A not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals, established to support entrepreneurship.
TiE as a concept was born spontaneously when a handful of successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs with roots in Indian subcontinent met by chance in 1992. Out of that meeting came the idea of an organization that would bring together high achievers of the Indus region for the purpose of networking. From this simple concept, TiE has evolved into an active, vibrant organization with the objectives: networking, mentoring entrepreneurs, funding early stage startups, education and incubation. TiE’s mission is to foster and support entrepreneurship.
As a not-for-profit, TiE is chartered by successful, high profile entrepreneurs, corporate executives and senior professionals who are ready, willing and able to give back to their fellow entrepreneurs.
All TiE activities are aimed at these objectives, and include monthly meetings, an annual conference, and other informal, mentoring and networking activities. Over the last few years, TiE has attained critical mass to go forward with events and programs encouraging dialogues around trending technologies. TiEcon 2019, with Start. Connect. and Scale as the theme, attracted 3,500+ people. The conference was sponsored by 29 preeminent institutions that are an integral part of the entrepreneurial process. Their interest and support is a strong validation of TiE’s continued service to the entrepreneurs.
TiE50 awards continue to be a very successful program. There was an application fee of $500 to attract serious companies. This year TiE also launched its TiE50 showcase, where select companies were chosen to present in front of a live audience. TiE50 winners received cloud credit from Google and IBM. For a complete list of TiE50 winners please visit the TiE50 page.
TiE’s annual membership has gone up from 1,400 in 2018 to 1,650 now. TiE Charter Members have increased from 225 (374) in 2018 to 256 (390) in 2019 making TiE Silicon Valley once again the largest chapter. Several young companies have significantly benefited from TiE activities. In many cases, relationships formed at TiE have resulted in TiE members taking on the roles of mentors, advisors, board members, investors, CEO’s, etc. Many of these companies have now advanced to the next stage, and are well on their way to achieving success in the marketplace.
TiE SV brought back TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) program in 2018, with some funding from BNY Mellon. The TYE program is a Global program fostering future generations of entrepreneurs by teaching high school students the rewards and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. TYE is designed to teach high school students entrepreneurship and leadership skills. Honoring the grant agreement, six kids from underserved community were admitted to the program. At TiEcon 2019, TiE SV also had a very popular Youth track and Youth Pavilion at the Expo to encourage young kids and foster business discussions. As a result of such year-round engagement, TiE SV has secured grant commitments for the program.
As a not-for-profit organization, TiE depends on broad participation in its activities by Members and the larger ecosystem. We believe TiE is an effective way to channel energies and ideas of its members for a worthwhile purpose. We invite you to learn more about TiE through the ongoing Programs and Events.
The mission of TiE is to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, education, funding and incubation. With a focus of giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs.
By assisting entrepeneurs, we believe we can empower individuals and create wealth in communities.