4780 Ashford
Dunwoody Rd

Suite 540-131 Atlanta, GA 30338


TiE University


TiE University is the college-age sister program to TiE Atlanta Young Entrepreneurs (TiE) High School. Like TiE High School, TiE University is empowering our university students to become the next generation of entrepreneurs by educating, mentoring, and inspiring university students to plan and take intelligent risks in starting a business.

Now entering its tenth year, TiE University has worked with 200 teams and over 400 students from 18 Georgia universities. Seventy-five coaches have participated in ongoing mentorship and funding introductions, and survey results reveal a more than 90% satisfaction rating for the program.

TiE University Calendar

Online Application due – 1/25/2023 – LINK

Info Sessions  1/26/2023

Business Model Canvas Due – 2/10/2023

Business Plan Summary Due – 2/17/2023

Mock/Practice Round – 3/4/2023

Qualifying Round  – 3/18/2023

Final Atlanta Round – 4/1/2023

TiE Global Silicon Valley Pitchfest – May 2023

TiE University Co-Chairs

Success Stats

For questions or additional info, email tieuniversity@tie-atlanta.org

Program Format

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 Finals, a pitch competition held every Spring. The winning team then goes on to the TiE University Global Pitchfest Competition held in Silicon Valley in May to compete with other TiE University teams from around the globe for the top prize of $50,000 and a cash prize pool of $100,000, plus in-kind awards of $500,000. The TiE-U Global Pitchfest event is held in conjunction with TiECON Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, California.


I've grown so much throughout the TiE University Atlanta program and appreciate the opportunity for further growth. I’ve re-applied. Thanks again and again for the excellent program!
TiE University Atlanta was an amazing experience. We received valuable feedback, mentorship, guidance, and connections. I would highly recommend TiE University so you can receive more feedback to scale your business, as you can meet experienced people willing to help you!