TiE Boston Announces Emcees and Entertainment Lineup at Annual Gala on Dec. 2, 2022

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BOSTON (November 29, 2022)—TiE Boston, one of the region’s largest and leading organizations supporting the Massachusetts business ecosystem connecting entrepreneurs, executives and venture capitalists, today announced its five-star lineup of animators, entertainers and artists. at its annual gala on December 2, 2022 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, featuring emcees Aditi Taylor and Shirish Nimgaonkar; Boston Bollywood and CONcept ARTists dance companies; and Kashish as a live band.

“We are excited to bring such a great lineup of artists and performers to the gala,” said TiE Boston President Yash Shah. “It will be an unforgettable event recognizing the achievements of outstanding entrepreneurs in Boston with awards for 2022, a brilliant presentation by David Friend and entertainment filled with music, dance and celebration.”


Additi Taylor
Additi Taylor

Aditi Taylor: Aditi Taylor has been very active in the New England community serving in leadership roles for various community organizations, including as president of the New England Marathi Mandal and the India Association of Greater Boston. She has been widely recognized in various forums for her leadership and contributions to the community. She served on the board of directors of Tech Goes Home (TGH), a non-profit organization working to bridge the digital divide. On the artistic front, Aditi has also directed several theater productions. On the professional side, Aditi Taylor is a senior vice president at MFS Investment Management overseeing trade support and broker relations. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Boston University. MET Aditi holds an MBA from Bentley University, MA and a BA in Economics from the University of Mumbai, India.

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Shirish Nimgaonkar
Shirish Nimgaonkar

Shirish Nimgaonkar: Shirish Nimgaonkar will conceptualize and coordinate the entertainment for the evening, Shirish is a technology entrepreneur and a musician. He is also the founder of the music band “Kashish”, a classically trained composer and singer, performing extensively in the US and India with various professional musicians (including Berklee College of Music). It has enabled fundraising for various non-profit organizations such as AIF, CRY and TiE. On the professional side, Shirish is a technology entrepreneur and runs 2 predictive automation software companies with several Fortune 1000 companies as clients. He serves on the board of TiE Boston and has mentored several startups through the ScaleUp program. He holds a B. Tech from IIT Bombay, an MS from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Boston Bollywood
Boston Bollywood

Boston Bollywood: Founded in 2016, Boston Bollywood has performed over 140 acts to sold-out audiences and hosted film and dance industry luminaries such as Farah Khan, Jainil Mehta and Himanshiu Dulani. It aims to spread the love of South Asian culture in the New England area and beyond. Boston Bollywood offers dance instruction to adult dancers, including wedding dances, workshops and performance opportunities. The dances to be performed at the TiE gala will be a combination of routines that were performed at World of Dance Boston 2022 and routines that were performed in Boston. Boston Bollywood Season 10. They are representative of the diversity in South Asian culture.

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ARTISTS CONCEPTS: The CONcept ARTists, also known as ConArt, debuted in 2011 and for years have been performing throughout the Northeast, sharing their multitude of styles and flavors. In 2016, ConArt hosted its first self-produced showcase, Concentrate On The ARTistry, and has since grown it into an annual celebration of New England’s dance and recording artists. Always with more on the horizon, ConArt continues to build on its legacy of offering high-quality performances, instruction and creative services.


Vocals by Kashish
From left to right: Neha Varma, Shirish Nimgaonkar, Arina Bagaryakovais
  • Cashish: Founded by musicians trained in Indian and Western classical music, the members of Kashish have performed extensively in the United States, Europe and India. Kashish includes performing musicians from Berklee College of Music with experience in different musical genres. The group members also share a deep passion for social causes. His music transcends the boundaries of cultures, generations and time. For the gala Kashish will perform energizing Indian and English dance tunes.
    • Neha Varma trained in Indian classical and western music and has performed extensively in the United States and India. She has appeared among the top 5 finalists in a reality show, an Indian version of American Idol and has also recorded songs in several Indian languages. On the professional side, she has a background in public health research and is an epidemiologist at Harvard Medical School, working on data analysis for clinical trials focused on infectious disease research.
    • Shirish Nimgaonkar is the founder of the music band “Kashish”, he is a classically trained composer and singer. Shirish earned a BA in Indian Classical Music and was the winner of the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Competition (similar to American Idol) in the Northeastern United States. He has performed extensively in the United States and India with various professional musicians (including from Berklee College of Music) and has raised funds for various non-profit organizations. On the professional side, Shirish is a technology entrepreneur and runs 2 predictive automation software companies. He serves on the board of TiE Boston and has mentored several startups through the ScaleUp program. He is also a competitive sailor and enjoys mixing cocktails.
    • Arina Bagaryakovais vocalist, poet and composer from Russia and currently at Berklee College of Music. Their sound can be described as a mixture of Russian folk music, jazz and pop. She has performed extensively in Europe and the United States and in competitive television productions, including “The Voice” Season 7 and “Junior Eurovision Song Contest” 2013. Currently, Arina is cultivating an original project that would include her own music written in both Russian and english .
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The dress code for the evening is formal wear, Black Tie optional or India Formal. Parking will be in the Prudential Center garage, and the preferred entrance to the garage is from Dalton Street.


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