Celebrating the passion and the perseverance of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and around the world, TiEcon 2011 promises each and every attendee a place to learn, educate, connect and inspire. Join over 3,000 participants and engage in rich dialogue with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, industry executives, and thought leaders over two full days of networking, inspiring talks, and idea sharing. Applaud the TiE50 winners - the smartest and brightest early stage companies of 2011. Learn and make connections with emerging startups, universities, research labs, and other businesses as they show their innovative products and technologies to TiEcon attendees in the Innovation Expo. Celebrate with your peers as we close the conference in style with our TiEcon Closing Ceremony.