TiE Signature Programs

TiE Angels

TiE Angels is a Silicon Valley flagship program and a TiE initiative that has invested close to $1.5M in the last year. The mission of TiE Angels is to support top-tier emerging companies with early stage investment and support. TiE Global Angels North America, with about 10 chapters in the USA, is now well established with TiE Angels SV playing a leadership role along with other chapters.
Since its inception in 2010, TiE Angels Silicon Valley, with 125+ angel investors, has invested over $13.8Million USD in more than 75 start-ups. TiE Angels was launched as a signature program of TiE to support promising early stage companies with angel funding and introduce them to serial entrepreneurs, high tech executives, and other professional investors. TiE Angels and its 400+ active members leverage TiE’s global network of over 57 chapters around the world to help portfolio companies meet the challenges of scaling into successful enterprises. This has led to many successful investments by TiE Angels. Some of these companies have successful exits as well as follow-on funding (series A, B, C).

TiE Institute

TiE Institute programming is geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs who are looking for instructional, practical, and 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 to a point where they can participate in programs such as TiE Angels and receive that first round of funding to move their vision forward. Under these series of events, we work with our sponsors from law firms, venture capitalists, accounting firms, banks, etc. to incorporate sessions for entrepreneurs to get IPO ready.

TiE Golden Globe

A brand new TiE Silicon Valley series that brings the best, brightest, and most inspiring speakers to discuss trending and disruptive technologies. Golden Globe brings the brightest stars from the newest realms of technology together in an interactive conversation. Past speakers have included: Aparna Dhinakaran (Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Arize AI), Akash Nigam (Founder & CEO of Genies), and Shivani Mitra (Co-Founder, Director, and Curator of the Museum of Crypto Art).


TiEcon is the world’s largest technology conference designed by Silicon Valley leaders for entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and investors. The yearly flagship conference consists of cutting edge technology tracks and entrepreneurial programs. Some past speakers have included world-renowned figures and recognized leaders in business and technology. Past TiEcon speakers include Dr. Albert Bourla (Pfizer), Cristiano Amon (Qualcomm), Arianna Huffington (Thrive), Vivek Ranadive (Sacramento Kings), Randi Zuckerberg (HUG), Ratan Tata (Tata Trusts), Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo), Reed Hastings (Netflix), Elon Musk (Tesla, PayPal, SpaceX), Larry Page & Eric Schmidt (Google), Daniel O’ Day (Gilead Sciences), Eric Yuan (Zoom), Peter Thiel (Palantir, Paypal) Meg Whitman (HP, eBay) Satya Nadella & Steve Ballmer (Microsoft), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Nikesh Arora (Palo Alto Networks), Marissa Mayer (Yahoo), John Chambers (Cisco), and Larry Ellison (Oracle).

My Story

TiE SV’s program “My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur” celebrates entrepreneurship and brings 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 learned, mistakes they wish they had avoided, and key decisions that helped make their venture successful. Audience questions are welcomed at the end of each session.

TYE Academy

TIE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) is a global program dedicated to fostering future generations of industry leaders by teaching high school students the rewards and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. 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 goal is to prepare them for a project based college environment as well as an increasingly entrepreneurial workplace.
TYE Academy program, spanning 6 months, provides hands-on training. Students learn the various stages of product development from ideation all the way to launching a product. Sessions include developing an entrepreneurial mindset, leadership, communication, public speaking, and team-building skills.

Mini MBA in Entrepreneurship

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 week 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.

TiE University

TiE University is a program with the objective of fostering entrepreneurship among college and university students. It brings together college students, entrepreneurs, investors, and institutions on one common platform and facilitates learning. It is a comprehensive ecosystem of stakeholders from the entrepreneurial ecosystem which works on enabling campus ideas to transform into viable businesses.