PDXSW# is extremely honored to announce that TiE Oregon will be a Platinum Sponsor for #PDXSW Spring 2013. TiE Oregon‘s commitment to the Portland startup community has been instrumental to the success of entrepreneurs in the region and their sponsorship of #PDXSW will benefit the participants of the upcoming Spring 2013 event on April 26.
TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who were interested in giving back to the startup community. With 61 Chapters in 17 countries, TiE’s global mission is to provide a platform for entrepreneurs and those interested in economic value creation to come together to share ideas.
The Oregon chapter was launched in 2007. Since then, TiE Oregon has a number of accomplishments to its credit and many startup success stories. TiE facilitated funding for the companies of several members including Zapproved, Cloudability, Athletepath, Geoloqi, GlobeSherpa and Chirpify.
Mentorship is a big focus of TiE. Charter Members have been very active in mentoring entrepreneurs through idea formation, launch and funding. TiE Oregon mentors are extremely active in the startup scene in Portland and get an early look at many companies. In addition, TiE Oregon provides the following programs & events to assist entrepreneurs across Oregon:
- TiE Angels Oregon – Since Dec 2010, TiE Oregon Charter Members have invested more than $2.5M into Oregon startups. This year, a formal program has been initiated with an investment group that meets every month. Its mission is to support top-tier emerging companies with early stage investment, mentorship, and support.
- TiE Westside & Pearl Incubators – TiE Oregon partnered with Melvin Mark to launch an incubator for members. Entrepreneurs get smart space – rent a cubicle and network with other entrepreneurs and mentors and participate in events such as workshops and meetings. Next month, TiE will also launch the TiE Pearl Incubator.
- Monthly Programs – TiE Oregon provides events on topics ranging from Mobile Technology, to Investment trends, PitchFests, and “Tips From The Trenches” panel discussions where founders of cutting-edge startups offer advice to other entrepreneurs. At an upcoming event on May 1st, Dave Sanders, the Co-Founder of the innovative health technology company Zoomcare, will talk about his company.
We offer our sincerest appreciation to the TiE Oregon branch for their commitment to making the #PDXSW Spring 2013 event our most successful to date.