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February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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One event on February 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm

$25 – $49

TiE Entrepreneur Institute for Small Business Entrepreneur is a program by TiE Seattle to help aspiring entrepreneurs understand the fundamentals of building a successful small business from successful entrepreneurs, seasoned executives and domain experts in interactive sessions. TiE EISB Prog is for those entrepreneurs who are looking to build a small, community-based business i.e. not venture scale.

Very often, aspiring entrepreneurs have expertise in their particular area of business but lack knowledge of the other domains also necessary for building a startup, for example, sales & marketing or finance. To help entrepreneurs fill this gap, TiE EISB sessions will cover a wide range of topics, from getting started, how to form and structure your company, small business finance, business modeling, building a marketing plan for your business, digital marketing fundamentals, how to set up and manage an eCommerce site and building and presenting a business plan.

The TiE Entrepreneur Institute program is designed for

Local small business entrepreneurs
Aspiring entrepreneurs wondering how to get started on their small business
Students who want to build the base for starting their entrepreneurial journey
Students from the UW Brotherhood initiative
Women entrepreneurs

Additional Benefits for TiE Members
TiE Members (and participants who sign up for membership) get additional benefits:
30% discount on the program price
Exclusive access to the TiE network
Mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and industry executives

Program Details
The TiE Entrepreneur Institute for Small business entrepreneur ( EISB) program will be a total of 6 sessions that we will conduct. Each session will consist of a 75-minute presentation by an expert followed by a fireside chat with a successful small business entrepreneur (around the topic of the session). Sessions will be held every Wednesday from Jan 29 through Mar 4th, 2020.

Following the session, we will hold a business plan competition to encourage participants to utilize their learning and present a fully fleshed-out business plan. We will assign mentors to work with the teams to help them flesh out their business plans.

EISB will have the following sessions :

Entrepreneurs for Fireside Chat
Wed Jan 29
5.00-7.30 pm
Getting started. How to form and structure your company
Duncan Butcher
Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
Madhu Singh, Chief Legal Officer, Foundry Law Group

Wed Feb 5
5.00-7.30 pm
Fundamentals of Small business finance
Jon Gonzales, Partner, Deloitte
Earl Overstreet, CEO of GMI

Wed Feb 12
5.00-7.30 pm
Business Modeling
Andrew Klein, Founder,
Greg Southern, GM, Wingstops

Wed Feb 19
5.00-7.30 pm
How to set up and manage an eCommerce site
Sharad Mittal, CEO, Kinivo
Efrem Fesaha, Owner of Boon Boona Coffee

Wed Feb 26
5.00-7.30 pm

Building a marketing plan for your business
Sameer Sugwekar, Digital Marketing Consultant
Joshua Dirks, CEO, Project Bionic; Whitney Keyes, Author, Propel Marketing

Wed Mar 4
5.00-7.30 pm
Building a business plan
Shirish Nadkarni, Serial Entrepreneur, TiE Seattle Board Member
Will hold Business Plan Competition kickoff instead

The Business Plan Competition will be held in late March.

The sessions will be held in person at: Create33, Madrona Venture Labs, 999 3rd Ave, Seattle

Program Fee:
TiE Members: $49
Non Members: $69
Student: $25

About TiE Seattle
TiE is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. We believe in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through our five pillars; mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding. TiE was founded in 1992 by a group of successful entrepreneurs and is currently the world’s largest entrepreneurial organization. TiE Seattle was founded in 2000 to support entrepreneurship in the Greater Seattle Area. With programs like TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) and TiE Catalyst, TiE Seattle is reaching out and fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs.


Create 33
999 3rd Ave, 33rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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