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:
- 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
Starting November, Module 2 covers:
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.”