Co-Founder & Chair of the IndUS Setu Global Foundation
Priya Tandon, a Silicon Valley based entrepreneur, is the Co-Founder & Chair of the IndUS Setu Global Foundation. Setu has successfully hosted and catalyzed nonpartisan dialog amongst global leaders addressing political, economic, trade and commerce issues.
Setu has been engaged for the past twenty-seven years in building bridges, between the oldest and the largest democracies, USA and India, respectively, and their allies, Australia, Israel, Japan, UAE etc. to catalyze entrepreneurial economy in, innovation, STEAM, energy, healthcare, with inclusion of women and their empowerment, towards building a stronger global village, for all, especially for the underprivileged.
IndUS Setu Global Foundation recently launched its webinar series called “AtmaNirbharBharat’ in association with the Indian Consulate in San Francisco to further the global cause of economic partnership resulting in a win-win for both US and India.
Priya collaborated with President Mikhail Gorbachev’s State of the World Forum. She participated in Senator Warren’s congressional delegation to India, focusing on healthcare platform. She is on several boards. She is Special Advisor to Bay Area Council’s India Focus, prestigious think tank in Bay Area, focusing on renewable energy, healthcare, infrastructure and empowering women in leadership, technology, STEAM and entrepreneurship. She is on board of San Francisco Bangalore Sister City Initiative and co-sponsored its Silicon Valley- Delhi “Healthcare/IT Entrepreneurship & Women Empowerment” Mayoral delegation to India from San Francisco and co chaired its National Briefing.
She is committed to entrepreneurship and women empowerment and has been a prolific speaker for both. Amongst her many speaking engagements, she spoke at Karnataka Innovation Summit, was delegate and speaker for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, was speaker at GES Turkey, both were hosted by the US State Department, she was moderator for the panel at Stanford University on the topic of
“The Role Silicon Valley Plays in Start Ups”, was speaker at Stanford University, for Partnership between Silicon Valley, Israel and India, was speaker at PBD, Haryana, for gender empowerment. She was a speaker at USA-India science and technology hosted by US Embassy in Delhi, and spoke on women empowerment, was speaker for Dell’s Global Gender Empowerment, DWEN.
She led business delegations to Israel, has participated in women entrepreneurial focus in Dubai. In January 2020, as a delegate member of Lt Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis’ delegation to India, focused on Women Empowerment.
She was honored by Bharat Nirman award from the Maharashtra Government for promoting entrepreneurship amongst women and for gender empowerment.
Selected Speaking Engagements
Priya has spoken on entrepreneurship, Indo-USA-Israel opportunities, and gender empowerment.
Selected Speaking Roles:
December 2017 Speaker, Global Entrepreneurship Summit, GES, Hyderabad Healthcare and entrepreneurship
November 2017 Speaker, Road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit, GES, Hyderabad Silicon Valley’s model of innovation & Entrepreneurship
October 2016 Speaker in Stanford University, Partnership between Silicon Valley, Stanford University Israel and India
February 2016 Speaker, PBD, Haryana, India, gender empowerment Haryana
December 2016 Speaker, Karnataka, Innovation Summit, Investments Bengaluru
December 2015 Speaker, USA-India science and technology and women Delhi empowerment, hosted by US Embassy in Delhi
April 2013 Speaker on Partnership between USA, Israel and India, hosted by Silicon Valley TiE Global
June 2012 Speaker for Dell’s Global Gender Empowerment, DWEN