TiE-Boston Announces Election Results for President and Board of Directors

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TiE-Boston, a non-profit organization that promotes entrepreneurship in New England, today announced the results of its election for president, and board directors and observers.

TiE-Boston, a non-profit organization that promotes entrepreneurship in New England, today announced the results of its election for president, and board directors and observers.

In a December 15th vote, TiE-Boston’s charter members elected Raj Alur president. Alur is a Managing Director of Vesbridge Partners, joined TiE-Boston as a charter member in 2002, and serves as chair of TiE-Boston’s Broadband Business Forum and co-chair of the TiE Venture Forum. Alur will assume the role when current President Vinit Nijhawan’s term ends in January 2007. TiE-Boston presidential terms are two years with elections held mid-term.

“As a former entrepreneur myself, I understand needs of today’s entrepreneurs and the value of an organization like TiE-Boston,” said Alur, president-elect of TiE-Boston. “TiE-Boston offers the opportunity to learn from industry experts, discuss trends and exchange ideas, and build a local, national and world-wide network—all key resources for entrepreneurial success.”

Hemang Dave and Santhanan Krishnan will also join the board of directors. Dave is the managing director of Celerity Ventures and joined TiE-Boston in 2000. Santhana Krishnan is Chairman and CEO at InteQ Corporation and joined TiE-Boston in 1997. Dave and Krishnan are successors to Gautam Prakash, Managing Partner at Monsoon Capital, and Samir Desai, CEO at Aditi, respectively; Prakash and Desai will both resume their roles as TiE-Boston charter members.

Ghosh and Dave join Vinit Nijhawan, current TiE-Boston president and venture partner at Key Venture Partners; Ashok Kalelkar, venture partner at Seed Capital Partners; and Shikhar Ghosh, chairman of Rave Wireless, on TiE-Boston’s board of directors. Board observers include Secretary John Chory, senior partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Raj Alur, president-elect and TiE-Boston’s Executive Director Geetha Ramamurthy.

Also elected is Dr. Venkat Srinivasan, new board observer, who will serve as the treasurer of TiE-Boston. Srinivasan is the CEO of Rage Frameworks and joined TiE-Boston in 2004. Changes to the composition of the board of directors take effect for the February 9, 2006 board meeting.

“We are excited about the new additions to TiE-Boston’s leadership,” said Vinit Nijhawan, president of TiE-Boston. “As an entrepreneurial-focused organization, we know the value of continual innovation and strive to apply the same successful principle to our organization.”

About TiE-Boston

Founded in 1996, TiE-Boston is the second-largest chapter of TiE (Talent Ÿ Ideas Ÿ Enterprise) Global, the world’s largest non-profit professional organization that promotes innovation and technology leadership. TiE-Boston’s mission is to foster, encourage, and support creation and growth of enterprises in the New England region. By facilitating knowledge exchange and creating face-to-face networking opportunities with peers, TiE-Boston opens doors and plays an active role in innovators’ success. For more information about TiE-Boston, visit http://boston.tie.org.

TiE-Boston hosts the annual TiECon East conference, the largest innovation focused event on the East Coast. For more information about this year’s event, held June 15-17 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, visit http://www.tieconeast.org.

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