IIT Entrepreneur Advisor Network

(IITEAN)

Our Mission

Provide a platform for alums and others to apply their talent and experience to help and support entrepreneurial activity, build connections and provide educational opportunities for the benefit of all.

Who are we?

Indian Institute(s) of Technology (IITs) are considered to be among the premier engineering and technology institutes in the world. The success of alumni from IITs not only highlights the technological potential of India, but also enhances the reputation of our alma mater. Several notable alumni include Sundar Pichai (CEO of Google), Arvind Krishna (CEO of IBM), Narayana Murthy (Founder of Infosys), Vinod Khosla (Founder of Sun Microsystems and Khosla Ventures), Krish Prabhu (Former CEO of Alcatel Inc.), and Desh Deshpande (Founder of Sycamore Networks, Tejas Networks and life member of MIT Corporation). 

IIT Alumni Association of North Texas (IITNT), a 501C(3) org., represents over 1000 alumni in the DFW metroplex who hold leadership positions in public and private companies, universities, and local government. Our members are also entrepreneurs and business owners. IITNT serves both the alumni and the community through educational, networking and social events. 

IITNT engages in the local community by participating in non-profit organizations, independent business associations, education and entrepreneurship. 

What is IITEAN?

The advisors and investors of IITEAN will engage with Angel Networks, Incubators, VCs and Investors (partners) by bringing new deals, selecting and developing business ideas for partner adoption, investing in partner funds and offering mentoring talent. 

Our process has been to seek, nurture and achieve tangible results. We will seek ideas, startups and existing companies and nurture them through Events and Workshops. We  bring experts to speak and coach, add new mentoring talent and further develop that talent, continually engage with businesses to shape and pivot them and connect with customers and investors to improve the viability of the business idea, if appropriate help progress the startup for adoption by our partners, connect with investors, perhaps help generate first revenue and in some cases, if the business is not viable, assist in sunsetting the idea.

Participation and membership in IITEAN is open to all and not just IIT alumni.

IITNT/IITEAN Disclaimers

IITNT is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity.  IITNT and its Entrepreneur Advisor Network (IITEAN) program are intended solely to provide informational, educational, and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs.  Participation in any program or activity of IITNT does not create a partnership, agency, fiduciary, employment, joint venture or other legally binding relationship.  

IITNT (or its IITEAN program) does not invest, solicit investments, or recommend investments to any participants in their programs. All investments are speculative in nature and involve substantial risk of loss.  The decisions to invest are at the sole discretion of the participants based on the participants’ own investigations.  IITNT encourages participants in our programs to seek advice from your personal professional investment advisors and legal counsel prior to making an investment.  IITNT does not owe any fiduciary duties to participants.

The information contained on this website (or flyer, brochure, handout, etc.)  is not intended to replace legal, financial or other professional advice. You should not rely on any information on this website {or flyer, brochure, handout, etc.} or otherwise provided by IITNT as legal, financial, or other professional advice. IITNT is not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from your reliance on any information provided by IITNT on this website or other through media. 

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