TiE Institute 2021 - Module 1

Jun 30, 2021
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles)

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Overview

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.

Given the unprecedented crisis caused by the CoronaVirus, it has become even more challenging for entrepreneurs to successfully launch startups and raise funding. To help entrepreneurs in these challenging times, 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 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, Fundamentals of business modeling. 

Additional Benefits for TiE Members

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

  • 50% discount on the program price

  • Exclusive access to the TiE network

  • One-on-one mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and industry executives

  • Certification 

  • Networking opportunities - breakout rooms 

  • First 75 registrations will receive a copy of  From Startup to Exit, An Insider's guide to launching and scaling a tech business. The book is limited to US residents only.

  • Bonus - All Attendees will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive conversation with the author Shirish Nadkarni.

Module II

TiE Institute Module II will start in September 2021. These sessions will cover Protecting your Intellectual Property, Building a  GotoMarket Strategy, Building a Sales Organization, Effective PR Stratergy and Hiring High Perfomance Teams and Building a World Class Company Culture. Stay tuned for more detail !!

Schedule

Jun 2, 2021

06:30 PM

Essentials of Startup Formation

Virtual
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.

Duncan Butcher

Tina Scott

Jun 10, 2021

04:00 PM

How to vet a startup idea

Virtual
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.

Maria Hess

Jun 16, 2021

06:30 PM

Fundraising Fundamentals

Virtual
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

Jun 23, 2021

06:30 PM

How to build an effective investor pitch

Virtual
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 30, 2021

06:30 PM

Fundamentals of Business Modeling

Virtual
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

Sessions 1

Duncan Butcher

Duncan Butcher

Partner, Miller Nash Graham...

Duncan Butcher, a partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, focuses his practice on corporate transactional law and securities. He counsels corporate clients on issues that arise at all stages o...

Tina Scott

Tina Scott

Associate, Miller Nash Grah...

Tina Scott is an attorney at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, based in the firm’s  Seattle office. She focuses her business practice on commercial transactions for owners in a variety of indu...

Sessions 2

Maria Hess

Maria Hess

Partner, Madrona Venture Labs

Maria is an executive marketing leader, technology product builder, and startup advisor; leveraging over 20 years’ experience to successfully bring consumer and business software products to mar...

Session 3

Craig Sherman

Craig Sherman

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goo...

Craig Sherman is a partner in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses on corporate and securities laws, representing companies...

Geoff Entress

Geoff Entress

Managing Director, Pioneer ...

Geoff Entress is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of PSL. He was formerly a venture partner with Voyager Capital and Madrona Venture Group. Prior to PSL, Geoff was the most active angel invest...

Session 4

Sudip Chakrabarti

Sudip Chakrabarti

Partner, Madrona Venture Group

Sudip joined Madrona in 2018. Sudip is particularly interested in companies that are transforming the enterprise, cloud and infrastructure markets. He especially enjoys working with technical fo...

Session 5

Andrew Klein

Andrew Klein

President , Zccounting.com

Andrew Klein has been working with startups and emerging growth companies for over 12 years as a founder and as an outside advisor for both the entrepreneurial team and their investors.  In...

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