TiE ACCESS, launched in 2020, is a diversity, equity and inclusion program that aims to pave in-roads for minority and women-owned businesses to build their companies and networks not only here in Atlanta, but at an international scale, thanks to TiE Global’s global impact.
This is the angel investment group of TiE Atlanta which has made $9.4 million in investments in 44 companies since 2017 with a primary focus on high-growth entrepreneurial startups in the Eastern US across all industries. The angel group has worked on a disciplined investment model and has invested in companies seeking Seed through Series A funding.
TiE Atlanta is a top five chapter of TiE Global, a nonprofit that generates prosperity through development of entrepreneurs in all stages by creating community and beneficial relationships to support them. TiE Atlanta develops entrepreneurs and startups through mentoring, education, investment, and networking. www.tieatlanta.org
February 20: Online Application opens.
May 1: Online Application deadline (applications are closed).
May 15: Semi-Finalists Chosen, Request for Additional Due Diligence.
June 6 at 5 PM: Finalists & Mentors Announced (calendar invites sent by 6/2/23).
July 29: ACCESS Mock Round.
August 9: ACCESS Happy Hour.
August 19: ACCESS Investor Showcase.
To qualify, companies must meet the following criteria:
Investments – subject to invest-ability due diligence to be finalized post the showcase event on 19-Aug.
FIRST PLACE – Up to $150,000 & opportunity to present at TiECON Atlanta 2023
SECOND PLACE – Up to $100,000
THIRD PLACE – Up to $75,000
All finalist companies will receive: Three (3) months’ of mentorship from two experienced entrepreneurs or executives; Two (2) tickets to TiECON Atlanta 2023 on September 14, 2023; One (1) year of TiE Atlanta membership for up to 2 co-founders.
The top female-led company will also be offered a slot to represent TiE Atlanta at the TiE Women’s global pitch competition at the TiE Global Summit in Q4 in Singapore.
Disclaimer : TiE ACCESS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to alter any aspect of the program guidelines in keeping with the mission to foster entrepreneurship.
August 21, 2023 (Atlanta, GA) – Dr. Noze Best and Care Sherpa will enter into final due
diligence for the top investments from ACCESS, an entrepreneurship program that focuses on
capital, coaching, and connections for minority- and women-owned businesses in the Southeast
US. Click here to read more!
Care Sherpa elevates the patient experience and revenue for high-margin elective medical services. Care Sherpa provides a tech-enabled revenue growth service that maximizes healthcare conversions for patients utilizing personalized Ai, intelligent automation, and live-agent concierge services to create the fastest conversion experience for patient leads.
Corstrata is revolutionizing wound and ostomy care by providing technology-enabled telehealth services, ensuring access to certified specialists for the 8 million individuals with chronic wounds and ostomies.
Dr. Noze Best is the baby tech company that is modernizing the baby nursery and empowering parents to keep their children safe with health and wellness products.
MyUTI is a modern pelvic health company, pioneering precision medicine for pelvic health. Starting with advanced testing and treatment guidance for the second most common infection in the US – Urinary Tract Infections.
Pruuvn supports the gig economy by providing innovative tools that use AI and blockchain technology. Its goal is to simplify the process of verifying and onboarding contractors while ensuring compliance. By leveraging blockchain technology, Pruuvn developed a platform that allows for seamless credentialing, onboarding, and compliance monitoring with just one click.
Each company will also have a team of mentors to prepare them for the showcase who have dedicated time and resources to each founder to be best prepared for the Investor Showcase on Aug 19, 2023 at Atlanta Tech Village. Since ACCESS’ founding in 2020, mentors have provided over 250 hours of mentoring and coaching to the founders in the cohort.
The following corporations, municipalities, and organizations are also partnering with ACCESS to provide more opportunities and access to resources to founders.
City Partner: City of Dunwoody – The city has sponsored TiE Atlanta’s ACCESS program in a strategic partnership with TiE Atlanta to grow its entrepreneurship strategy.
Corporate Partner: TowerPoint – The telecommunications infrastructure and real estate investment company, headquartered in Midtown Atlanta, will provide mentoring in investments and finance to ACCESS finalists.
Community Partner: State Farm – The State Farm is providing full access to its parclink™ venue located in Dunwoody for the program’s mock rounds on July 29, 2023.
Ecosystem Partner: Collab Capital – The Collab Capital is an early-stage investment fund built by experienced founders, operators, and investors, who designed a new approach to effectively support, grow, and sustain Black-owned innovative businesses through financial, human, and network capital.
All finalist companies will receive two (2) months’ of mentorship from two experienced entrepreneurs or executives, two (2) tickets to TiECON Atlanta 2023 on September 14, and one (1) year of TiE Atlanta membership for up to two (2) co-founders.
“We are excited to see this caliber of founders be a part of ACCESS’ fourth year,” said Paul Lopez, ACCESS Co-chair, TiE Atlanta. “With our mentors, partners, and investors, we are excited to expand the resources for this year’s cohort and all our founders.”
To learn more about ACCESS 2023, visit https://tieatlanta.org/access/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.