TiE University is a program of TiE global with the objective of fostering entrepreneurship among college and university students. It brings together college students, entrepreneurs, investors, and institutions on one common platform and facilitates learning. It is a comprehensive ecosystem of stakeholders from the entrepreneurial ecosystem which works on enabling campus ideas to transform into viable businesses.

The TiE University program enhances college learning with mentoring by real-life entrepreneurs, bootcamps, workshops, internships, local and global networking, and access to funding sources. The program helps university startup founders and teams successfully launch and scale their ventures more rapidly.


To enhance the learning of university students worldwide through the creation of local, regional, and global offerings for student-led startups and relatively new business ventures so that the students aspire to become entrepreneurs. TiE realizes that the best fuel for entrepreneurship is mentoring and helps students gain access to the same via workshops, one-to-one mentoring sessions, and global competitions.


To help university startup founders and teams successfully launch and scale their ventures more rapidly.


Engage with 400+ quality universities by the 2022-23 academic year through 40 TiE chapters

Build momentum by engaging with 200+ quality universities by 2021 though 30 TiE chapters


TiE University has two flagship programs:

TiE University Global Pitch Competition

A pitch competition for campus based startups. It is open to both idea stage entrepreneurs as well as operational startups based out of colleges and universities. In the past, startups with one to five founders in college have participated. Over a period of 2 months, the teams are mentored by TiE members and ecosystem partners, undergo a wide range of workshops on topics relating to business, pitch their ideas to a jury at the local level, and if selected, compete with the winning teams from across the globe. The winning teams get cash and in-kind prizes worth $100,000, as well as the opportunity to pitch to potential investors.

Register for the
Pitch Competition
by April 5, 2021

To learn more about the requirements for the pitch competition click here for Guidance & Resources for Pitch Preparation (PDF) or visit the TiE University website

March 1 - April 5, 2021


April 10, 2021


Pitch locally and emerge as the winner to compete globally

Mar 22 - May 15, 2021


Be coached & mentored by seasoned entrepreneurs. Be part of global educational workshops and bootcamps

May 15, 2021

WIN $50,000

Compete with global teams at Silicon Valley TiE University Global Pitch Competition

TiE University Global Business Hackathon

A global hackathon for students to solve business problems articulated by global corporations. It is a 3 day intensive event preceded by mentoring and workshops. During the 3 days, the teams work on problem statements and come up with innovative solutions. The hackathon while checking the problem solving and technical skills of the students also creates a platform for them to learn from peers, collaborate with teams from other countries and also get the visibility required to garner summer internships at participating companies. It is also a potential fast track to landing job opportunities.

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