Idea Validation Hotline with Gaurav Saraf TiE in Mumbai Nothing can stop the power of an IDEA whose time has come but it is also critical to validate

Idea Validation Hotline with Gaurav Saraf


About The Event

Idea Validation Hotline with Gaurav Saraf


Mentoring (guidance) lies at the core of TiE’s philosophy and culture!


It is said that “Nothing can stop the power of an IDEA whose time has come”

but it is also critical to validate if YOUR IDEA has the POWER in it,

for sustainable execution & growth, before you move on and start-up!



To facilitate this IDEA VALIDATION, TiE Mumbai has launched yet another mentoring format…

“Idea Validation Hotline” (for TiE Members only)

for all aspiring, budding, early-stage entrepreneurs who have a business Idea / concept.


Our aspiration is to eventually have as many Ideas validated within the TiE Membership.


Dial-in to get your business idea validated by a TiE Charter Member (mentor) over a 15 minutes one-on-one telephonic discussion.




1. Submit your idea as per template

2. You will be allocated a Date/time slot (on first-come basis)

3. Call in at the allotted Date/time

4. Present your thoughts for just about 5 mins (the TiE Mentor would already have your business overview)

5. TiE Mentor will give her/his inputs over a 10-min window

6. Based on the inputs, you could move ahead in the TiE Mentoring process or reconnect with the various other TiE programs to reshape your entrepreneurial aspiration.



Your mentor could CHALLENGE or ENCOURAGE your idea ... as a Devil’s Advocate would with hard-hitting inputs, to guide you in the appropriate direction.


If you are interested then please click here to download the Idea Validation deck and send the completed deck to



Event Speaker

Gaurav Saraf - Director, Epiphany Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

"Gaurav has recently launched his fund, Epiphany Ventures, focused on investing in early stage companies. He has managed to secure the backing of several industry leaders, such as, Aditya Mittal of ArcelorMittal, Rishi Khosla of Copal Partners and Ashok Srinivasan of Redington.

He started his career working as a consultant at Diamond Technology Partners Inc. (DTPI), a strategy consulting company, headquartered in Chicago. At DTPI, Gaurav worked on teams advising Fortune 500 companies, gaining experience in a wide range of disciplines and sectors, including Retail, e-commerce, Knowledge Management, Merger Integrations, etc.

After his return to India, four years ago, Gaurav set up a trading and mining company, which secured mining licenses for iron ore in Central India. He set up the company and formed an experienced team to carry out operations, hiring several senior personnel from leading mines in India. Two years ago, he sold the business. He currently also serves as the Vice-President, Mergers & Acquisitions for the Facor Group, which has a turnover of over $250 million.

Gaurav has a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania, and M.Sc in Finance from City University, London.

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