2019 TYE Vancouver Program

Jan 12, 2019 09:00 AM - May 4, 2019 05:00 PM

Fasken & KPMG Offices (Downtown Vancouver), 550 Burrard St & 777 Dunsmuir St.



Do you want to learn from successful entrepreneurs all about the business world?

You will be taught, mentored and judged by successful business professionals from TiE which is the largest non-profit organization for entrepreneurs.

Don’t miss out on this incredible learning experience!

  • Looking for 30 high school students who are eager to learn and compete.
  • Students work in teams with their mentor, create a lean business canvas and present their product/service idea to a panel of judges at our local competition.
  • You will learn about Idea Generation, Marketing, Finance, Lean Business Models, Problem-Solution fit, Presentation Skills and much, more!
  • The first place team will have the opportunity to compete in Boston at the TYE Global Competition against 20+ other TiE chapters from around the world.

When:  9:00am – 1:30pm on most Saturday mornings from January to April 2019

Where: Downtown, Vancouver 

Apply:  Complete the Application Form              

  • Applications open November 29th
  • Info session on December 15th
  • Applications close on January 5th
  • Classes start on January 12th
  • Apply Early To Get Your Welcome Package

Cost:     $250 to cover snacks and supplies (Payment collected after applications are reviewed and accepted)

TYE Vancouver Program Details

TYE is a Global Program

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) is a Global Program fostering future generation of entrepreneurs by teaching high school students the rewards and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. TYE is an Entrepreneurship Academy, where student teams utilize modern skills and tools to build a concept using customer feedback, iteration, and lightweight business models. TYE is designed to teach high school students entrepreneurship and leadership skills.

TYE is a TiE Global initiative dedicated to chapters integrating classroom sessions; mentoring and a Startup competition aimed at High School students. Teams compete at the chapter level and winners of those competitions have the opportunity to compete at TYE Global Finals for cash prizes and recognition.

TYE programs take place in over 20 Chapters around the world, Each year, the TYE Global Final Competition is held in a different city every year, adding to the diverse, inclusive and global nature of the Program.

Locations of TYE Global Final Competition (held in mid-June)

2010 : MIT Campus, Boston, Massachusetts

2011 : Cisco Campus, Research Triangle Park, N Carolina

2012 : Atlanta, Georgia

2013 : George Mason University Campus, Washington DC

2014 : Vancouver, Canada

2015 : Atlanta, Georgia

2016 : Portland, Oregon

2017 : Irvine, California

2018 : Arlington, Virginia

2019 : Boston, Massachusetts

About TYE Vancouver

TYE Vancouver, is a premier entrepreneurship program for high school students aged 15 to18.  The TYE program has been a great success since its launch in Vancouver back in 2011.  

The aim of the TYE program is to provide students in grades 10, 11 and 12 with an entrepreneurial skill set that can be applied to any vocation that they choose to pursue.  The leadership team at TYE is of the view that a well-rounded entrepreneur is one that looks for innovative opportunities for change, while being mindful of economics and the community in which they live.  At TYE Vancouver, entrepreneurship is viewed as a mindset, one which its leaders think that needs to be fostered in Canada at a young age. 

TYE participants gain a strong grounding in the basics of business planning, marketing and sales, finance, manufacturing and operations, commercial law, etc.  They also learn about teamwork and leadership as they work in small teams to think of innovative ideas, and develop these ideas into a business concepts supported by a comprehensive business plan.  TYE students build confidence through public speaking workshops, and by regularly pitching their ideas to potential customers, suppliers, and financiers in simulated business presentations.  TYE is part of TiE Vancouver, a volunteer driven non-profit with a mandate to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs.  TiE Vancouver is Talent Ideas and Enterprise.  TiE Vancouver is one of 61 chapters around the world across 17 different countries. Globally, TiE supports new business ventures and their commercialization, provides mentorship and professional development, and through its members across the globe and across different industries, facilitates access to business contacts and networks.  Just as TiE is global, so is the TYE program; Over 25 cities will convent in Boston for the TYE Global Competition in June 2019.  TYE Vancouver had the pleasure to host to the Global Venture Competition in June 2015.

Core Objectives

  • To provide an opportunity for high school student to learn the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship
  • To Teach fundamental skills of entrepreneurship, of building and running a business
  • To Promote qualities of risk-taking, leadership skills and innovation
  • To instill skills and traits of a successful entrepreneur in high school teens
  • To provides life lessons and learnings that are essential in any walk of life: such as taking ownership, building alliances, seeking help and applying feedback, motivating a team, and working through challenging situations that arise while starting a new business

2019 Program Timeline & Main Topics

November 29

Applications Open

December 15

Info Session, Questions & Answers

January 5

Applications Close

January 12

What is Entrepreneurship?

January 19

Start Team Formation

January 26

Speaking Skills Workshop

February 2

Finalize Team Formation & Intro to Lean Canvas

February 9

Lean Canvas

February 16

Branding, Marketing & Selling

February 23

Business Law

March 2

Secret Sauce - How To Beat Competition

March 9

Your revenue model - Finance

March 16

Presentation Skills

---Spring Break---

April 6

Mock Competition 1

April 13

Mock Competition 2


May 4

Vancouver TYE Competition

---Prepare Winning Team for Global---

Mid June

Global Competition in Boston, MA

Classes are held in downtown Vancouver on Saturday morning between 9am and run until 1:30pm.  Lunch is provided. 


The cost of the program is $250.00 to cover snacks and supplies. (Payment collected after applications are reviewed and accepted)

Apply Today:

Students are selected for TYE from a wide range of applicants drawn from schools across the Lower Mainland. For students selected to participate in the program, TYE provides an opportunity to understand and build contacts in the world of business and entrepreneurship, learning directly from successful business people and professionals. Applications open November 29th and close December 31st.  Classes Start Jan 12, 2019.  Apply Today

Fasken & KPMG Offices (Downtown Vancouver), 550 Burrard St & 777 Dunsmuir St.


2019 TYE Vancouver Program


2019 TYE Vancouver Program

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