TiE Young Entrepreneurs at a Glance

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) is a Global Program fostering future generations of entrepreneurs by teaching high school students the rewards and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. TYE is an Entrepreneurship Academy, where student teams utilize modern skills and tools to build a concept using customer feedback, iteration, and lightweight business models. TYE is designed to teach high school students entrepreneurship and leadership skills.


TYE (TiE Young entrepreneurs) integrates classroom sessions, mentoring and a Startup competition aimed at High School students (grades 9-12 or equivalent). Teams compete at the chapter level and winners of those competitions have the opportunity to compete at TYE Global Finals for cash prizes and recognition.

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Course Work


Participants will pitch ideas, form teams and solve real-life problems. By leveraging the experiential learning environment created by building a company, participants grow their professional competencies while also taking an idea and creating a viable startup. The finalized curriculum and dates for each cycle is announced at the beginning of the program year.

Sessions are lead by serial entrepreneurs, thought leaders and senior management of Fortune 500 companies!

Guest Speakers

To supplement our workshops and to inspire the rising entrepreneurs in our program, we invite a number of founders to speak on the challenges and triumphs of founding a company!




Participants are encouraged to reach out to all workshop leaders and guest speakers to support their individual development and the growth of their startup. Along with these individuals, each startup is paired with a mentor who works with the team to get ready for the final competition.

Mentors are selected and paired based on the business model and needs of the team. Our mentors are incredible people who not only understand all the components of building a startup, they also care about creating a supportive learning environment for young people!

Silicon Valley Competition

At the end of each program cycle, the teams pitch their startup ideas in front of a panel of judges. 

The 1st Place winning team from Silicon Valley is invited to compete at the TYE Global Competition held each summer!


Global 10K Competition


The TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) Program is an initiative that seeks to inspire, challenge and empower students to become the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. Teenage youth (grades 9-12) are taught business basics and the essentials of entrepreneurship. Through the TYE program, students develop self-confidence, presentation skills, leadership, and creativity.

The Global Competition for the 2017-2018 cycle was held in Boston, Massachussetts with 26 teams participating and the SV team won 3rd place in Globals.

In the past, award-winning ideas developed by students involved a complete product prototype, customized allergy detection services, live Apps, and winning real contracts with major clients. Student teams came from TiE Chapters all over the world : Atlanta, Boston, Carolinas, Dallas, Detroit, Washington DC, Irvine, Oregon, San Diego, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kerala, Vancouver and Melbourne. The winning teams won cash prizes totaling, US  $10,000. For more information on last year's TYE Global Competition, you can find the press release here.


The TYE Program Fee goes towards the support of the program, lunch and hosting venue.

We strongly encourage you to apply early as space is on a first come, first serve basis for admitted applicants. Program Fees (which include lunch on session dates):

General Public, Regular Pricing: $900

General Public, Early Bird/Group Discount: $800

TiE Member, Regular Pricing: $800

TiE Member, Early Bird/Group Discount: $700

Parents may choose to register for a TiE Silicon Valley General Membership upon their child receiving an invitation packet.

Need-Based Scholarships are available. If you would like to be considered for financial aid, please select the section in the application so we can make the necessary arrangements.

If you have any questions, please email us at program-tye@sv.tie.org



Applications for the 2019 - 2020 cycle are now open! Interested TYE participants may access the google form here.


We encourage interested candidates to apply early as space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and spots tend to fill quickly. We do look at the timestamp of applications submitted when determining the order of invitations of the most compelling candidates.


Regular Decision Deadline: September 25th

Notification of Decision: September 30th


If an invitation to join the cohort has been offered upon review of the application, families will have 5 days (until September 25th) for the participant to confirm their acceptance and for parents to submit payment for the program fee. We kindly ask for a 5 day turnaround to know your intent so we may notify our wait-listed candidates.


To learn more check out the "Apply" section of our site

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TYE Silicon Valley

3975 Freedom Cir, Suite 230

Santa Clara, CA 95054

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