The Mission of TYE Silicon Valley program is to


To develop an entrepreneurial mindset


To find a way to pursue passions


To community that accelerates the journey

Registrations for
TYE High School Academy 2021-22 is now open

TYE High School Academy

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) is a global program based on experiential learning that is geared specifically towards high school students. The goal is to prepare them for a project-based college environment as well as an increasingly entrepreneurial workplace. TYE is an “Entrepreneurship Academy,” where student teams utilize modern skills and tools to build a concept using customer feedback, iteration, and lightweight business models.

The curriculum is designed by UC Berkeley professors and taught by several well known speakers in Silicon Valley.

Students will learn from industry experts about the various stages of entrepreneurship. From product ideation, proof of concept, team building, all the way to product launch & pitching.

Sessions include- developing an entrepreneurial mindset, leadership, communication, public speaking, and team-building skills.

Winning teams compete at the global level for cash prizes.

Benefits of the TYE Program

TYE is dedicated to fostering future generations of industry leaders by teaching high school students the rewards and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. The focus of this academy is also on building a community and creating the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Each TiE Young Entrepreneur will have the opportunity to:

  • Build a real startup with a team

  • Participate in a rigorous business curriculum proven over 10+ years

  • Develop confidence and leadership skills

  • Learn directly from startup founders and industry experts

  • Collaborate with other students

  • Participate in professional development workshops around networking, professional correspondence, interviewing skills, LinkedIn, etc.

  • Compete for $5k in seed funding

  • The opportunity to represent Silicon Valley at the TYE Global Competition for cash prizes and awards

  • Mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs

  • Curriculum developed by a Berkeley Professor of Entrepreneurship

  • Get one year free membership to TiE Silicon Valley

  • Attend TiE Silicon Valley’s flagship conference TiEcon for free

Session Details

Time: 11:00 AM – 02:30 PM PST
Venue: Virtual
Dates: Oct 24, 2021 – Feb 27, 2022
When: Every Alternate Sunday
Tuition: $349 for TiE Members and $399 for Non-Members for 10 sessions spanning 4.5 months
*Local Pitchfest held in March 2022

Registrations for
TYE High School Academy 2021-22 is now open

Program Chairs

Reena Gupta

Srini Madala

TYE Alum in the News

Our TYE 2019-2020 Alum Vishal Yatish has launched a student run Podcast–On The Rise, which aims to inspire and cultivate the next generation of leaders. In 15-20 minute interviews, he speaks with top-tier founders and innovators about their journeys and motivations, finding out how they became successful and what aspiring leaders can do to maximize their potential and change the world.

Rishabh Bhavani, our 2020-2021 Alum is the Founder & CEO of KARMANT Learning. He was selected to be a keynote speaker at the Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL) conference, a global conference in the field of education to speak on the topic “Balanced Human Development at an Early Age” (

He was also nominated by the GFEL organizers and received the Excellence in Education Award.

TYE Silicon Valley in the News

For information about TYE programs,
Please Contact - Vani Suresh