Finding someone who has created something from scratch and succeeded in growing that business is rare. Luckily, TiE has a robust network of charter members who have taken the entrepreneurial journey themselves and now want to help you navigate through this complicated path toward your own success. We connect young businesses with some of the most experienced entrepreneurs (regionally and internationally) who give their time and expertise to help develop the next generation of success stories. Our mentors also connect businesses to the ecosystem of support (including funders) that they need to grow and flourish.

TiE Charter Members (CMs) are high profile entrepreneurs, professionals and thought leaders from diverse industries. There are 2,500 Charter members in the TiE ecosystem. TiE CMs are dedicated to the mission of TiE, and the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community. They believe in the merits of the hard work and the need to assist other entrepreneurs in the community. CMs also benefit by learning from, and networking with each other.

Ashok RAO, TiE Houston Ashok RAO, TiE Houston
Ashok is a serial Entrepreneur with four successful high technology start ups. Took one of them public (IPO) with a market cap in excess of $400mm. Currently on his 5th start up as Chairman & CEO of Whodini Inc. – developing cutting edge software for enterprises, utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Computer linguistics. He is the Chairman of the TIE Global Board of Trustees. Read more

Vikas SHAH, TiE UK North ( Manchester) Vikas SHAH, TiE UK North ( Manchester)
Professor Vikas S. Shah is an award winning entrepreneur, strategist and educator who has built businesses in diverse sectors around the world for almost 20 years. He is also a consultant and advisor to numerous entrepreneurs, business and organizations globally. Alongside his business interests, Vikas is Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship on the prestigious Lisbon MBA (with MIT Sloan School of Management) teaching at Católica (Lisbon) and Nova School of Business and Economics. Read more

Mahavir Sharma, TiE Rajasthan Mahavir Sharma, TiE Rajasthan
He is presently the President of TiE Rajasthan and has always headed the chair of mentoring at Rajasthan. He is a keen sportsman and loves to play Basketball and mentor young and aspiring entrepreneurs. For the past 7 years Mr. Mahavir Pratap Sharma has been Honorary City Director and now a trustee of Jaipur Virasat Foundation ( Read more

Nitin Rai, TiE Oregon Nitin Rai, TiE Oregon
Nitin serves as President of TiE Oregon. Mr. Rai founded First Insight Corporation in 1994 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Rai is an entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in software engineering, project management, strategic planning, website development, sales, and financial management. He worked for Mentor Graphics in both software development and project management roles. Read more

Christian TIDONA, TiE Brussels Christian TIDONA, TiE Brussels
is a serial biotech entrepreneur and managing director at the BioMed X Innovation Center and BioRN Cluster Management in Heidelberg, Germany, where he is currently managing an 80 million Euro public-private biomedical research and development fund. He studied biology and received his PhD at the University of Heidelberg. Read more

"The one big thing an entrepreneur needs to do is to sell. An entrepreneur needs to sell to himself, to his spouse, to his mom, father-in-law… and then to people who work with you, and to investors who give you money, and to the customers long before the real product is out. So if you are uncomfortable selling, you will not succeed as an entrepreneur."

We believe that pairing with the right mentor who serves as a guide is essential to the success of your startup. Get the advice and help you need from the TiE network through one of our many mentoring programs. Whether it’s one-on-one or online, TiE has the resources to support your startup.

Challenge yourself to translate your abilities or passions into a success.
Group Mentoring Program - TiE Brussels Networking Lounge

Every other month, TIE Brussels charter members meet for a group activity. These sessions may include an event or panel discussion. However, it is a great opportunity to hook up with industry and the local entrepreneurial community to get some feedback on your project.

One to one Meeting

One-to-one community based mentorship is a model used by TiE Brussels. Therefore we joined forces with TiE UK North (Manchester based TiE Chapter) as well as other 3 European Chapters (German, Nordic and London) to offer skype call possibility to connect. Fast and easy! This version is only available to TiE Brussels members

Early Stage Mentoring - European Finals of TiE International Business Plan Competition (TIBPC).

TIBPC provides Graduate-level University students and their teams a chance to compete in World's largest and most successful Business Plan Competition at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The TIBPC is a 2 track competition in which teams can choose either the Rice University Track or the Investor Track.

Mentoring at TiE Brussels Handbook