MAY 2023
TiE DC University Program
TiE DC University Program Winner wins 1st Prize at the Global Pitch Competition! We are so proud! Congrats to the HUBLY team!

TIE DC has been actively promoting entrepreneurship among school and college students primarily through two of our flagship programs - TIE University and TIE Young Entrepreneur Program.

As part of the TiE University annual pitch competitions this year for 2023, we have successfully organized the finals on April 1, 2023, which saw the participation of several teams from different universities.

After a rigorous selection process from a long list of competent teams, the judges announced the top three winning teams: - Hubly Surgical, Winner from the Johns Hopkins University, Wise Cities, runner-up from the University of Maryland College Park and Fancy & Spicy, second runner-up from the University of Maryland College Park.

A special thanks to our TiE University judges: Anil Sharma, Vanitha Khera and Praba Murugaiah!

On May 2-5 the winner Hubly Surgical advanced to the global competitions at TiECon in Silicon Valley, and won the global pitch fest competition!
TiE DC Young Entrepreneurs (TYE)
TYE Bootcamp happened every Saturday since March 2023, where 50 high school students gathered for weekly lessons on entrepreneurship.

Students worked very hard to prepare for the pitch competitions that took place on May 6th and on May 13th to select the top team which will be advancing to compete at the global level during June 22-24 in San Diego, CA.

All teams presented high level pitches and we are so proud!
Here are our TYE 2023 winners:

1st Prize Winners: Safe Step - Heading to TYE Global Finals!
2nd Prize Winners: Sharp Clothing
3rd Prize Winners: Redefine Print

Best Customer Validation Prize: SleepScentials
Best Lean Canvas Prize: Infrared
Best Teamwork Prize: Amplifyr
Best Elevator Pitch Prize: SleepScentials

Thank you to Srini BayireddyVenkata Veera and their amazing team, and all volunteers (Ananya Veda Enganti, Tarika Dhillon, Rohan ParalkarRaaga K., and Sriya Medarametla) who worked so hard and delivered a great event! 

Last but not least, thank you to Marc Steren and University Startups for their incredible support to the program!
The TYE competition provides an excellent platform for young entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative ideas and receive valuable feedback from experienced professionals in the industry. Such initiatives are vital to foster and promote entrepreneurship, which can drive economic growth and innovation in society.
What a great “GovCon Launch” event we had on May 11! It was so exciting to see a full room with 90 participants engaging in meaningful discussions and networking on government contracting for small and mid size business! 

Attendees had the pleasure to hear from keynote speakers Sonny Hashmi (GSA) and Exodie Roe III (GSA), and participate in the panel discussion led by Alan B. Thomas Jr. (Former GSA) with Mike Pullen (CGI), Emily Hallenbeck (BofA), K.A. Perkins (SBA) and Jeff Shen (Red Team)!

Hope to see all of you at
GovCon GROW” in October! 

Big thanks to our sponsors:
Platinum - Bank of America. 
As well as sponsors: CGI, DuploCloud and Reston Law Group.
A Wine Tasting eventing at
OTIUM Cellars!
June 9

*A Charter Member Exclusive Event
"From Disruption to Evolution: The Intersection of Tech, Digital Currencies and Banking for Startups"

May 23rd, 2023

Mason Square, Arlington VA

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