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TiE Rajasthan is a Rajasthan chapter of the non-profit community The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). [1] Headquartered in Jaipur, TiE Rajasthan is aimed at fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, education, incubating, and funding new startups.

Rajasthan State in India

Rajasthan is a state in northern India. The state covers an area of 342,239 square kilometres (132,139 sq mi) or 10.4 percent of the total geographical area of India. It is the largest Indian state by area and the seventh largest by population. Rajasthan is located on the northwestern side of India, where it comprises most of the wide and inhospitable Thar Desert and shares a border with the Pakistani provinces of Punjab to the northwest and Sindh to the west, along the Sutlej-Indus river valley. Elsewhere it is bordered by five other Indian states: Punjab to the north; Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to the northeast; Madhya Pradesh to the southeast; and Gujarat to the southwest.

Jaipur Metropolis in Rajasthan, India

Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer, and after whom the city is named. As of 2011, the city had a population of 3.1 million, making it the tenth most populous city in the country. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City, due to the dominant color scheme of its buildings. It is located 268 km from the national capital New Delhi. Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in India and forms a part of the west Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Agra. It also serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur, Jaisalmer Udaipur, Kota and Mount Abu (520 km, 323 mi). Jaipur is located 616 km from Shimla.

A startup or start-up is started by individual founders or entrepreneurs to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. More specifically, a startup is a newly emerged business venture that aims to develop a viable business model to meet a marketplace need or problem. Founders design startups to effectively develop and validate a scalable business model. Hence, the concepts of startups and entrepreneurship are similar. However, entrepreneurship refers all new businesses, including self-employment and businesses that never intend to grow big or become registered, while startups refer to new businesses that intend to grow beyond the solo founder, have employees, and intend to grow large. Start-ups face high uncertainty and do have high rates of failure, but the minority that go on to be successful companies have the potential to become large and influential. Some startups become unicorns, i.e. privately held startup companies valued at over $1 billion.



In 2001, Rajeish Moondraa, an Indian entrepreneur, organized a get together lunch, where he provided the guests with an introduction about TiE, the nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. They decided to formulate a group, and initiate activities aimed towards fulfilling the norms for an independent chapter of TiE. As a result, an ad-hoc working committee of 6 members was formed, titled as Rajasthan IT Entrepreneurs Group (RITEG [2] ), and Rajeish Moondraa was designated as the President of RITEG. All members committed Rs. 50000/- towards formation of the group. On 11 January 2002 TiE Rajasthan chapter was launched with a ceremony, attended by the then Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, along with various other businesspeople from Silicon Valley like Kanwal Rekhi, Kailash Joshi, Vipin Shah, Naren Bakshi and Raj Desai among others. [3]

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Ashok Gehlot Indian politician

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"TiECON", TiE's premier annual event, is held by TiE Rajasthan at regular intervals. Besides this, several other events are also organized and sponsored by TiE Rajasthan. Some of the notable events were:

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