TiE University


TiE University is the college-age sister program to TiE Houston Young Entrepreneurs (TiE) High School. Just 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 brings together university entrepreneurs with successful business leaders across Houston 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 March. The final teams then go onto 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.

2020 – 2021 TiE University Program

  1. 2020 TiE University Nomination Form – Due 2/25/21
  2. Q7 Concept Form –Due 3/1/2021
  3. Business Plan and Model Canvas
    1. Business Model Canvas –
      Due 3/11/2021
    2. Business Plan Summary –
      Due 3/12/2021
  4. Practice Round – 3/12/2021
  5. TiE Houston Finals – 4/17/21
  6. TiE Global Pitchfest, Silicon Valley– May 2021

TiE University Co-Chairs

  • Ravi Brahmbhatt
  • Vinita Gupta
  • Amy Henry

For questions or additional info, email [email protected]

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