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TiE Angels is one of the largest and most active angel groups in Silicon Valley. Part of TiE Silicon Valley, TiE Angels brings together promising early stage companies and exposes them to serial entrepreneurs, high tech executives, and other professional investors.

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Flagship Event

Flagship Event

TiEcon is our annual flagship event and the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs. Each year in May, over 3,000 attendees gather for two days of thought-provoking topics on entrepreneurship, industry trends and opportunities.


The mission of TiE is to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, education, funding, and incubation. With a focus on giving back to the community, Tie’s focus is on generating and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs.


By assisting entrepreneurs, we believe we can empower individuals and create wealth in communities.



Networking Social – Special Guest: Energy Intelligence

Energy Intelligence is a leading energy information company. Their offerings cover analysis and assessments of the energy markets and global macroeconomics drivers and trends.They are noted for thei  … READ MORE




EB5 – US Green Card Through Investment

For prospective investors either living in the USA on different visas or living outside the USA, the EB5 visa route to a US green card via investment is a path to the American dream. Learn about the l  … READ MORE

Networking Social & Startup Presentation

Join us for an evening with local start-ups and networking! In accordance with TiEs commitment to entrepreneurship, we are inviting 3 companies that could use our members commitment not only to inves  … READ MORE


The APPATHON is essentially a hackathon, with a twist!Students using a fast-paced hackathon methodology will be introduced to a global issue on the theme of Health Tech and Education Tech. Students in  … READ MORE

Networking Social & Start-Up Investment Presentation

Join us for a fun evening with local start-ups and networking. This is what TiE is all about!CarTwinFoundedby someTiECharter Members, CarTwin has developed a cloud-based Artificial IntelligenceMachine  … READ MORE

Networking Social

The Rice Business Plan Competition is scheduled for April 7th – April 9th.Every year, TiE Houston mentors teams for the competition as well as gives an investment prize. This year we are mentoring two  … READ MORE




TiEcon 2019 will focus on the hottest areas of innovation including AI/machine learning, security, FinTech, digital health and many more in addition to hosting its flagship tracks on “entrepreneurship How-tos”, youth and women.


Nadir Ali

CEO at Sysorex TiE SV
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Venktesh Shukla

President at TiE Silicon Valley TiE SV
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Vikram Takru

Founder & CEO at KloudGin Inc. TiE SV
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TiE Global Angels Alliance

TiE Global Angels Alliance provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to leverage a large funding base, from various TiE charter members and investors around the world. Startups can tap into the TiE Network as a strong investment group with a history of successful investments.

TiE Women Empowerment Initiative

TiE Global’s All India Road Show on Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship (AIRSWEEE), a joint initiative by TiE Global and the US Department of State, was launched in September 2016 with the goal of empowering women across Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in India.

TiE University Challenge

The TiE University Challenge offers post-graduate university students an opportunity to present their startup ideas, and participate at local and regional TiE Competitions. The winning teams from Asia and Europe have an opportunity to apply to the Rice University’s acclaimed Business Plan Competition, which invests $1.5million and several prizes to the 42 Finalists.