TiE Coimbatore is all set to host ‘Agri Entrepreneur Summit 2016’, an event that would nurture and foster the growth of Agriculture, Farm Machinery & Agri Processing technologies in the Kongu region of the state of Tamil Nadu. TiE, founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley, is run by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. TiE-Coimbatore is the 56th and youngest chapter in TiE network.

The Agri Entrepreneur Summit 2016, scheduled on the 3rd of September at Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode, will help open up new vistas for startups, growers, wholesalers, importers, exporters and all other stakeholders of every segment of Agriculture and Farm Machinery, Equipment and allied sectors that want to expand and diversify Agri-based business and activities, there by pushing the Modi-led  Central Government’s agenda of making India self-sufficient in food grain production and increasing farm income.


The one-day Agri-based event will feature eminent speakers including noted Social activist Piyush Manush, Karthic Ravindranath of Gold Farm, Prabhu Shankar of Thanyas Organic Pvt. Ltd, Sathyamoorthy of Animal Welfare Association, Ajeethan of Tamil Nadu Banana Growers Association, S.P. Rajakumaran of Mobitech, Mahindra M Manivasan of V Farm Plant Sciences (P) Ltd and C.D. Kumar participating in panel discussions on Agri-tech related topics, and several startup mentors and a VC from Omnivore.

In addition, the event showcases business presentation and pitches by selected Startups of the region including Bison, Rainbow Agri, Exabit, Happy Hens, Gold Farm, Eco farm, et al. The event has also roped in several event partners: Kongu Engineering College, TNAU, Doordarshan, Makkal TV, YourStory.com, Media 4 Agri, Simplicity.com, PayperCreative.com and By The Startups.

Joining the Agri Entrepreneur Summit as sponsors are Essilor Sankar & Co Optics Pvt Ltd, SKM Egg Products Exports (India) Ltd, DMW Machining Centre, Gold Farm, Thanyas Organic Pvt. Ltd, Mobitech Wireless Solutions, Milky Mist Dairy Foods Pvt. Ltd, Farm Harvest, Sakthi Food Products and Girnar Food & Beverages Pvt Ltd.

Designed to help local startups launch business, receive mentorship of experienced entrepreneurs and funding, the Agri Entrepreneur Summit will focus on creating state-of-the-art ideas and launch new businesses at the intersection of agriculture and novel technology. For more information on the event and registration process, mail at info@coimbatore.tie.org.