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High School Program

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE)

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Foster the next generation of leaders by creating a new learning environment where high school ages participants can experiment, build resilience, and collaborate to create productive and successful pathways for personal and professional goals.


Empower youth worldwide to be entrepreneurial and lead in a dynamic global environment through a unique integrated curriculum that can be modeled to meet local economic and social challenges.


To build resilient and collaborative entrepreneurs to meet local economic and social change


Program Details

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TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) is an exciting and challenging program designed to help high-school students develop business acumen and realize the rewards of entrepreneurship through a combination of instructor led and mentor facilitated sessions. Teams employee design thinking approach to ideate on product or service they would like to bring to the marketplace. Working under the mentorship of industry leaders they validate their ideas with customers by building prototypes, develop go to market strategies and financial plans. Towards the end of the program, the teams compete at the regional level for cash awards totaling $5,000. The regional winner goes on to compete at the global competition for cash awards totaling $10,000.

This is a very competitive program and requires commitment of 3-4 hours per week over the 6-7 month duration of the program.
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Program Flow



Date Topic
October Business Model Overview
October Opportunity Recognition
November Research & Insights
November Ideate using Design Thinking
December Customer & Market Validation
December Market Placement and Promotion
January Setup and Scale Operations
February Financial Model
March Communications
April Mock Competition
May Regional Competition
TBD TiE Global Competition

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