Congratulations to our Top Ten Finalists
Appdrop, Inc., Georgetown
Early Intervention Systems, Inc., Georgetown
Ichosia Biotechnology, Inc., GWU
Kits to Heart, Georgetown
MassApply, VA Tech
STG Vision, William and Mary
Tandemly, VA Tech
Transfoam, LLC, UVA
TruTriage, American University and Columbia University
TiE DC University program was launched to empower university and college students and recent graduates from 2019 and 2020 to become the next generation of entrepreneurs by educating, mentoring and inspiring them to plan and take intelligent risks in starting a business.
Program Format (Virtual)
TiE University has developed into an award-winning 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 onto compete for cash prizes at TiE Finals, a pitch competition held in April. The 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 closed
Enrollment now closed
2020 – 2021 TiE DC University Program Schedule
|Screening of Applications||4/1/2021 – 4/10/2021|
|Educational Mentor Session #1:
Why perspectives matter in team building
|Educational Mentor Session #2:
Know Your Customers – Know Your Marketing
|Educational Mentor Session #3:
How to make a successful exit
|Educational Mentor Session #4:
Navigating start-up process
|Educational Mentor Session #5:
|Announcement of Selected Participants||4/15/2021|
|Group Mentoring/Coaching for top 10 teams||4/15/2021 – 4/25/2021|
|Participation in TiE DC Scale-Up Workshop||4/28/2021 – 4/29/2021|
|TiE DC Pitch Fest Competition||5/1/2021
(Saturday from 3 to 6 pm EST)
|Mentor Sessions for Top Team||5/2/21 – 5/15/21|
|TiE University Global Finals||5/15/21|
|TiE University Team|
|Ravi Puli||Chair & Board Member of TiE DC|
|Prof. Mahesh Joshi||Co-Chair & Board Member of TiE DC|
|Rajesh Rai||Member & Board Member of TiE DC|
|Sumeet Shrivastava||Member & Board Member of TiE DC|
|Smita Siddhanti||Member & Board Member of TiE DC|
|Shiva Thirumazhusai||Member & Board Member of TiE DC|
|Srini Bayireddy||Member & Board Member of TiE DC|
|TiE DC University Advisory Team|
|Sheela Murthy||President and Founder at Murthy Law Firm, TiE DC Past President|
|Paul Singh||Founder & CEO at Rezon8 Capital & Advisory Group LLC, TiE DC Past President|
|Ashish Khot||CEO, TechnoMile|
|Ashit Talukder||Head of AI/ML at Moodys / CTO at US-DOL /Program Dir. Data Science (NIST)|
|TiE DC University Volunteers|
Who can attend:
All University Students / College Students and graduates from 2019 and 2020.
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.
- Financial guidance.
- Cash and in-kind prizes for winning teams.
- FREE TiE DC Annual Membership ( 1 Year).
How many can be in the team:
1 or more students / graduates.
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