SOURCE: TiE Silicon Valley
May 10, 2010 09:00 ET
TiE Announces TiE50 Winners
The Most Enterprising Companies Honored at TiEcon 2010
SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2010) - TiE, the organizer of TiEcon 2010, the world's largest conference for entrepreneurs, announced the winners of the TiE50 Awards. Selected from among nearly four thousand nominees, and after almost 100 thousand votes, the winners represent the most enterprising companies in five sectors that are driving today's economy: BioSciences, Cleantech, Internet, Software and Wireless. The winners of the TiE50 will be showcased at TiEcon 2010 (register at www.tiecon.org).
"The TiE50 represent the best in entrepreneurship -- risk-taking yet pragmatic, visionary but market-aware, and a passion to be the best," according to Vish Mishra, President of TiE Silicon Valley and Venture Director at Clearstone Venture Partners, with offices in Silicon Valley, Southern California and Mumbai. "We hold up these companies as role models for any enterprise, big or small, established or being incubated, which aspires to success in a dynamic and demanding marketplace. We fully expect that the TiE50 winners in 2010 will build on the success of winners in 2009 like Kazeon, Mimosa and Mint.com."
The TiE50 winners are diverse in terms of size, stage of company, type of funding and location, but they share a common thread of innovation, ingenuity, strong management teams and quality of ideas. These companies will be showcased at TiEcon 2010, the world's largest conference for entrepreneurs, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 14-15. TiEcon brings together world-class entrepreneurs and leaders from business, technology, venture capital, and media for two days of education, networking and business building. The theme of TiEcon 2010, "It's in your DNA," emphasizes the qualities inherent in all successful entrepreneurs.
The TiE50 2010 Winners (by Sector) are:
BioSciences -- AccessClosure, Inc.; Counsyl, Inc.; MicroMed Cardiovascular, Inc.; Pacific Biosciences Inc.; Pearl Therapeutics, Inc.; Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Spinal Modulation; Trevena, Inc.; VaxInnate, Inc.; and Virdante Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Cleantech -- Calera; Envia Systems, Inc.; Kior; KLD Energy Technologies Inc.; Regenatch; Segetis, Inc.; Soane Energy LLC; SOMS Technologies LLC ; Suniva; and Suntrica
Internet -- Dyyno; Efficient Frontier; Ellerdale Inc.; Factual; Jivox; LeadForce1; Perfectmarket; Vdopia; ViVu Inc.; and Yume.
Software -- Aria Systems; Centrify; Clearwell Systems, Inc.; CloudSwitch, Inc.; HubSpot Inc.; LogLogic; MaxiScale, Inc.; MuleSoft; SecuriMobile; and Vidyo Inc.
Wireless -- Avatron Software; BuzzCity Pte Ltd.; deCarta; Metismo Ltd.; mFoundry; Movirtu Limited; Rayspan Corporation; SiBEAM; SpiderCloud Wireless; and Ubiquisys.
Register for TiEcon 2010 today by visiting http://www.tiecon.org/ or calling 408-567-0700. Space is limited and registration will be halted once the maximum capacity is reached.
In addition to the TiE50, TiEcon 2010 will also include PowerConnect -- featuring five premium networking programs with a new discussion-reception format connecting attendees, industry experts, entrepreneurs. Also included is Business Bootcamp designed to provide hands on training on how to combine technical ingenuity and groundbreaking discoveries with practical aspects of managing a company. The conference includes a variety of discussions and presentations on the hottest industry sectors of BioSciences, Cleantech, Internet, Software and Wireless featuring iconic and inspiring figures.
TiE is a global, not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its global network sponsored by top venture capital, legal and accounting firms and Fortune 500 corporations. TiE is spread across 55 chapters in 13 countries comprising 1,800 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members and 12,000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members.