TiE University is empowering college students to become the next generation of entrepreneurs by educating, mentoring, and inspiring university students to plan and take intelligent risks in starting or scaling a business. The program is free and open to students currently enrolled in college or recent graduates from 2022 or 2023.
Now entering its 11th year, TiE Atlanta University has worked with 240 teams and over 460 students from 18 universities in Georgia and Southeastern US states. Seventy-five coaches have participated in ongoing mentorship and funding introductions, and survey results reveal a more than 90% satisfaction rating for the program.
Online Application Due – 12/14/2023 – LINK
Info Sessions – 1/16/2024 and 1/23/24 at 5pm EDT via Zoom
Business Model Canvas Due – 2/9/2024
Business Plan Summary Due – 2/16/2024
Mock/Practice Round – 3/2/2024
Qualifying Round – 3/16/2024
Final Atlanta Round – 4/6/2024
TiE Global Pitchfest – Early May 2024
TiE University has developed into an award-winning program that brings together university entrepreneurs with successful business leaders across Georgia to perfect their pitch, develop their product or service and provide a holistic approach to their startup. The teams get mentored by real-world entrepreneurs and compete in a mock/practice round and a qualifying round in Q1. The final teams then go onto compete for cash prizes at TiE University Atlanta Finals, a pitch competition held every Spring. The winning team then goes on to the TiE University Global Pitchfest Competition held in early May to compete with other TiE University teams from around the globe.