TIECON East Brings Together Makers and Shapers

TIECON EAST is a full day conference that brings together the people, companies and sectors that fuel the innovation economy. Hosted by TiE Boston, this once-a-year event provides the platform for innovators, thought leaders and companies to connect and discover ways to make a signature impact on the tech industry at large.

This year’s event will be held at the Westin Waterfront on May 7th, 2019 from 8am to 6pm. For over 20 years, TiE Boston has served as the vanguard of impactful technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in New England. Through these deep connections, relationships, and knowledge, we curate the most relevant and trending topics for attendees.

The 2019 tracks currently include: AI and Machine Learning, Digital Health, Heat in the East and Startup Lifecycle.

Gap-to-Zero: The Next Revolution in Manufacturing & Rise of Hardware Entrepreneurs

In this special panel discussion, Gian Paolo Bassi, SOLIDWORKS CEO, and Suchit Jain, SOLIDWORKS Vice President, Strategy and Community,  will be on hand to discuss the future trends that will have the most impact on the manufacturing industry. The panel discussion will aim to answer the question: How do makers, manufacturers, and engineers achieve gap-to-zero distance between design and making?

This session paints a future where design software speaks the language of additive manufacturing for 3D printing. See how the uprising of AR/VR technologies is helping achieve Gap-to-Zero by providing new multi-sensory environment to improve design and making. Walk through software and machine integration scenarios where unstructured manufacturing achieves faster concept to product realization. See examples that illustrates how new process techniques, tools, and design interfaces create innovation in model generation and intelligent machines – at the click of a button.

If you are interested in attending TIECON EAST click here for discounted tickets.

If you are part of a start-up or an entrepreneur, find out more about the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs program, which provides eligible new start-up companies the following benefits:

  • 12-month licenses of SOLIDWORKS products for CAD, simulation, visualization, and more
  • MySolidWorks online training
  • Co-marketing opportunities such as speaking at SOLIDWORKS events and promotion in SOLIDWORKS campaigns and social communities
  • Design guidance from SOLIDWORKS engineers and technical managers
  • Hundreds of white papers, videos, and feature articles with tips and tricks on taking your product to the next level



Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.