TiE Silicon Valley fosters the next generation of entrepreneurs through a number of programs guided by our successful members


TiE Angels is an angel investment group formed by Charter Members of TiE Silicon Valley. The mission of TiE Angels is to support top-tier emerging companies with early stage investment and support. TiE Angels have already made investments in 45+ companies.

TiE50 is TiE Silicon Valley’s premier annual awards program keenly contested by thousands of early to mid-stage startups worldwide. Participating technology startups benefit from significant exposure to venture capitalists, angels, and corporate executives.

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 communities 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.

Mentorship is at the very foundation of TiE. Whether you are a novice entrepreneur or a wannabe entrepreneur looking to validate your idea, you have the opportunity to get mentored on a one-on-one basis with some of the very best in the business. All our Mentors are highly accomplished entrepreneurs / professionals.

As part of DEI efforts in TiE Silicon Valley, we are proud to present journeys of Entrepreneurs, Funders and Intrapreuners. We will hear the technology innovation championed by various minority groups and individuals.

“My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur” to celebrate entrepreneurship and bring stories from successful entrepreneurs in their own words that are both inspiring and educational. The invited speaker(s) share their entrepreneurial journey and talk about lessons learnt, mistakes they wish they avoided and key decisions that helped make their venture successful.

Our TiE Institute programming is geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs, who are looking for instructional, practical real-world learning as well as interactive sessions with fellow members of the TiE community. These can be entrepreneurs with a simple idea to those with a developed product who haven’t raised funding yet.

The goal of TiE Institute is to nurture these early-stage entrepreneurs toward getting to a point where they can participate in programs such as TiE Angels, and (we hope!) receive that first round of funding to move their vision forward. Under these series of events, we work with some of our sponsors from law firms, venture capitalists, accounting firms, banks, etc., to incorporate sessions for entrepreneurs to get IPO ready.

Our Charter Members get to engage and meet with other fellow Charter Members throughout the year with a series of programs and events ranging from socials, business networking meetings, outings for plays, movies, global retreats, holiday parties and many more fun stuff.