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High School Program

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE)


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

What is TYE?
  • TYE is a premier global program within TiE, a global non-profit organization focused on fostering entrepreneurship amongst high school students.
  • TYE’s mission is to empower youth worldwide, as leaders, in a dynamic global environment to make positive impacts on our community.
  • TYE focuses on developing skills such as leadership, innovation, collaboration, and more to address economic and social challenges by focusing on the rewards and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur.
  • TYE is a mini MBA that culminates in a Shark Tank like business case competition.
Why TYE?
  • Helps students bridge business concepts to real ideas.
  • Helps students achieve their personal and professional goals to create successful pathways.
  • Helps build college ready skills; Curiosity, Passion, Perseverance, Assertiveness, Communication, Planning, Financial Management.
  • Provides students 1-1 mentoring from leading startup owners, industry leaders, venture capitalists.
  • Provides opportunity to win seed funding in terms of cash awards at regional and global competitions.
  • Provides summer internships opportunities.

 Wednesdays 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

OctoberBusiness Model Overview, Opportunity Recognition, Research and Insight
NovemberSolution/Product Development
DecemberCustomer, Market and Legal Validation
JanuaryPrototyping, Marketing
FebruaryOperations, Financial Model
AprilMock Competition
MayRegional Competition
JuneGlobal Competition

New Students: $500.

Returning Students: $400 (Registration by July 15th).

Financing Aid available on case by case basis. Email [email protected] for details.

Success Stories

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