SOURCE: TiE Dallas

TiE Dallas

August 07, 2014 13:46 ET

TiE Is Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Dallas

Aspiring Entrepreneurs in the TiE Dallas Mentoring Program Pitched Their Business Concepts and Learned From Experts

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - August 07, 2014) - Launched earlier this year, the TiE Dallas Mentoring Program just held its first progress check event on July 31st. The Mentees, representing the future generation of Texas based businesses, showcased their progress in the program by pitching their business ideas to the larger group of Mentors, Mentees, and invited guests.

"Creating an ecosystem conducive to accelerating entrepreneurship is the mission of the TiE Dallas mentoring program," says Nick Mysore, Angel Investor and Advisor, and Chair of the TiE Dallas Mentoring Program.

In the TiE Dallas Mentoring Program, aspiring entrepreneurs get the chance to refine their business ideas and strategies through one-on-one meetings with Mentors who have successfully created and run their own businesses. Each Mentee has the opportunity to learn from more than one mentor, depending on the individual needs of each Mentee and the skillsets of participating Mentors. Each Mentee has paid a membership fee which entitles them to 6 hours of one-on-one mentoring plus attendance at quarterly group mentoring events in 2014. Mentees are expected to track their progress against an agreed upon set of goals, to ensure that each Mentee benefits from the program.

"Good ideas are only one part of the equation. We arm Mentees with all the tools to solve market needs efficiently and quickly," says Nilesh Naik, President of Eagle Circuits, Interim President and Governing Board Member of TiE Dallas, and a Mentor in the TiE Dallas Mentoring Program.

At last Thursday's event, guest speakers armed the Mentees with practical advice for staffing and for IT hosting. Tad McIntosh, Founder and President of Humcap, shared his top 5 Human Capital Success Factors. Karen Hinegardner, Director of Customer Experience at VirtuWave, shared opportunities for getting a startup's IT infrastructure up and running with minimal time and cost.

"Social media and ecommerce are constantly evolving and moving at a rapid pace. Pinpointing the right solution for the need is a critical ingredient for success," says Nick Mysore.

As the TiE Dallas Mentoring Program has grown, so has the diversity of membership in the program. Industries represented by companies in the program range from computer software and hardware to interior design and e-commerce platforms. Participating companies are at all various stages of commercialization. Mentors in the program also have a diverse range of experience and are well equipped to provide valuable coaching to all Mentees.

"This was another TiE Dallas mentoring event where the excitement and passion in the room was obvious. The event ran late yet people still stayed afterward to keep the dialogue going and maximize their value from the event," says George Brody, Founder, President, and CEO at GlobeRanger Corporation a Fujitsu Company, and a Mentor in the mentoring program.

For additional information on the program, or to register to participate, visit https://dallas.tie.org/initiative/15/tie-dallas-mentoring-program. Information about TiE Dallas can be obtained from http://dallas.tie.org

About TiE
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 11,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 17 countries. TiE's mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE's focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.

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