Slide Student: Gain the super-power to
become a breed of super humans
called Entrepreneurs

Benefits for Students

  • Gain priceless mentoring from charter members in the TiE Network who are real world entrepreneurs
  • Augments the entrepreneurship curriculum at your university
  • Receive coaching and access to funding sources
  • Have an opportunity for internships with corporations and fast growth companies
  • Participate in a local and global competition to win cash and in-kind prizes
  • Utilize a worldwide network of TiE and TiE-U alumni

Value Proposition

  • Scholarships to attend TiEcon Silicon Valley, the world’s largest entrepreneurship conference (and bootcamps facilitated by world class entrepreneurs)
  • Network with entrepreneurs, investors and VCs 
  • Finalists participate in the TiE University Global Final Competition, for a chance to win prize money of $100,000 in cash and in-kind awards

Past Participants testimonials

  • “TiE University competition has taught me to think critically about starting a business and the kind of resources (both monetary and human) that is needed to take it to the next level. This competition is also a great place to get mentorship and feedback (although sometimes quite honestly brutal) and really vet out your ideas about your startup or potential startup. This was also a great team bonding experience and excellent opportunity to see and hear about what other successful entrepreneurs such as Dr. Jay Yadav, Jeff Sprecher, John Marshall, Alan Dabbiere, and Laurie Ann Goldman have to say about their past failures that has brought them to their triumphs today.”
    – Georgia Tech
  • “I am grateful for the experience I received at the TiE U business plan competition. I started the business as a project in the Coles College of Business entrepreneurship program at Kennesaw State University. I didn’t really expect it to become an actual business. While preparing for the business plan competition, I was able to soft launch the business and test my market. The preparation for the business plan competition helped me see what areas of my business I needed to adjust.  At the competition, I received honest, real world suggestions and critiques by real entrepreneurs that assisted me with restructuring my business and to consider other ways of generating revenue. I implemented everything that was suggested.  As a result, I was able to increase my annual revenues by 150%! Thanks TiE U!”
    – Kennesaw State University
  • “The TiE University Business Plan Competition and TiECON were fun and inspiring for so many reasons!  The competition provided an opportunity to meet with and learn from the experiences of dozens of successful entrepreneurs and to receive valuable feedback from them.  Their advice and perspectives helped our team recognize the key targets we needed to hit and the hidden pitfalls we needed to avoid.  The conference was filled with excellent panel discussions and presentations — stories of entrepreneurs making creative pivots, persevering through hard times, and learning from failures.  TiE has cultivated a community and a mentorship network that are great assets to entrepreneurs, and I am grateful to be a part of it!”
    – John Kearney, Team CardioVision, Georgia Tech
  • Video Testimonial: 
    Kennesaw State University

TiE University Pitch 2020 Semi-final and Final promo

TiE University Pitch 2020 Semi-final and Final promo