TiE was founded on the belief that nurturing entrepreneurs will lead to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and encapsulates the true spirit of giving back to the community. It was late C.K. Prahalad, Chief Mentor of TiE, who said, “Mentoring is an essential part of building an entrepreneurial culture. More importantly, it is a true reflection of the spirit of giving by charter members.” There are several Mentoring programs at many of the  TiE Chapters – both Group mentoring and Personal one-to-one sessions with seasoned entrepreneurs. These include “TiE Institute,” “My Story Sessions,” “Business Builder Breakfast,” Mentoring at “Business Plan Competitions,” and many more. Please contact your local TiE Chapter for more information.

Shankar Ram

Chair Man

Dhaval Kapadia

Vice Chair

TiE SoCal Angels is a network of successful entrepreneurs, professionals, and highly educated individuals who are now turning their passion for business into investments and mentorship for the next generation.
Today, TiE SoCal Angels comprise 50+ accredited investors who are actively investing and mentoring founders.
Since 2020, TiE SoCal Angels host monthly pitch events on 3rd. Wednesday. Once a company has gone through TiE SoCal’s due diligence process, the members can also elevate the right companies to TiE Global Angels. TiE Global has over 3,000 highly successful individual investors around the world looking to invest, mentor, and guide these companies to success. This is the power of a global network!
If you are a founder looking for funding, please submit your information by using the link below

TiE Women

Jennifer Kobuki


Women of Influence initiative purpose is Capacity building, Increased Networking, Knowledge sharing, and Enhanced visibility
We bring together women from various regions, businesses, and faiths within the public and private sectors of society to address the critical issues impacting communities across the nation. These powerful women engage in ongoing discussions, developing strategies to unite and empower women to create projects within their respective fields and networks and capitalize on their combined resources and talents to have a positive, united influence from the local level to the global community.

TiE Outreach & Local Business forum

The purpose of this initiative launched in 2020 is to build strategic partnerships with other Minority Communities and their organizations that share TiE SoCal’s values. This is done by fostering communities, bringing value to other organizations, and branching into collaborative events with other institutions.

Moe Rock


TiE Business Connect

Sturdy McKee


The purpose of this initiative is to have transactional business activities between our members and charter members. We will list the give and ask of all the members and charter members on our website. We will support this initiative with monthly events.

TiE Social Service

Vijay Mididaddi


The purpose of this initiative is to give back to society. We will be doing four fundraiser in the year.

TiE SoCal Entertainment

Rajeev Aggarwal


The purpose of this initiative is to bring entertainment-related events to our TiE community.