Pitch To Investors

TiE10 awards program incorporates standard multiple regression techniques combined with comprehensive evaluation, screening and judging processes. All processes are designed and validated at various levels to deliver a transparent, robust and fool-proof system.

  1. Register your company for TiE10 on TheBizPlanner: Any individual, founder, CTO, or authorized representative of a technology start-up can register their company. Nominating individual must use website domain email address. Please go to the Registration page to follow the steps to apply. Incomplete nominations or incorrect contact details automatically disqualify the registry. No further contact will be made. Successfully completed registrations are automatically confirmed by email. Thousands of companies representing virtually every technology hotbed community worldwide participate each year.
  2. Qualification: Companies are first qualified by ensuring that they meet the criteria set for what constitutes a start-up. To qualify, companies must be privately held and less than 7 years old. 7400+ tech start-ups were screened this year.
  3. Judging: A team of carefully chosen panel of experts, including venture capitalists, angel investors, corporate executives and successful entrepreneurs, will screen the companies on TheBizPlanner Competition edition. Scoring is done on each company’s IP, business model, and team. This process pares down the applicant pool to select the best-of-breed finalists! The TiE10 finalist are put through another level of final judging to pick the very best TiE10 winners.
  4. Registration: There is a $500 fee for applying to the program. This includes one complimentary passes with full priviledges to the conference. Additional registrations from same company are offered at a 50% discount.
  5. Why Participate?
    • A coveted “Winner” or “Top Start-up” (Finalist)
    • Exposure to Venture Capitalists, Corporate Executives, Customers, Employees at TiECon and beyond.
    • Potential opportunity to present in TiE Showcase track in front of investors and others.
    • Access to the TiECon Media Lounge and Tech Press to pitch your story.
    • Exhibit in the Startup Expo at the conference. Booth purchases are subject to availability on first come basis at a discount.
    • Complimentary pass to TiECon full conference.
  6. Confidentiality: Judges’ identities, their affiliations, company representations, scoring patterns, and all information related to their participation in the TiE10 selection process will be held confidential. Judges will work independently and will not know the scores or identities of the other judges. Judges are selected only by invitation and are subject to TiE Silicon Valley’s strict confidentiality and disclosure guidelines.
  7. TiE10 Winners Announcements & Awards Ceremony: TiE10 winners will be announced by email and on website on September 1st. They will all be invited to do their final pitches at the TiEcon and then three winners will be announced at the Tiecon on Spe 29th.
  8. TiE10 Showcase: Ten companies out of the TiE10 winners will be selected to present at the TiE10 showcase track on May 11th afternoon in front of an audience of venture capitalists, angel investors and corporate executives.
TiEcon is your opportunity to pitch your business plan in front of Angels, VCs and Industry experts. Submit your business plan now using the link below



TiE 10 Judges

Smita Bagla

TiE SoCal President 2018 and 2019




Shankar Ram

TiE Socal Angels Chair



Vijay Kotrappa

TiE SoCal Labs Acting Chair,

TiE Global Trustee



Mangesh Mahajan

TiE Pitch Club Chair



Vishal Arora

Track Chair TiE Angels/Investments


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