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TiE Entrepreneur Institute Kicks Off Today

SEATTLE — TiE Seattle’s  TiE Entrepreneur Institute opens today. The brand-new program, designed to help new and early-stage entrepreneurs understand the fundamentals of building a startup, is taught by successful entrepreneurs, seasoned executives and domain experts. TiE Entrepreneur Institute will help entrepreneurs learn all aspects of building a startup, from setting up a company and building a product to designing sales and marketing initiatives and pitching investors.

According to TiE, unlike other offerings for entrepreneurs, which range from standalone sessions on a topic to online or offline deep dive courses, each of which can last several months or semesters, TiE Entrepreneur Institute fills a key need by providing a structured and comprehensive but short program. It has interactive sessions that can accommodate busy schedules of entrepreneurs and it consists of three modules.

The first module starts today, Sept. 19:

Module 1

  • Getting Your Company off the Ground – Duncan Butcher and Ryan Nisle, Partners, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
  • Finance Essentials – Shirish Nadkarni, Serial Entrepreneur
  • Fundamentals of Financial and Business Modeling – Carlee Price, OCFO, Pique Financial Works
  • Fundraising Fundamentals – Craig Sherman, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Kellan Carter, Partner, Ignition Partners
  • Building an Effective Investor Pitch – Sudip Chakrabarti, Partner, Madrona Venture Group

Module 2

Starting November, Module 2 covers:

  • Product
  • Sales
  • Marketing

Module 3

Starting in January 2019, Module 3 will cover :

  • What entrepreneurs need to grow their startups
  • Team building
  • Negotiating skills
  • uilding and managing a board of directors

“Very often, people looking to start up have domain expertise in one area but are held back because of a lack of knowledge in the other areas also needed to build a startup,” said Sharmilli Ghosh, president of TiE Seattle.  “TiE Entrepreneur Institute is a great way for new entrepreneurs to get 360-degree knowledge of building a startup from a stellar lineup of experts so they can get going quickly.”