Announcing the TiE Women’s Global Pitch Competition

The TiE Women Chandigarh Chapter is pleased to announce the TiE Womens Global Pitch Competition.

TiE Women is dedicated to Embrace, Engage and Empower women entrepreneurs across the globe. The program will be aligned with TiE’s pillars focusing on fostering entrepreneurship. The sector-agnostic program is focused on women entrepreneurs, irrespective of the size of their enterprise, origin, standing or background.

The vision is set to be achieved through a solid mission of sustainable and easy-to-adapt programming for all 61 chapters of TiE Global that will track the entire entrepreneurial journey with solid outcome metrics. The program is built on the Pillars of TiE Global: Learning, Mentoring, Access to Funding, Scalability, Safe Space and Community.

In India, TiE Women has partnered with empoWer for 2020 program. empoWer – An initiative by Zone Startups India – Currently in its 5th Edition, is India’s First Tech Accelerator for Women.

Agenda
  • Inclusion of women in the formal startup ecosystem of the region: After a basic recce, we found out that most of the women entrepreneurs work in the shadows and their companies, products and services are hardly known or seen in the startup community. The agenda is to get these women out of their cubholes and be seen as serious contenders for funding, scaling up or both!!
  • Access to the global community of TiE for Networking and Mentoring – both at the global level and the local level.
  • Funding via our investor network – both within TiE and outside of it.
  • Access to high quality Master classes over the year. These classes may include topics such as -How to build your brand, Understanding Digital Marketing, How to create the perfect PitchDeck etc.
  • The Business Plan Competition – women entrepreneurs from our region get a chance to participate in the global pitch competition in collaboration with Empower – India’s first Accelerator for women. There is a prize money of 100K USD at the final pitch + Bootcamps + Access to global investors + Prizes at the chapter level.
Why TiE Women?

Connect with Global mentors for online mentoring

Chapter Runners-up attend all expenses paid two-day workshop in Jaipur (Tentatively October)

Chapter winners attend all expenses paid, two-day bootcamp in Mumbai (Tentatively November)

100K USD worth Prize money and offerings for the winner of Global finals. Attractive cash prizes, access to investors, sponsor prizes and more at Dubai culmination

*In case the travel restrictions extend beyond the end of this year, we will be inevitably forced to host a virtual final Pitch Competition.
Who Can Apply?

Early Stage

  1. Should be a registered company(PVT Ltd or LLP).
  2. Less than 3 years.
  3. Bootstrapped or seed funded.
  4. Company has a MVP.

Late Stage

  1. Should be a registered company(PVT Ltd or LLP).
  2. Less than 7 years.
  3. The product of services is commercially available.
  4. Registered Sales.
Rules for Applying
Rules for Applying
Early stage Late stage
  • Less than 3 years
  • May have received its initial, or seed funding
  • Company has an MVP
  •  Less than 7 years
  • The product or service is commercially available
  • Registered sales
  • The startup should be registered in the state.  In case the Chapter in the registered state is not participating, then the startup can participate in the nearest city by geographic proximity. We will require residential proof of address and a Utility bill.
  • Application Form – One startup can only apply to one Chapter worldwide.
  • Women-led or Women co-owned startups only.
  • We encourage Pvt. Ltd. Company to apply, not mandatory for pitch competition but essential to be potentially investible
  • Membership – Top finalists have to be members of the TiE local chapter, before they travel for the workshop, bootcamp or Dubai culmination.
  • Judges independent of TiE, inclusive of angel investors or VCs. Screening committee for entries should comprise of CMs, Board Members, preferably angel investors
Participation Fee
For TiE Members For Non-TiE Members
  Free   INR 10000 + Applicable GST
(this includes one year membership for TiE Women Chandigarh Chapter)
Timelines
Chapter Level – Chandigarh (May 2020- Aug 2020)
Applications Open   27th May 2020 to 15th July 2020
Completion of Screening   20th June 2020
Announcement of 10 Finalists   22nd June 2020
Allotments of Mentor   1st July 2020
Internal Pitch Competition to be conducted   20th Aug 2020
Announcement of 1 Finalist & 3 Runners Up   25th Aug 2020
Global Level (Sept 2020-Dec 2020)
Connect Chapter winner with mentors for finals
Training for the Chapter winner, by assigned mentors to present to a large audience – full of investors, VCs, accelerators, etc.
Connect with Global mentors for online mentoring
Chapter Runners-up attend all expenses paid two-day workshop   October
Chapter winners attend all expenses paid, two-day bootcamp in Mumbai   November
100K USD worth Prize money and offerings for the winner of Global finals.
Leadership – Global Team
Hemalatha Annamalai

Chair – TiE Women

Dharti Desai

Vice Chair – TiE Women

Nitin Rai

Past Chair – TiE Global Board of Trustees

Mahavir Sharma

Chair – TiE Global Board of Trustees

Dinesh Dhamija

Vice Chair – TiE Global Board of Trustees

Vijay Menon

Executive Director – TiE Global

Aparna Mishra

Program Manager – TiE Women
Manager, Marketing & Communications – TiE Global

TiE Women Chandigarh Chapter – Team
Munish Jauhar

President TiE Chandigarh

Davinder Partap Singh

ED TiE Chandigarh

Ritika Singh

TiE Women Chapter Lead – Chandigarh

Kanika Rajdev

TiE Women Co Lead – Chandigarh Chapter

Jatinder Kaur

Program Coordinator

Screening Committee

 

Mentors – to be announced soon

 

Judges – Confidential

 

Application Deadline: 15th July, 5:00 pm

Apply Now

For more details contact Jatinder Kaur

Phone: +919855836111

Email: accounts@tiechandigarh.org