The competition, to be held in Arlington, VA, will feature 20 teams of high school students from across the world.
The annual TiE Young Entrepreneurs Global Final Competition will be held in the Washington, DC, area on June 22 and 23.
The competition will feature 20 teams of high school students from different chapters of The Indus Entrepreneurs from all across the world.
Teams will participate in a “Maker’s Faire” and “Elevator Pitch” competition before the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, where global winners will be announced.
TiE Young Entrepreneurs, known as TyE, is an initiative of TiE that educates high school students in the basics of building a business and entrepreneurship. Since the program’s inception in 2005, TyE has successfully impacted more than 10,000 children around the world, led by educators, mentors and community leaders, according to TiE.
The host of the competition this year is the Washington, DC, chapter of TiE.
“TiE DC is again — after 5 years — proud to support TYE Global so that we can mentor, train, inspire, and support the next generation of young global entrepreneurs,” TiE DC President Sheela Murthy told the American Bazaar. “At the end of the day, the most innovative ideas require a team to make magic happen. We really appreciate so many TYE Chapters from across the globe participating to make the competitions more fun and challenging. We are also excited to invite audience members to attend to watch the competitors make their final pitches.”
The Global Final Competition features the best teams from TiE chapters from around the world, selected after several smaller competitions held at the local level. In these competitions, students competed in groups, created business plans and presented their ideas in front of a panel of judges and audience members.
Day 1 of the competition will be on Friday, June 22, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, Virginia. Teams will be presenting throughout the day, both in person and via videoconference, where guests can come, meet the students, watch the competition and enjoy the hospitality center throughout the day..
Day 2 of the competition will take place on Saturday, June 23 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the George Mason University’s Founders Hall in Arlington, Virginia.
Murthy, a prominent immigration lawyer and the founder of the Owings Mills, MD, -based Murthy Law Firm, said a strong TiE DC team is working behind the scenes to make the event a huge success. “At TiE DC we have a strong team that supports each other to make TiE DC successful.”
The main sponsor of the event this year is Infinite Computer Solutions.
Tickets to the event can be purchased on the TiE website. Here is the link: https://hub.tie.org/e/tie-young-entrepreneurs-2018-global-business-plan-competition