October 23, 2005

Great TiE-Chennai event featuring Chandu Nair

The TiE Chennai Chapter, which hasn't been very active in the recent past, seems to have become vibrant again.

The Chapter's latest "Success Close Up" event on 19th October - featuring Chandu Nair, Co Founder & Director of knowledge process outsourcing firm Scope e-Knowledge Center - was especially interesting and useful.

The Success Close Up event is envisoned as a presentation "by a Successful Entrepreneur who...are willing to share with others candidly their life experiences in an informal setting".

Chandu Nair delivered on all this and more in his very engrossing presentation and sincere and thoughtful answers in the subsequent Q&A session. The presentation and discussions covered how Scope was created (serendipty), challenges faced (one of the main being the need to let people go, ameliorated somewhat by active outplacement help), relationships between the founders (better be direct about issues rather than let them simmer), support from the entrepreneurs' families, etc.

Hats off to Chandu and the organizers for an excellent event.

Arun Natarajan is the Founder of Venture Intelligence India, which tracks venture capital activity in India and Indian-founded companies worldwide. View sample issues of Venture Intelligence India newsletters and reports.