About Us

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


Some of Tie Chennai;s Regular Activities

  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 opportunitiesTiE Chennai’s SIGs

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

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

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