.org/tie20-winners.html (see list that follows).
While the TiE20 winners are diverse in terms of size, progress, maturity and location, they share a common thread of innovation, ingenuity, strong management teams and overall quality of ideas. "The Detroit chapter of TiE introduced TiE20 Midwest Industry Awards last year to great success that gave increased visibility and connectivity to our winners. This year, we have received an overwhelming response," say Mateen Syed and Luxmi Dutt Sharma, TiE20 Chairs.
"TiE20 winners represent the finest in entrepreneurship and serve as role models for all entrepreneurs aspiring to success in a demanding marketplace," says Tel Ganesan, TiE Detroit president.
The TiE20 judging process includes meticulous planning, screening and judging by prominent entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives and other experts. TiE also acknowledges the nominee companies and those who contributed to the TiE20 selection process by publicly voting for the finalists. Over 1,000 votes were cast for 40 finalists in a little over two weeks, helping to narrow the field down to 20 winners. TiE20 winners will present their companies in a live showcase over the course of TiECon Midwest 2010, on Oct. 28 and 29. In addition to being featured at the event, winners also receive ongoing support throughout the year.
The TiE20 award is presented by TiE, a global, not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international network sponsored by top venture capital firms and Fortune 500 corporations.