TYE to TiE Journey
When & Where
10:15 am – 10:30 am
About This Talk
Entrepreneurship is a journey that starts with having a mindset to turn problems into opportunities. At TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) Academy program, we nurture this mindset as a life skill, which puts them on a path to become a successful entrepreneur and a lifelong contributor of the TiE Ecosystem.
In this session, we will talk about how you can be on this journey.
Reena Gupta (Moderator)
Founder and CEO
Co Founder & COO
Learning to Unlearn. I am a born leader and a Changemaker in Progress. A diligent and enthusiastic individual, currently on the outlook for Internships in the field of Consulting and Entrepreneurship, having a keen interest in the innovation and consultancy sector. I am a hardworking, dedicated and confident person; currently studying BBA - Management at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. I believe that it is most important to constantly learn from one's mistakes since learning is a work in progress. I will always look at evolving as a person as one of my major life objectives, as evolution and excellence go hand-in-hand.
Co-Founder and Partner
Co-Founder & Partner, 11-11 Ventures -- investor relations and operations of venture capital in early stage technology companies run by the best entrepreneurial minds in the world Board Member and Past President, TiE Atlanta -- executive leadership of top five chapter of a non-profit that fosters entrepreneurship globally through networking, education, mentoring, and investing Co-Chair of the TiE University global initiative Co-Founder & Former Principal, Element Funding -- strategic planning, finance and accounting, human capital, IT Executive VP, HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation -- sales, business development, and HR VP, Moore USA (now part of R.R. Donnelly) -- general manager President, LPI Enterprises Multiple sales and sales support roles at Xerox Corporation Field and HQ roles at IBM Corporation Faculty member at business schools of California State Univ & Louisiana Tech Univ Specialties: General management, business development, new business startup, HR, finance and revenue/expense management, non-profit boards
CEO, Monsoon & Co-Founder
I am a startup Jill-of-All-Trades, having held executive and/or founding roles at seven entrepreneurial ventures. I have held leadership roles across a broad array of functions including marketing, partner/developer ecosystems, strategic alliances, product & project management, IP licensing, sales operations, HR, finance, M&A, and fundraising. Strong individual contributor and personnel manager, willing to get hands dirty to get the job done efficiently. Specialties: marketing, strategic alliances, fundraising, business leadership, high-touch sales, mergers and acquisitions, minority equity investments, IP licensing, strategic planning, project management Industry Experience: eCommerce, mobile, blockchain, semiconductor, govtech, GIS, enterprise software, SaaS, legal cannabis/hemp, venture capital, M&A
Off Grid Technologies, Inc
I caught the entrepreneurship bug when I was ten years old. My company was called iTutor and I taught senior citizens how to use their Apple devices. I identified a gap in the market, shared my skills, and earned $20 on my first day. I’ve been hooked ever since. These days, I'm a social entrepreneur who believes every venture is an opportunity to serve a broader purpose. I'm a driven, inquisitive, outgoing self-starter with a passion for learning and inventing. I find unique solutions to real-world problems and have innovated in various fields including portable charging, peer-to-peer tutoring, biotechnology, online education, and water leak detectors. My interests include FRC robotics (The Agency 3021), debate (Classical MP in Policy Debate), trivia (Academic League), investment (Young Investors Club), and programming (USACO). When I'm not thinking about the next billion-dollar idea, you’ll find me playing chess, caring for foster kittens, or laughing with friends.