TiE Young Entrepreneurs

What is TYE?

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) is a focused program for High Schoolers to learn Entrepreneurship, Invention, & Innovation by doing, rather than talking.

TYE students build startups from their own ideas using modern techniques, guided by mentors, leading up to an entrepreneurship competition for a chance at prizes.

TYE Program Overview

  • Experiential Learning Program (4-5 months) – Students work in teams to build a startup from an idea of their choosing using Lean Canvas, Design Thinking, Rapid Protyping and more. In-school or extra-curricular. We provide materials and light refreshments for each session.
  • Local Competition (half day) – Students present their startup and product to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs. One team is selected to compete at the TYE Global Competition.
  • Global Competition (2 days) – Student teams from 20+ TYE Chapters compete for $10k in prizes.

Why TYE?

By the Numbers

★ Started by TiE Boston, Global 10 Years ago
★ 2nd year in the TYE Philadelphia Chapter
★ 76 hours of content, Including 5-10 hours for mentoring with entrepreneurs
★ Over 10,000 high school entrepreneurs, between ages of 13 -19 & in grades 9-12
★ Global Competition between 20 TiE Chapters from around the world
★ $10,000 in prizes, just at Globals (maybe more in your City!)

By the Outcomes

★ Improves problem-solving and “idea to opportunity” skills
★ Sparks creativity and builds confidence in student entrepreneurs
★ Improves time-management and teamwork skills
★ Great Leadership story for college applications
★ Taught in under-served communities worldwide

Suchit

A Message from the TYE Chair

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.

Suchit Bachalli
TiE Young Entrepreneurs Program Chair

Contact : ed@philadelphia.tie.org