2022 TiE Institute - Module 1

Jun 1, 2022
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM (America/Los_Angeles)


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Are you a budding entrepreneur but don’t know how to get started? Or perhaps you have a great idea but you are struggling to raise funding for your startup. Being the CEO of an early-stage startup can be a daunting challenge. You have to build a product that is ten times better than the competition. You have to raise funding even when you have little traction to show. Hiring employees is a formidable task especially since you can’t really pay them much.

We are here to help you traverse these multiple challenges. The TiE Entrepreneur Institute is a program by TiE Seattle to help aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs understand the fundamentals of building and launching a startup from successful entrepreneurs, seasoned executives, and domain experts in interactive sessions.

TiE Seattle has gathered a group of successful entrepreneurs and subject matter experts to conduct a series of webinars to help them successfully build and launch a startup. The TiE Entrepreneur Institute Module 1 sessions will cover a wide range of topics from Essentials of startup formation, How to vet a startup idea, Fundraising fundamentals, Building a compelling investor pitch, and Fundamentals of business modeling. Following Module 1, we will bring other topics to help you scale your company in Module 2 in June.

Additional Benefits for TiE Members

TiE Members (and participants who sign up for membership) get additional benefits:

  • 50% discount on program price
  • Exclusive access to the TiE network
  • One-on-one mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and industry executives
  • combo Member and Non-Member gets both Module 1 and Module 2 more than 20% discount.

Fee - Per Module

TiE Charter Members Free

TiE Members: $69

Non Members: $129 or sign up as a TiE Member ($100) and join for $69 for each module

More than 20% discount if you purchase Module 1 and Module 2 together. 

Combo Member - $109

Combo Non- Member $199

Module 1 -


May 4th

8.30 -10.00 am

Essentials of Startup Formation

Brenton Twitchell, Partner, Miller Nash, Danielle Hunt, Partner, Miller Nash

Fireside chat- Madhu Singh, Chief Legal Officer, Foundry Law Group


May 11th

8.30 -10.00 am 

How to vet a startup idea

Henry Huang, Partner, Madrona Venture Labs

Fireside Chat- Avni Patel Thompson, Founder and CEO, Modern Village


May 18th

8.30 -10.00 am

Fundraising Fundamentals 

Craig Sherman, Partner, WSGR

Geoff Entress, Managing Director, Pioneer Square Labs


May 25th

8.30 -10.00 am

How to build a compelling investor pitch 

Sudip Chakraborti, Partner, Decibel Partners 


June 1st

8.30 -10.00 am

Fundamentals of Business Modeling 

Andrew Klein, President, Zccounting

Palvi Mehta, CFO, Pioneer Square Labs


May 4, 2022

08:30 AM

Essentials of Startup Formation

Learn about the when, what and how of setting up your company, hiring employees and allotting equity. Understand the pros and cons of an S-Corp, LLC and C Corp. Prevent expensive mistakes that can sink your company even as you are on the path to success.

Brenton Twitchell

Danielle Hunt

Madhu Singh

May 11, 2022

08:30 AM

How to vet a startup idea

At the core of every successful business or product initiative is a solution that solves a real and meaningful customer problem. Whether you want to build your own startup, or have a new idea within an established company, it’s crucial to vet these concepts before investing time and money into their creation. In this session, learn battle-tested processes and frameworks to validate (or not) an idea, common mistakes to avoid, and insights from a leading venture studio.

Henry Huang

Avni Patel Thompson, Modern Village

May 18, 2022

08:15 AM

Fundraising Fundamentals

Understand the how and when of raising funds for your startup. Learn about the funding stages, mechanisms (equity, convertible notes, etc.) and the various options available in the region for each stage. Understand valuation and the various clauses in term sheets and funding documents and what they mean.

Craig Sherman

Geoff Entress

May 25, 2022

08:15 AM

How to build an effective investor pitch

Learn how to build a pitch that resonates with investors. What do investors care about at various stages of your startup journey? What are the mistakes to avoid that can sink your pitch? How do you engage and build credibility with investors over the long term?

Sudip Chakrabarti

Jun 1, 2022

08:30 AM

Fundamentals of Business Modelling

Learn how to build a financial model for your business and how to use it for planning. What assumptions and variables drive your business? How do you build up your revenue and cost forecasts? How much runway do you have left based on your forecast? How much capital do you need to raise? Understand how to answer all of these questions and put your startup on a sound footing.

Andrew Klein

Palvi Mehta

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