TiE Seattle

TiE Seattle was founded in 2000 by a group of successful entrepreneurs to support entrepreneurship in the greater Seattle area. TiE Seattle hosts numerous programs and events throughout the year, to bring together entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, mentors, advisors, service providers and investors and thereby grow the network and strengthen the platform. TiE events are sponsored by the leading VC’s, enterprises and law firms fostering entrepreneurship in the Seattle startup ecosystem. TiE Seattle has carried out its mission through a host of programs such as Investment Outlook Panel, where Experts provide predictions for the year; CEO Roundtable where you build powerful relationships that help you scale your business, check out more of TiE programs in the latest Newsletter.

Z5 Catalyst is an early stage funding initiative from TiE Seattle, The focus of the Z5 Catalyst is to invest in B2B early stage startups in the Seattle area. Z5 Catalyst partners with Z5 Capital, an early stage fund based out of the Bay area to fund companies. Z5 Capital brings its own network of successful entrepreneurs and technology executives in the Bay area that can assist our portfolio of companies. For more information reach out to [email protected]

Building on this success, TiE Seattle is now embarking on its next phase of scaling the incredible platform and network, to be more accessible and relevant. As we do so, we are focused on the following tenets:


The Seattle ecosystem of startups, investors and entrepreneurs,and their needs have evolved significantly since TiE Seattle was founded. We remain relevant by evolving alongside and providing the connections, support and mentorship that the ecosystem needs through our rich network which is our greatest asset.


TiE Seattle has strong roots in the South Asian community, whose members work at the leading wealth and job creators in the area such as Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, Costco, Weyerhauser and others. Several of them have taken the entrepreneurship plunge, supported by TiE, or have come forward as mentors and advisors for startups. However, we recognize that the Seattle startup ecosystem is very diverse and entrepreneurs from all over the world start companies here and need support. To broaden the access and support TiE Seattle provides, we are actively drawing members from the larger Seattle community. As an indicator, 50% of the new members in 2018 were from outside the South Asian community, and 30% were women.


Being a non-profit platform, TiE Seattle’s focus is not on helping and promoting startups that fit our ‘investment criteria’ but supporting the entrepreneurship ecosystem as a whole. Through the breadth of our member base and the diversity of our programs, we help startups at all stages, from all industries and whether they have access to funding or not, as long as the entrepreneur has an idea worth pursuing.

A key component of achieving this wide-ranging objective is the strong partnerships we’ve built with all players in the ecosystem, with whom we co-host and co-sponsor diverse programs and events throughout the year. Our partnerships and network ensure that we’ll find the right resources for any startup that comes to us for help.


The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a global nonprofit dedicated to growing and fostering entrepreneurship all over the world. We believe in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through the five pillars of our global mission: 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. With 15,000 members including 2,500 charter members across over 60 chapters in 17 countries, TiE is reaching out and fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs.



TiE Seattle

Constantly evolve alongside the Seattle startup ecosystem to provide the resources the ecosystem needs.


TiE Seattle

Reach out beyond the South Asian community to support the larger Seattle startup ecosystem.


TiE Seattle

Forge strong partnerships with all players in the ecosystem to ensure we find the right resources for any startup that comes to us for help.