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Satish Jha

Founding Chair

TiE Boston University Initiative

TiE Boston University Pitch Competition 2023

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"I am proud of the work that the TiE Boston University Initiative is doing. It is an excellent opportunity for college students and recent graduates to gain an entrepreneurial mindset and be the next generation of entrepreneurs in New England and beyond. Student teams participating in the pitch competition will gain access to a large network of successful entrepreneurs and corporate business leaders of TiE in a global context."

Venkat Maroju

Board Member, TiE Boston

Chair, 2023 TiE Boston University Pitch Competition

Applications Are Now Closed.
Shortlist Announcement March 15!

Congratulations to the 2023 TiE Boston University Pitch Competition Winners!


Our First Place Winner will move to the TiE University Pitch Competition's Global Finals on May 4-5, 2023. Thank you to all the brilliant companies that applied to the 2023 TiE Global Pitch Competition. 

1st Place

Founder: Shen Ning, Boston University

Sector: Health Tech

2nd Place

Founder: Alison Elliott, Brandeis University

Sector: Consumer Products

3rd Place

C-Founders: Matteo Greenberg and Jose Rodriguez, Babson College

Sector: Consumer Products

Special Prize
Social Impact

Founder: Dhananjay Goel, Harvard Kennedy School

Sector: Clean Water/Sustainable Social Enterprise

TiE Boston University Pitch Competition

Are you a student founder/co-founder, where one of the founders is still in college or graduated within the preceding two academic years? 

Do you have a startup that is less than 5 years old with preclinical data, prototype, or a commercially viable product/service?

Are you based in the New England Area?


If you answered YES, apply now for the TiE Boston University Pitch Competition!

  • Semi-finalists will receive free general membership to TiE Boston events for 1 year.

  • Prize money of $5k, $3k and $2k to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner - No Strings Attached.

  • Subject to meeting criteria, winners will be considered for seed funding from TiE Angels.

  • First place winner will represent Boston virtually at the TiE University Global Pitch Competition virtually and compete for equity-free, cash prizes worth $150,000+, including top award of $50,000.




GLOBAL FINAL MAY 4 & 5, 2023


If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions, reach out to the TiE Boston office at


  • Register for the local pitch competition by clicking on the APPLY button below

  • Choose 'Boston' as your Nearest TiE Chapter (Mentoring Chapter)


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"Participating in several pitch competitions as a student opened many opportunities for me including my current position at AstraZeneca. The experience, exposure, learning, and network that comes along with such events played a critical role in shaping my entrepreneurial mindset and helped me co-found a company in India.  As a Charter Member of TiE Boston, I am excited to support the TiE University initiative and help bring this opportunity to several students."

Swarna Balasubramanian

Charter Member, TiE Boston

Co-Chair, TiE Boston University Pitch Competition

TiE Boston was founded as an organization "by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs."
We come together to give advice and time to support rising entrepreneurs’ personal and professional growth. Through mentoring, networking, funding and education, the TiE Boston empowers individuals to create economic growth and vibrant careers through building innovative businesses. 

The mission of TiE Boston University is to foster entrepreneurship among college and university students across the globe.

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