TiE SV Names CloudVelocity, Elasticbox, Lyatiss, One Convergence, Pertino and Plexxi as Lightning Round Winners for SDI Track at TiEcon 2013

Winners Will Be Honored at TiEcon 2013 on Friday, May 17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - May 10, 2013) - The Silicon Valley Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE SV) named CloudVelocity, Elasticbox, Lyatiss, One Convergence, Pertino and Plexxi as Lightning Round Winners in the Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) Track at TiEcon 2013. Winners will be honored at TiEcon 2013 on Friday, May 17, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and will have the opportunity to present their pitch to the entire SDI track at the event. SDI includes companies in Software defined networks (SDN), Software defined storage (SDS) and Software defined infrastructure management (SDIM).

Lightning Round winners are recognized for their leadership among peers and their game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Winners were selected by the TiEcon 2013 content advisory team based on a set of criteria, including innovation, market potential and commercialization.

"To honor the startups that are showing early traction and great potential, TiEcon has created a new category of Lightning Round winners who will get a chance to pitch their stories to the full track comprising of investors, industry executives, prospects, analysts and media," said R. Paul Singh, Co-Convener of TiEcon 2013.

TiEcon is TiE's premiere annual event and is the largest conference for entrepreneurs in the world. TiEcon 2013 offers full day tracks on three of the hottest industry verticals of Big Data, Mobility and Software Defined Infrastructure on May 17th, 2013. The second day of the conference, May 18th, focuses on issues of entrepreneurship including how-tos, Women, Youth, Professional Services, Global and Social Entrepreneurship.

To check out the full list of Lightning Round Winners, visit http://tiecon.org/content/announcing-the-2013-lightning-round-winners.

For more information on TiEcon 2013, visit www.tiecon.org.

About TiEcon

TiEcon is the world's largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with loyal participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global service providers. TiEcon 2012 attracted 3,000+ attendees from across the world -- including CEOs of established companies to first-time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. TiEcon was listed by Worth Magazine in their September 2011 issue to be among the 10 Best Conferences for Ideas and Entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information on TiEcon, visit http://www.tiecon.org/.

TiE Silicon Valley sponsors include Barclays Wealth, BDO, Bessemer Ventures, BNY Mellon, Clearstone Ventures, Comerica Bank, Draper Richards, EBay, Emirates, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu, Gabriel Venture Partners, Google, Gov. of Ontario, Hood & Strong, HP, IBM, KPMG, Lightspeed Ventures, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Morrison Foerster, NEA, NVP, Pillsbury, Playspan-VISA, SAP/Sybase, SalesForce, Silicon Valley Bank, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, X.Commerce.

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