The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a global non-profit organisation founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals. Over the last 30 years of existence, TiE chapters worldwide have been fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking and education of seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. There are currently 15,000 members (including over 3000 charter members or mentors) in 61 chapters across 14 countries. The TiE community worldwide has grown to be a vibrant platform for entrepreneurs, professionals, industry leaders and investors to interact with one another and forge long-lasting relationships.
Several members have formed start-ups while at TiE and are now charter members giving back to the community. TiE’s ultimate goal is to foster entrepreneurship, create wealth for both the entrepreneur and the local communities, and nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.
About TiE Chennai
TiE Chennai is the Chennai-based chapter of the global non-profit organisation The Indus Entrepreneurs and is one of the global community’s most active and high performing chapters. The organisation connects the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem – from early-stage entrepreneurs, serial entrepreneurs and professionals at leading corporations to venture capitalists, angel investors and thought leaders, among others. With over 175 Charter Members and about 600 Associate Members, the chapter caters to the ever-evolving needs of entrepreneurs as individuals, entrepreneurship as a sector and the larger entrepreneurial ecosystem in Tamil Nadu.
At the heart of TiE Chennai’s activities lies a commitment to accessibility and addressing local needs. Through independent initiatives and partnerships, we hold multiple events every month, looking to inspire, mentor and educate local entrepreneurs. Many of our initiatives are available in Tamil as well, allowing us to reach out to entrepreneurs from smaller towns across Tamil Nadu. By using various channels including WhatsApp audio, YouTube videos and live events, we have been able to make knowledge conveniently accessible to entrepreneurs from all stages of business across industries. We hope to build on this strong foundation as we forge ahead.