1) Venture Challenge May 10, 2014 – On May 10th 2014, the TYE Vancouver teams will compete in the Venture Challenge at SFU Campus in Downtown Vancouver. The teams will present their business ideas to an esteemed panel of Venture Capitalists, Bankers and Business Leaders. All students who participate in the Venture Challenge will receive a TYE Program Certificate of Completion. The team that wins the Vancouver Venture Challenge, as determined by the judging panel, will receive a chance to compete in TYE Global Business Competition in June 2014 along with winning teams from around the world participating at various TYE chapters.
– Keynote Speaker: Bruce Croxon – As the newest investor on CBC Dragons’ Den, Bruce is keenly adding a broad range of businesses and products to his portfolio that tap into his passion for digital media, health, and marketing. Long before “social networking” became a buzzword, Bruce made his mark as a digital pioneer by co-founding the beginnings of Lavalife in 1988. Under his direction, this early tech start-up grew into the marquee brand in online dating with over 2,000,000 users (and countless successful marriages!). After its spectacular rise and with the support of his partners, he led the sale of the company to a stunning 180-million dollars.
2) TiE Young Entrepreneurs Global Competition
TYEing Young Minds Together in Vancouver
June 20, 21 and 22
Over 2000 students and mentors have been part of the TYE Program World Wide in 2014 TYE’s scope reaches to 5 countries, 23 chapters, over 700 student participants out of which 120 will participate in the 2014 Global Competition in Vancouver.