A History of TiE Boston

From 1997 to the Present

25 Years of Entrepreneurial Excellence

On May 7, 2022, TiE Boston celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala at the Renaissance Hotel in Boston’s Seaport District! We were so pleased to celebrate this milestone with our members and supporters in an evening of inspiration with the original founders of TiE Boston and such luminaries as keynote speaker Ray Stata. 

TiE Boston thanks the business leaders and trailblazers who have made us one of the region’s largest organizations supporting the Massachusetts entrepreneurial ecosystem and connecting entrepreneurs, executives, and venture capitalists.

From a simple networking idea 25 years ago, TiE Boston today is leading the startup ecosystem with its signature programs such as TiE Boston Angels, TiE ScaleUp, TiE Young Entrepreneurs and TiE Women.

TiE Boston Founders

 

TiE Boston Presidents

 

Lifetime
Achievement
Award Winners

Since 2012, TiE Boston has recognized entrepreneurs who have gone above and beyond in their fields.

 

Fireside Chats with the TiE Boston Founders

 

25 Years of Programs & Initiatives

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TiE SCALEUP

TiE ScaleUp is New England's first and only seed+ to Series A accelerator. The program serves startup founders by providing each admitted company with curated mentorship from industry veterans, an advanced scaling curriculum, access to funders, an active alumni community of startup veterans, and a lifelong connection to TiE’s esteemed global professional network. ScaleUp takes no equity and specializes in helping early stage, funded companies overcome their unique barriers to rapid scaling while on the path to their next capital raise. Over 100 startups have participated in the ScaleUp program – collectively they have raised over $250+ million with five exits.

To learn more, visit tiescaleup.org or contact the Program Manager, Dean Walsh via dean@tieboston.org.

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TiE BOSTON ANGELS

TiE Boston Angels provides funding and advice to innovative, technology-driven startup companies addressing a significant market opportunity where the investment can make a difference. We introduce entrepreneurs to potential investors through business plan presentations at monthly meetings. In the past 5 years, our group has invested over $12 million in 49 companies. Attendance at these meetings is only by invitation.

To learn more, visit here or contact Managing Director, Vivek Soni, at vivek@boston.tie.org.

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TiE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

TYE (TiE Young Entrepreneurs) – In its 16th year, this award-winning program for high school students seeks to train the next generation of entrepreneurs through workshops led by seasoned entrepreneurs, mentorship and culminates with a business plan competition where participants pitch in front of investors! Created by TiE Boston in 2005, this program helps high school participants develop leadership, communication and team-building skills and is now implemented in 20+ TiE chapters around the world. The first place team from Boston has the opportunity to win up to $5K in seed funding and participate in the TYE Global Competition!

To learn more, visit tye-boston.org or contact Program Director, Katie Quigley Mellor, at katie@boston.tie.org.

 

Memories

TiE Boston through the years