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Idea Validation Hotline with Gautam Sinha

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

“Nothing can stop the power of an IDEA whose time has come”

Idea Validation Hotline With Gautam Sinha


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Idea Validation Hotline with Gautam Sinha


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


“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” - Exclusive & Complimentary for TiE members

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 register to get further information


  • How do you position your product/service
  • What all goes into branding a product/service
  • Differentiated marketing strategy (specifically in cluttered market)
  • Communication strategy



Event Speaker:


Gautam Sinha,  My First Cheque 

Gautam Sinha passed out from XLRI, Jamshedpur a leading business school in India in 1994. He worked with Wipro between 1994 and 1996 (at Bangalore) and turned entrepreneur in the May of 1996. The first company that he co-founded and ran was called Team Value Associates (TVA) in 1996. TVA was in the business of international IT staffing and he ran it till 2000 post which he had to shut it down as the dot com crash in the USA had made the business unviable.

He went on to co-found, a 3 D website which was a community focused dotcom in the children space (8-14 years) in 1999 but the dotcom crash of 2000 made external funding difficult and the company could not sustain itself for more than 24 months.

Post these two “failures”, he founded TVA Infotech in 2000. TVA went on to become the market leader in the IT recruiting space (it focused on providing manpower for the growing IT industry in the South of India) and was a pioneer in the recruitment outsourcing space much before the terminology of RPO gained popular acceptance. TVA grew to a 100+ company before being acquired by Allegis Group Inc, the largest staffing company in the USA, in March of 2008.

Gautam relocated to Mumbai (post TVA’s acquisition) and currently runs a seed fund called “MY FIRST CHEQUE”. My First Cheque will help first generation entrepreneurs by providing the initial investment into their companies and also provide guidance and mentorship in the start up years. My First Cheque wants to convert some professionals, who are currently hesitant to take the first step due to lack of finance, into entrepreneurs.


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


Note: T&C:

  1. To avoid inconvenience, please reach the venue 30 min prior to entry time. 1 hour early causes distress to the attendees.

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