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TIE ENTREPRENEUR INSTITUTE FOR SMALL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS (EISB)
January 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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
| 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
Getting started. How to form and structure your company
Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
Madhu Singh, Chief Legal Officer, Foundry Law Group
Wed Feb 5
Fundamentals of Small business finance
Jon Gonzales, Partner, Deloitte
Earl Overstreet, CEO of GMI
Wed Feb 12
Andrew Klein, Founder,
Greg Southern, GM, Wingstops
Wed Feb 19
How to set up and manage an eCommerce site
Sharad Mittal, CEO, Kinivo
Efrem Fesaha, Owner of Boon Boona Coffee
Wed Feb 26
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
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:
| Program Fee
TiE Members: $49
Non Members: $69
| 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.