TiE Boston

101 Main St, 14th Floor

Cambridge, MA 02142

617-225-0419

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2 YEARS IN OPERATION

100%

GRADUATES STILL SCALING

5

COHORTS GRADUATED

$104m+

FUNDING RAISED

56

STARTUPS ACCELERATED

52%

FEMALE FOUNDED COMPANIES

11

SECTORS REPRESENTED

130+ 

MENTORS IN NETWORK

63%

FOUNDER DIVERSITY 

358

JOBS CREATED AND RETAINED

3

EXITS

WHAT WE DO

A program of TiE Boston, we help the teams of "Seed to Series A" companies overcome typical barriers to growth by helping them to optimize their strategic positioning, operations, sales and competitive advantage.

WHY WE DO IT

Founding a startup is tough. It's lonely. TiE Boston has a vibrant community of serial entrepreneurs, thought leaders and industry experts who understand these challenges and can help you identify pathways to scale. Through TiE ScaleUp, we support your growth and help you succeed. 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

When you have raised funding by developing your products and services, leveraging your team and offering a breakthrough value proposition to your customers - you are doing something right. We help you take your company to the next stage of growth by rolling up our sleeves and addressing topics and challenges relevant to companies in your maturity.

 
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TiE ScaleUp was a great experience for founders to get out of the normal day to day craziness of running a startup and to connect with fellow founders to talk honestly about relevant topics and expand our networks. We also really loved the sessions with the extremely accomplished speakers, and have gone on to implement what we learned in our business. We can definitely say that TiE has made us a better company.

Spiro Technologies

Cohort 4

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

ACCESS TOP MENTORS FROM BOSTON

Each startup admitted to TiE ScaleUp is match to two mentors from our vast network of entrepreneurs who have successfully scaled and exited their own companies.

PROGRAM

Cohorts go through a 6 month program which kicks off with a mentor mixer in December, officially kicks off in January and concludes with a showcase at the end of May. Our curriculum is taught by professors of leading business schools, serial entrepreneurs and thought leaders. The TiE ScaleUp Faculty curate each session to help you dig deep into the operations of your startup and to walk out with an immediately applicable framework or plan to scale. Check out our FAQ page for answers to your questions. 

Join as a TiE Boston Associate Member

The cost for admitted companies to join the program is $1995 for a two year membership to TiE Boston. You will have immediate access to the TiE Boston Charter Member Community and receive invites to network and build close relationships with the serial entrepreneurs and investors in our community. The membership fee is also used to offset running costs for the program. 

Pre-Launch Mentor Mixer

Be prepared to network with a large group of entrepreneurs who have successfully scaled and exited their companies. Once you have been matched, you work with those two mentors for the duration of the program. We ask that companies should mentally reserve 0.3 - 0.8% of their equity (in the form of advisory shares) for their mentors based on the quality of mentoring received. This is only to be given at the discretion of the company upon the conclusion of the program, combined with a minimum mentor satisfaction rating and a vesting schedule. 

Orientation & Welcome Reception 

On day one we are already working with you to hone in on your challenges and preparing you for success. We close the day with an invite-only reception of individuals who can help you in your growth trajectory.

ScaleUp: Confidential

During the program, we schedule three fireside chats so you can get guidance and unfiltered access to titan entrepreneurs

Pop Up Sessions

Based on the needs of the current cohort, we arrange for optional sessions to focus on industry specific needs such as applying for SBIR funding, FDA approval, etc. 

Workshops & C-Suite Roundtables

We organize regular workshops to help founding teams do a deep dive into each component of their business model. Sessions are taught by the TiE ScaleUp Faculty in addition with alumni who have graduated the program. 

 

We also host a number of discussions that are closed to the current cohort so they may share their triumphs, challenges, receive support and feedback from their peers 

VC Practice Pitches

Test your pitch with venture capitalists to receive feedback and suggestions on how to best prepare for your next raise.

Demo Day & Showcase 

At the conclusion of the program, cohort display their tech and pitch to a room of investors, thought leaders and the press. For a recap of TiE ScaleUp Cohort 4, check out these articles from Venture Fizz and Bostinno

 

WHY SEED TO SERIES A? 

We know that this is a tough time for startups. You have customers, you have a team, you are burning through your cash and expectations are high. Our community has a wealth of experience to help you tackle these challenges and prepare to scale. We have been there and we will help you get to where you need to go. 

PARTNERS

It takes a village to grow a company. We are able to provide additional resources to our companies due to the generosity and commitment of our partners. 

 
 

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