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Celebration of the Stars

  •  14 December, 2019 at 4.00 – 8.00 P.M
  •  Milpitas,CA 95035 USA

“Social Entrepreneurship in Education” A Panel Discussion

  •    2 December, 2018 at 3:00 PM PST
  •    691 South Milpitas Boulevard Milpitas, CA 95035 USA



What is Social Entrepreneurship and what are the opportunities in SE?

Can you be a partner of TNF in solving the problems faced by the under-served in Tamil Nadu?

Find answers to these and other questions on social entrepreneurship during our panel discussion.


PV KANNAN: co-founded [24] in 2000 . He has been leading the revolution to make customer service easy and enjoyable for consumers, from his first company which developed the first generation of email and chat solutions, to now developing a big data predictive analytics platform, creating omnichannel solutions for the web, mobile, chat, social, and speech IVR, and innovating mobile-centric applications.

PRABAKAR SUNDERRAJAN: Prabakar has co-founded and had successful exits in multiple start-ups. Prabakar is Chief Strategist and Co-founder of The Fabric. Prabakar spearheads the technology and strategic elements of The Fabric’s co-creation initiatives, bringing over 30 years of entrepreneurial success to the effort.

PADMAJA SATHYAMOORTHY: In a world full of innovative software, applying technology to solve social problems is Padmaja’s passion. Padmaja is the Technology Director of Skoll Foundation. Padmaja is also a member of the National Coordinating Committee of India Literacy Project (ILP), a non-profit organization working towards 100% literacy in India.

CHOCKALINGAM KARUPPAIAH Ph.D: Co Founder and Director Vetrivel FoundationExecutive with a passion for Energy, Education and Entrepreneurship . EngineeringEnabling free access to quality Tamil educational tools and materials to anyone, anywhere in the world.Completed translating over 2000 Khan Academy videos; Implemented in 30 schools; Benefiting over 5000 students

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July 2015. General Body Meeting

TNF’s 2015 General Body Meeting was organized by the TNF Bay Area Chapter during the 2015 Tamil Vizha and FETNA convention organized by the Bay Area Tamil Manram and FETNA at the City National Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA, from July 2nd to 5th,

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Tamil Entrepreneurs Forum:

June 30. Lakshman Sruthi Charity Fund raising event

Lakshman Sruthi light music program and Kannadhasan Vizha. Organized in association with San Francisco area Bay Area Tamil Manram ( at Livermore Shrine Events Center, 170 Linberg Ave, Livermore, CA. After paying for the local expenses, the Chapter sent $12,792.24 to TNF. TNF reimbursed the light music group for its performance and travel, and pooled the balance amount with 2010 TNF convention (held in Philadelphia) funds to initiate the TNF-ABC project. The project focuses on educating the underprivileged in government schools in Tamil Nadu.

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