PROGRAM OVERVIEW

TiE Seattle

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

TiE Seattle - TiE Silicon

TiE ENTREPRENEUR INSTITUTE

TiE Entrepreneur Institute Is a unique and compelling curriculum, to help aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs understand the fundamentals of building a startup. It is unique in the fact that the modules are by founders, successful entrepreneurs, seasoned executives, law firms, accounting firms and domain experts. Most importantly, it is taught in a format which combines a lecture followed by an interactive session. The content is offered in person, as well as accessible online.

Unlike other offerings for entrepreneurs, which range from standalone sessions on a topic to multi-course learning paths which can last several months or semesters, TiE Entrepreneur Institute provides  a structured, comprehensive, short program, available as interactive, online and offline sessions that can accommodate the busy schedules of entrepreneurs.

This is a paid program, with discounts available to paid TiE Seattle members.

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Module 1

Module 1 is about the fundamentals of starting a company.
Often entrepreneurs are well into their idea and have started speaking to potential customers, but do not incorporate until there is a customer ready to try their product or service. At that time, its important to get the right structure without spending too much time and money on evaluating and understanding options. This module is intended to help accelerate the process of setting up the right entity, optimized for your needs.

  • Getting Your Company off the Ground – Duncan Butcher and Ryan Nisle, Partners, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
  • Finance Essentials – Jon Gonzales, Partner and Mai Noonan, Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte
  • Fundamentals of Financial and i Modeling -Andrew Klein, Founder
    Accounting
  • Fundraising Fundamentals -Craig Sherman, Partner , WSGR
    Kellan Carter , Partner , Ignition
  • Building an Effective Investor Pitch – Sudip Chakrabarti , Partner , Madrona Venture Group

Module 2

One of the biggest challenges budding entrepreneurs face is aligning Product, Sales and Marketing to successfully start bringing in revenues. Join us for Module 2, where the Entrepreneur Institute brings together some of the product and marketing experts to share their advice and strategies on how to scale your business. We have stellar speakers lined up for Product Marketing, Customers Validation, Go-to-Marketing strategy, PR and Sales .

  • IP Protection and Data Privacy – Justin Wagner, Partner. David L Rice,  Partner. Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
  • Customer Validation and Achieving Product Market Fit – Vishal Anand, VP of Product Management, Perion Network. Paul Ingalls, CEO Ripl Inc.
  • Building a go to market strategy – Sanjay Puri, VP Product Marketing, Avalara.
  • Building a sales organization – Dharmesh Singh CEO and Co-Founder, Fullcast.io. Nikhil Hasija, CPO and Founder of Azuqua.
  • PR and branding – Belinda Young, Founder and President ,BYPR. Taylor Soper, Geekwire.

Module 3

Module 3 is aimed at helping startups which have some market traction start scaling their business. Each session will provide attendees with the opportunity to gain insights from successful founders and VCs to accelerate the growth of their business.

The ideal participant will be the CEO and Founder of a venture-scale tech startup that:

  1. Has a team or co-founder
  2. Has a product that’s at least at MVP stage
  3. Has some traction whether it’s revenue, customers, or investment

SCHEDULE

TiE Entrepreneur Institute helps new and early stage entrepreneurs understand the fundamentals of building a startup from successful entrepreneurs, seasoned executives and domain experts in interactive sessions.

We are pleased to announce Module 3, which will begin in April 2019. Module 3 is aimed at helping startups which have some market traction start scaling their business. Each session will provide attendees with the opportunity to gain insights from successful founders and VCs to accelerate the growth of their business.

We are excited to release the schedule below – we expect that each session will have insights from global thought leaders + a Fireside Chat with a successful Seattle Founder + a leading Seattle area VC. Keep checking back as we add more presenters and attendees to the sessions

Module III

Date and Time
Session
Speakers

April 18

5:00-7:00 PM

Enhancing your Go-To-Market for scale

Speaker: Sanjay Puri, VP Product Marketing, Avalara

Founder: Nikesh Parekh, CEO & Co-Founder, Suplari

VC: Jason Stoffer, Partner, Maveron

April 24

5:00-7:00 PM

Building and Scaling your Sales Organization

Speaker: Dharmesh Singh CEO and Co-Founder, Fullcast.io

Founder: TBC

VC: Kellan Carter, Partner, Ignition Partners

May 1

5:00-7:00 PM

Five Steps to an Effective Sales Team

Speaker: Mark Meuleman, Partner, Altus Alliance

Founder: Joshua Gebhart, Founder, Metric Story

VC: Tim Porter, Managing Partner, Madrona Ventures

May 8

5:00-7:00 PM

Key Do’s and Don’t for Recruiting and Building a World Class Company Culture

Speaker: Andrew Wright, Managing Director, Wright Ventures & Founder & Former-CEO, Smilebox

Founder: Vetri Vellore, Former-CEO and Co-Founder, Chronus Corporation

VC: Greg Gottesman, Managing Director, Pioneer Square Labs

May 15

5:00 – 7:00 PM

People 101 & Setting up a High Performing Team

Speaker: Mikaela Kiner, Founder & CEO, Reverb

Founder: TBC

VC: TBC

May 23

5:00-7:00 PM

Building and Managing an Effective Board of Directors

Speaker: Madhu Singh, Chief Legal Officer, Foundry Law Group

Founder: TBC

VC: James Newell, Partner, Voyager Capital

SPONSORS

TiE Entrepreneur Institute is supported by our generous sponsors: