TiE Institute, the dedicated program of TiE Silicon Valley to educate the next generation of Entrepreneurs, brings you a Mini MBA in Entrepreneurship, a 6 weeks instructor-led and self-paced virtual certification program, led by Silicon-Valley based instructors who are serial entrepreneurs and adjunct professors at UC Berkeley and Northeastern University.


6 Weeks I 6 Sessions I Instructor-led I Interactive Zoom Sessions I Led by Silicon-Valley serial entrepreneurs & professors at UC Berkeley and Northeastern University


The program is geared towards early-stage entrepreneurs, who are looking for instructional, practical real-world learning as well as interactive sessions with fellow members. This program will prepare you to start right on your journey and prepare you to create your pitch to raise funding.


Led by Entrepreneurs

Learn from experienced entrepreneurs so that you can avoid some of the mistakes on your entrepreneur journey. This is why we call this For Entrepreneurs By Entrepreneurs!

Seek Solutions

Bring your business problems and get answers from the TiE faculty

Experienced Faculty

Learn from adjunct faculty members who have coached hundreds of students many of whom have gone on to start successful companies.

Propel Entrepreneurial Growth

Learn about tools, techniques, methodology, and guidance needed to propel entrepreneurial growth.


Network with fellow entrepreneurs and members of the TiE ecosystem.

Certificate of Completion

Receive a certificate of completion from TiE Silicon Valley

Get an e-copy of 6 books on entrepreneurship authored by Naeem Zafar.



Program Details

Date: October 2022 to November 2022

Day: Every Wednesday of every month

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST |  8:30 AM – 10:30 AM IST

Format: Virtual (6 instructed-led session)

Hybrid module: Participants are expected to complete the self-paced video assignments for the instructor led virtual sessions


October 5th

Conducting Market Research

Develop a comprehensive understanding to test product viability using sophisticated business models to inexpensive ways

October 26th

Go-to-Market Plans, Get Marketing Engine Started

Formulate marketing plans to create an engine for lead generation that will help you scale

October 12th

Team – Dividing Equity, Hiring, Conflict Management, and Culture

Learn  steps needed to nurture the most valuable asset of any startup – “the people”

November 2th

Building a Financial Model

Understand unit economics, estimate your financing need and build

October 19th

Go-to-Market – Starting The Sales Engine

Lay the groundwork to get the crucial  momentum of at the initial sales

November 9th

How to be Investor-ready

Pointers to fine-tune presentation to grab investor’s attention


Prices for a “Startup Founding Team” up to 3 members

TiE Silicon Valley Member: $99 Early Bird ($149 after September 24th

Select the above option if you are a member of the TiE Silicon Valley chapter, to know more about the benefits of TiE SV membership click here.

TiE Member: $149 Early Bird ($199 after September 24th)

Select the above option if you are a member of any of the 59+ global chapters, to know more about the TiE chapters near you click here.

TiE Non-Member: $249 Early Bird ($299 after September 24th)

Select the above option if you are not affiliated with TiE. You can become a TiE SV member at $150 and get access to year-round engagement with the TiE SV chapter. To become a TiE SV member, click here.



Naeem is a seasoned executive who has led several high-tech businesses as the CEO and guided dozens as a Board member or an advisor. Naeem has taught entrepreneurship and innovation at several leading universities including UC Berkeley, Brown University, SCET, Fung Institute of Engineering Leadership, and Northeastern University. Naeem’s specialties include raising capital for startups, corporate strategy, product positioning, marketing, business development as well as M&A.


Paul is a successful entrepreneur and a founder of multiple startups and now is an advisor to many software startups. Having worked as the head of marketing for many B2B startups in their $0-$50M journey, he brings in a unique experience to scale marketing and sales while keeping acquisition costs low. He also teaches “Sales and Marketing for Entrepreneurs” courses at Northeastern University and the University of California, Berkeley.


“ TiE mini MBA program is a good refresher for Founders who lack time to go through other accelerator programs”

“I was lucky to have been part of this Mini MBA. Great content delivered by professional lecturers equipped with passion and patience to offer advice and answer all questions.”

“This is one of the best programs I have attended. This 10 hours of teaching is equivalent to multiple years of experience.”


Contact us

For any questions regarding the program, please email [email protected].