TiE Chennai is an active chapter with 175+ Charter Members and over 600 Associate Members. Based out of the South Indian city of Chennai, this chapter seeks to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship both within the city as well as the larger state of Tamil Nadu. Through independent events as well as partnerships, the chapter holds multiple events every month, looking to inspire, mentor and educate local entrepreneurs. Charter members, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, Venture capitalists and Government representatives often collaborate to present success stories and business opportunities as well as know-how on raising capital, networking, etc .TiE Chennai has been one of the top performing chapters globally since 2014. This recognition stands testimony to the consistent high performance of the chapter across parameters including regular high quality events and membership growth.

  1. PitchFest: This is an annual event that is conducted as part of TiECON Chennai that looks to enable entrepreneurs to ‘pitch’ their business plan to avail mentoring and funding. This event sees the active involvement of our Charter Members in the process of screening and mentoring select applicants. Over the years, PitchFest has seen a wide range of applicants, from a ten year old girl to established entrepreneurs wanting to try their hand at something new         
  2. Monthly Feature Events: These events feature guest speakers from the field and/or panel discussions on pre-decided subjects and are open to all our members as well as guests 
  3. Networking Events: This multi-format monthly series focuses on members meeting each other on a common platform to discuss their business domains while also meeting new members regularly     
  4. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) : Multiple SIG sessions are conducted by various groups on a regular basis, allowing the exploration of subjects ranging from the legality of running a business and technology solutions for start-ups to current entrepreneurial trends and social entrepreneurship opportunities

    TiE Chennai’s SIGs include

    1. Startup
    2. Technology
    3. Healthcare
    4. Social Entrepreneurship
    5. Creative

TiECON Chennai is TiE Chennai’s most important event and is held towards the end of every year. The regularly and assured quality of this conference has ensured that it is on the calendar of business leaders, bankers, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs veteran, emerging and aspiring alike as well as students and members of the public

TiE Chennai regularly hosts events in collaboration with other organization in its mission to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship. The chapters partners include The Chennai Angels, Keiretsu Forum, VC Circle, MMA, CII, AWS, Nasscom, Startup Grind, Tech Story, Headstart, etc.

Goals & Objectives

TiE Global is a nonprofit venture devoted to entrepreneurs in all industries, at all stages, from incubation, throughout the entrepreneurial lifecycle. With a global reach and a local focus, the heart of TiE efforts lies in its five foundational programs, – Mentoring, Networking, Education, Funding, and Incubation.

Several members have formed startups while at TiE, and are now charter members giving back to the community. TiE’s ultimate goal is to foster entrepreneurship, creating wealth for both the entrepreneur and the local communities.

About TiE Global

Since 1992. TiE has been supporting entrepreneurs by offering education, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities. The mission of TiE is to foster entrepreneurship globally through the 5 pillars of TiE : mentoring, networking and education, funding and incubation. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community. TiE’s focus area is to generate enable the next generation of entrepreneurs.

TiE Global is the largest non-profit organization and has amazing networking effect. TiE connects the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem from early stage entrepreneurs, serial entrepreneurs, professionals at leading corporations, venture capital, angel investors, thought leaders among others. The organization emphasizes the spirit of giving in all aspects of their work.

There are currently 11,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 60 chapters across 17 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.

The foremost and most widely known event that TiE hosts is TiEcon, which is the largest professional and networking conference for entrepreneurs. TiE also hosts a wide range of programs events catering to various industry verticals, educational events hosted by TiE Institute, TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) program to foster entrepreneurship in our youth, and TiE Women’s Forum for empowering women entrepreneurs.

Besides its flagship event, TiECon – the largest professional conference for entrepreneurs, TiE now has a wide range of programs including Special Interest Groups (SIGs), TiE Institute, Deal Flow Meetings, TiE Young Entrepreneurs, and, most recently, TiE Women’s Forum and CEO Forum.

TiE History

TiE was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, & senior professionals. There are currently more than 12,000 members and over 1,800 charter members in 61 chapters in 12 countries.

Over the last 25 years of existence TiE Chapters around the world has become a vibrant platform for entrepreneurs, professionals, industry leaders, investors to interact with one another & forge long lasting relationships.


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


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