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About TiE SoCal
The TiE – SoCal Chapter, aka the Southern California Chapter was founded in 1997, as the first Chapter outside Silicon Valley. It was founded to inspire, foster and support entrepreneurship in Southern California. Professionals with aspirations to start a business venture, learn from other entrepreneurs, or working with startups or in an entrepreneurial company gain access to invaluable educational, networking and partnership opportunities through TiE.
Our goal is to bring globally recognized entrepreneurs from Southern California and other regions to enhance learning of our local entrepreneurs, offer ample opportunities networking mixers to empower establish partnerships and support groups. TiE has focused on empowering entrepreneurs by providing workshops and seminars on fundraising, legal, accounting, finance, HR and management practices.
The Southern California chapter of TiE exists to build and bolster entrepreneurship in the vibrant Southern California economy. If you are an aspiring or existing entrepreneur, it’s time to get involved.
Topics at our monthly meetings include, but are not limited to: Startups, Growth Hacking, Ideation, Funding, Patents, MVP, Marketing, Selling, Hiring, Legal and all relevant topics for entrepreneurs and founders in the happening industries in So Cal.
TiE SoCal Mission
With entrepreneurship enabler programs for young professionals: TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE), TiE – Education, TiE – Connections, TiE SoCal Angels Pitching and Investing in Early Stage Startups, Mentor Connect and TiE-Women, we are reaching out and fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Elected officials and volunteers manage the TiE operations and activities. Membership fees, event fees, and contributions from sponsors financially support TiE. The sponsors include some of the biggest names among corporations and service providers (venture capital, law, accounting, and consulting). They are also actively involved in various programs for TiE members. The membership structure of TiE includes Charter Members, who are invited based on their accomplishments and willingness to help the next generation of entrepreneurs. The general membership of TiE is open to anyone who pays nominal dues and can thus access the various activities and services, including mentoring by Charter Members.