What is TiE50?
The prestigious TiE50 awards recognize the top technology and technology-enabled startups at TiEcon, the world’s largest entrepreneurship conference.
Since its inception, 84 percent of TiE50 winners and top startups have been funded at a total of over $1 billion. Many of these companies went on to acquisition or a public offering, with 29 of the exits at over $100 million: FireEye (IPO), Mulesoft (IPO), Pearl Therapeutics (acquired by AstraZeneca), and VeloCloud (acquired by VMware).
Past Winners Talk About TiE50
Read about it from a couple of past TiE50 winners.
Selected as a TiE50 winner in both 2014 and 2015, Altia Systems is an industry-first solution producing high quality panoramic video for everyday audio teleconferences and web collaboration sessions in real time as a ‘plug-and-play’ USB. “The competition is phenomenal, lots of great companies here,” said Aurangzeb Khan, Altia Systems president and CEO. He added, “TiE50 attracts great companies from around the world, and so we deeply appreciate this recognition for PanaCast and our team, partners and customers as we together transform how people see and connect electronically.”
VeloCloud, now part of VMware, is an SD-WAN market leader. Sanjay Uppal, CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud, a 2014 TiE50 winner, says, “We’re disproving what the Rolling Stones said in the 70s…we’re inviting everyone to get ‘on our cloud.’ My expectation is that moving functions into the cloud and running them as a service, is going to be an enduring architecture…” Uppal added, “We are delighted and honored with the TiE50 award, a great testament to the quality and talent of the VeloCloud team which is committed to re-inventing the WAN.”
TiE50 is Best of the Best
TiE Silicon Valley’s premier annual awards program is keenly contested by thousands of early- to mid-stage startups. “TiE50 has become a global brand that attracts thousands of tech startups worldwide. Last year, we screened more than 7,400 companies from 28 countries…Our program has gained notoriety over the past decade as a competition run with the highest level of integrity and vigorous screening and judging by domain experts. TiE50 is one of the very few competitions out there without pay to play.,” said Kamal Anand, TiE50 Program Chair.
How Does TiE50 Work?
Applications are rigorously reviewed by a panel of judges including venture capitalists, angels, successful entrepreneurs, and corporate executives. A nominal application fee of $500 includes a complimentary single two-day pass to the TiEcon 2021 conference.
“As a 27-year not-for-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and with a global footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, and investment professionals, at TiE Silicon Valley we take pride in the fact that we have created, TiE50, a strong 10-year old brand for recognizing high potential startups ,” said B.J Arun 2020 President, TiE Silicon Valley.
Apply Now for TiE 50 Awards
Don’t delay. Apply here
The TiE50 awards 2021 application process is open through April 25th, midnight PDT (Early bird offer ends on March 7th 2021). All information is kept confidential. Winners will be announced at TiEcon 2021 on April 30th through email and on TiEcon Website. This is a unique opportunity to apply amidst this pandemic and be recognized… There is no downside, but it could change the trajectory of your startup… Please share this message with your network today!
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