Congratulations to the Winners of the TiE DC Pitch Fest Competition Finals

TiE DC University program empowers university and college students and recent graduates from 2021 and 2022.

Our Program assists in creation of the next generation of entrepreneurs by educating, mentoring and inspiring them to plan and take intelligent risks in starting a business.

Our Virtual Program Format- Insightful Sessions

TiE DC University has developed into an inspiring program that brings together university entrepreneurs with successful business leaders across the Washington, D.C. area to perfect their pitch, develop their product or service and provide a holistic approach to their startup. The teams go through a qualifying round in February. The final teams then go on to compete for cash prizes at TiE DC Finals, a pitch competition held in April. The TiE DC winning team then goes on to the TiE University Global Pitch Fest Competition held in Silicon Valley in May to compete with other TiE University teams from around the globe. The event is held during TiECON Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, California.

Submissions now open
Enrollment closes soon (Feb 15, 2022)

2022 TiE DC University Program Schedule

Program Date
Deadline Extension February 15, 2022
Screening of Applications 02/15/2022 – 02/24/2022
Announcement of Selected Participants 02/25/2022
Educational Mentor Session #1: (Virtual via Zoom )
Why Perspectives Matter in Team Building
Educational Mentor Session #2: (Virtual via Zoom)
Know Your Customers – Know Your Marketing
Educational Mentor Session #3: (Virtual via Zoom)
How to Make a Successful Exit
Educational Mentor Session #4: (Virtual via Zoom)
Navigating Start-Up Process
Educational Mentor Session #5: (Virtual via Zoom)
Presentation Skills
Educational Mentor Session #6: (Virtual via Zoom)
TiE DC Pitch Fest Competition (Virtual via Zoom) April 02, 2022
(Saturday from 3 to 5 PM EST)
Participation in TiE DC Scale-Up Workshop TBD
Mentoring / Coaching Sessions for Winning Team 5/2/22 – 5/15/22
TiE University Global Finals 5/15/22
TiE DC University Organizing Team
Ravi Puli Chair & Board Member of TiE DC
Prof. Mahesh Joshi Co-Chair & Board Member of TiE DC
Raj Patil Member & Board Member of TiE DC
Sumeet Shrivastava Member & Board Member of TiE DC
Juhi Naithani Member & Board Member of TiE DC
Sri Vasireddy Member & Sponsor
Srini Bayireddy Board Member of TiE DC & Sponsor
Rajesh Rai Member & Board Member of TiE DC
Trushant Mehta Member & Sponsor

TiE DC University Volunteers
 Sukhman Singh, Donna Mathew
Who can attend:
All University Students / College Students and graduates from 2021 and 2022.
What is the cost?
There is NO cost to students / universities / colleges, it is a completely FREE program offered by TiE DC University Program.
Benefits of the program:
  • FREE mentoring/coaching by successful real-world entrepreneurs.
  • Fund Raising Guidance.
  • Cash, Grant, and in-kind prizes for winning teams.
  • FREE TiE DC Annual Membership (1 Year).
  • Internship Opportunities.
How many can be in the team:
1 or more students / graduates.

For questions or additional info:

For TiE Global University Program!

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor


Logo Sponsor
Karsun Solutions

Other Partners

1st Prize

Murthy Nayak Foundation

2nd Prize


Special Prize focused on how to do business with “Local- State-Federal Government”

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Krishan Shah

TiE DC was a amazing experience from beginning to end. One of the most unique parts about TiE DC is that was the specific mentoring they provided. So many people went out of there way to help us prepare and practice for our pitch. Not only has TiE DC prepared us for the global competition, TiE DC matches us up with industry experts to further develop our business as w whole beyond the competition. I look forward to working with TiE DC as we both continue to grow our organizations.

TiE Global was a virtual experience unlike any other. The amount of passion and drive to help young entrepreneurs is unbelievable. We had so much fun pitching and networking throughout the weekend with some amazing startups, investors, and experts. As we continue on our entrepreneurial journey, TiE Global will be an amazing community to work with.

Alec Brewer

“I really enjoyed the program – I feel that we are well supported and encouraged by the TiE family and that we were up against a highly-competitive and innovative group. our prize will likely go towards helping pay a student intern this Summer or joining a trade organization or two to further our growth horizons.”