TiE Young Entrepreneurs is a Global program aimed at fostering our future generation of entrepreneurs. TYE focuses on teaching entrepreneurship to high school students and helping them discover the rewards and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. During the program the students form teams, go through classroom session modules focused on different aspects of business and entrepreneurship, then write their own business plans. Teams compete at the chapter level Finals first and the winner of each chapter goes on to the Global Competition to compete for $15,000. TYE was established in 2005 by the TiE Boston chapter as a part of it’s education program, TYE has become a Global Program and now over 20 chapters throughout the TiE network participate each year.
TerraBacter helps farmers end hunger and save the planet by providing an alternative, eco-friendly bioremediation technique to effeciently lower the acidity level of affected soils and make the land arable.
Runner Up – TiE Austin
SCANITIZER is a soap dispenser that is actually a high tech, innovative product that scans human hands for bacteria using harmless blue light and then dispenses a soap solution that has been perfectly created for each circumstance
2014-15 Participating Chapters
“TYE helped us make new friends, learn, stretch our imagination, be inspired by entrepreneurs and teachers. It was truly an eye opening experience.”Ajay Bharadwaj, TYE Student Alumnus 2008
“TYE is a great program because entrepreneurship is really a mindset. Getting involved in that entrepreneurial mindset from an early age sets you up for great things.“ Ankit Mahadevia, TYE Judge.
“It’s an incredible program. I sure wish that I was a part of such a program when I was in high school.. if I had been – it wouldn’t have taken me 11 years after college to start my first company.“ Jason Jacobs, TYE Mentor and Coach; Founder, Runkeeper
“TYE is a great platform for kids to get the exposure and experience of business at a young age.” Kartik Shah, TYE Mentor, TiE charter member
“We saw better business plans presented today than what we see everyday. It was truly exciting to be a judge.” Mike Gaiss, TYE Judge; Sr. VP of Marketing, Highland Capital Partners