TiE Silicon Valley is a nonprofit association dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in the Bay Area as well as globally. TiE strives to inspire entrepreneurs through mentoring, networking, education, incubating, and funding programs and activities. With nearly 50 events held each year, TiE brings together the entrepreneurial community to learn from local leaders as well as each other. Events include the popular My Story series, in which an entrepreneur tells his or her story, classes, and regular monthly events covering topics such as Big Data, Internet of Things, healthcare, leadership, and more. TiE’s biggest event each year is TiEcon, which is held in the spring at the Santa Clara Convention Center. TiEcon attracts business professionals and startup employees alike with its keynote speakers, educational tracks, and networking opportunities. Entrepreneurs can enroll in TiE’s programs in order to receive mentorship from our successful charter members, compete for angel funding, talk one-on-one with venture capitalists, and more.