TiE University 2022-2023


TiE University is the college-age sister program to TiE Houston Young Entrepreneurs (TiE) High School. Like TiE High School, TiE University is empowering our university students to become the next generation of entrepreneurs by educating, mentoring, and inspiring university students to plan and take intelligent risks in starting a business.

Program Format

TiE University has developed into an award-winning program that combines university entrepreneurs with successful business leaders across Houston to perfect their pitches, develop their products or service and provide a holistic approach to their startups. The teams go through a qualifying round in March. The final teams compete for cash prizes at TiE Finals, a pitch competition held every April. The winning team then goes on to the TiE University Global Pitchfest 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.

2022 – 2023 TiE University Program

  1. 2022-23 TiE University Nomination Form – Due 2/28/2023
  2. Business Plan and Model Canvas
    1. Business Model Canvas
      Due 3/20/2023
    2. Business Plan Summary
      Due 3/20/2023
  3. Practice Round – 3/25/2023
  4. TiE Houston Finals – 3/31/2023 (rain date – 4/1/23)
  5. TiE Global Pitchfest, Silicon Valley– May 2023

TiE University Chairs

  • Mr. Ravi Brahmbhatt (Chair) – ravi.brahmbhatt@hccs.edu
  • Ms. Vinita Gupta (Co-Chair)

For questions or additional info, email admin@houston.tie.org

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