Austin has grown exponentially and touts one of the healthiest economies in the country. Our young city is home to over 3,000 startups and is a major hub for innovation. In spite of this, Austin remains lagging when it comes to capital. In fact, Austin startups often have much more stringent criteria when it comes time to do a funding round. TiE is a global entrepreneurial/investor community that is a direct line to that capital. As a conduit to the larger TiE community, TiE Austin is one of the few groups in Texas with access to Silicon Valley and East Coast venture capital, political heads, and over $2 Billion in available funding.
Founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region, TiE’s focus today is mentoring, networking, education, funding and incubation across the globe. TiE is a nonprofit venture devoted to entrepreneurs in all industries, at all stages, from incubation, throughout the entrepreneurial lifecycle. With a global reach and a local focus, the heart of TiE efforts lies in its exceptional members.
Hundreds of members have formed startups while at TiE, and are now charter members giving back to the community. TiE’s ultimate goal is to foster entrepreneurship, creating wealth for both the entrepreneur and local communities. As a result, TiE Global has established an angel group, which works across TiE chapters to identify and invest in startups.
President, Raj Shah
Executive Director, Tejal Sahasrabudhe
TiE connects the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem from early-stage entrepreneurs, serial entrepreneurs, professionals at leading corporations, venture capital, angel investors, and thought leaders, among others. The organization emphasizes the spirit of giving in all aspects of their work.
There are currently 11,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 60 chapters across 17 countries. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.
The foremost and most widely known event that TiE hosts is TiEcon, which is the largest professional and networking conference for entrepreneurs. TiE also hosts a wide range of programs and events catering to various industry verticals, educational events hosted by TiE Institute, TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) program to foster entrepreneurship in our youth, TiE Women’s Forum for empowering women entrepreneurs, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Deal Flow Meetings, and CEO Forum. TiE Austin has monthly meetings as well as various signature events and an annual pitch competition in the Fall.