The Detroit Chapter of TiE presents “Entrepreneurial Journey in Movie Making”

A chance to hear one entrepreneurs story and preview his latest movie

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 27, 2009 — The Detroit chapter of TiE, also known as Talent, Ideas, Enterprise, is hosting a discussion with Mr. Ashok Rao, a serial entrepreneur turned movie producer, on his Entrepreneurial Journey in Movie Making, September 25, 2009, at Chesebrough Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Special screening of  Mr. Roa’s latest movie- BEFORE THE RAINS in Chesebrough Auditorium is open to the public and will be followed by an interesting question and answer session. The event begins at 5.00 p.m. and is free for TiE members. The registration fee is only $15 for non-members (before September 24, 2009) and the on-site registration will cost $ 25.

“TiE members and guests will be enthralled by the film screening and discussion with Mr. Rao on his road to success in movie making”, said Tel K. Ganesan, President, TiE Detroit Chapter. “I have had the vision of making a film and am thrilled to have Mr. Ashok Rao to discuss on his entrepreneurial journey. This will be a great opportunity for all entrepreneurs who have long cherished the thought of making films, especially in Michigan where the opportunities and timing is conducive.”

Mr. Ashok Rao is the CEO of Excalibur Pictures and has produced three award winning feature films. Besides being a film producer he is the president of TiE Houston, also an angel investor in 6 high-tech startups and sits on the board of several companies.

For additional information or to register for the event, visit TiE Detroit online at

TiE is a global, not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international network sponsored by top Venture Capital Firms, and Fortune 500 corporations; spread across 53 chapters in 12 countries comprising 1800 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members, 12000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members. TiE has grown to become the world’s largest non-profit organization for entrepreneurs.

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