TiE is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. We believe in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through our five pillars; mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding. TiE was founded in 1992 by a group of successful entrepreneurs and is currently the world’s largest entrepreneurial organization out there. The values and beliefs of TiE reflect the culture and value system of the Silicon Valley: entrepreneurship and wealth creation are invaluable human endeavors, and successful entrepreneurs find fulfillment in helping budding entrepreneurs.
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.
Our goal is to bring globally recognized entrepreneurs from Southern California and other regions to enhance learning of our local entrepreneurs, offer ample opportunities networking mixers to empower establish partnerships and support groups. TiE has focused on empowering entrepreneurs by providing workshops and seminars on fundraising, legal, accounting, finance, HR and management practices.
The Southern California chapter of TiE exists to build and bolster entrepreneurship in the vibrant Southern California economy. If you are an aspiring or existing entrepreneur, it’s time to get involved.
Although its birth name, The Indus Entrepreneurs, signifies the ethnic South Asian or Indus roots of the founders, TiE stands for Talent, Ideas and Enterprise. It is an open and inclusive organization that has rapidly grown to more than 70 chapters in 12 countries. TiE seeks to cultivate and nurture the ecosystem of entrepreneurship and free-market economies everywhere, as it sees this to be the single most powerful instrument of prosperity.
The TiE – SoCal Chapter, aka the Southern California Chapter was founded in 1997, as the first Chapter outside Silicon Valley. It was founded to inspire, foster and support entrepreneurship in Southern California. Professionals with aspirations to start a business venture, learn from other entrepreneurs, or working with startups or in an entrepreneurial company gain access to invaluable educational, networking and partnership opportunities through TiE.
With entrepreneurship enabler programs for young professionals: TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE), TiE-Education, TiE-Connections, TiE-AMP (Open Pitch Club), TiE-SoCal Labs, Mentor Connect and TiE-Women, we are reaching out and fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Elected officials and volunteers manage the TiE operations and activities. Membership fees, event fees, and contributions from sponsors financially support TiE. The sponsors include some of the biggest names among corporations and service providers (venture capital, law, accounting, and consulting). They are also actively involved in various programs for TiE members. The membership structure of TiE includes Charter Members, who are invited based on their accomplishments and willingness to help the next generation of entrepreneurs. The general membership of TiE is open to anyone who pays nominal dues and can thus access the various activities and services, including mentoring by Charter Members.