TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) is a Global Program fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. TYE helps high school students (grades 9-12) learn entrepreneurial skills, invention and innovation by doing, rather than talking!
This 8-week program helps you unleash your potential and develop crucial skills such as self-confidence, leadership, creativity, and presentation abilities. With over 30 TiE Chapters worldwide running the TYE program, you’ll be part of a thriving global community.
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TYE is dedicated to fostering the next generation of leaders by creating a new learning environment where high school aged participants can experiment, build resilience, and collaborate to create more productive and successful pathways to their personal and professional goals.
With the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of becoming an entrepreneur, we envision a world where TYE Alumni are prepared and eager to participate as thought leaders, industry experts and community builders to create a more collaborative and innovative society.
The program starts with 8 sessions on Entrepreneurship and Leadership. The students then brainstorm an idea and prepare for a Business Plan Competition under the guidance of an expert mentor. Teams first compete at the regional level, and the winning team gets the opportunity to compete in TYE Global Finals for cash prizes and recognition.
The program is divided into three Phases.
Base-work of understanding the skills needed to be an entrepreneur and/or inventor.
Instructor-led workshops on a variety of subjects and concepts that are intended to introduce students to the world of entrepreneurship. The knowledge gained here will serve as the foundation for which Phase 2 will be built upon.
Phase 1 Workshop Topics:
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship
What is entrepreneurship, what to expect from the journey and tools to help you along the way.
- Bugs and Passion
Identify things that are bothersome (bugs) and connect them with your passions.
- Customer Empathy and Design Thinking
What is Design Thinking, why it is important and how to use it to solve a “bug”.
- Rapid Prototyping
What is Rapid Prototyping, why it is important and how to research and validate an idea.
- Skills Assessment & Team Building
Access skills and identify skills needed to create a successful team.
- Startup Math
How companies acquire revenue.
- Lean Canvas
What is a lean canvas, why it is important and how it is used.
- Presentation Skills
Qualities and strategies of a strong presentation.
Implement the skills learned in Phase 1 to create products or services that can be turned into business ventures. Students hone-in on their presentation skills and develop prototypes to compete in the Regional and Global Competitions.
During these sessions, the teams will formalize their business concepts, validate their products and/or services and create a prototype with help from experienced mentors. They will also work on putting together presentations that describe their concepts in great detail.
Phase 2 Workshop Topics:
- Team Contracts & Roles and Expectations
- Design Thinking & Product Market Fit
- Customer Interviews/Validation
- Minimum Viable Product (MVP) & Product Development
- Business & Financial Modeling
- Tying It All Together & Storytelling
- Presentation Practice
The winning team from the regional competition in Bangalore will get the opportunity to compete in the TiE Young Entrepreneurs Global Competition. Phase 3 workshops will be dedicated to getting the team prepared.
Along the way, students are matched with curated mentors from the TiE Network to assist them on their journey!
TYE participants get a complimentary TiE annual membership to access TiE’s Global network of entrepreneurs, business leaders, domain experts and mentors.
TYE brings together the various stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem to give high school students the mindset and skills to start real companies and implement path-breaking solutions. The program has successful entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, thought leaders and senior corporate executives guiding, sharing insights and exchanging ideas with the young minds.
Founder & CEO,
Co-Founder & CEO,
Founder & CEO,
Lodestar Education Services Pvt. Ltd.
Founder & CEO,
Li2 & Brahma3
Advocate & Partner,
AK Law Chambers
Independent Director | Strategic Advisor & Start-up supporter
… along with numerous other serial entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and senior corporate executives