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TiE Launches New Mentoring Program in Dallas

Aspiring Entrepreneurs in Dallas Learn From Seasoned Experts to Propel Their Businesses

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - April 07, 2014) - Aimed at developing the future generation of Texas based businesses by providing both business knowledge and company specific advice, the TiE Dallas Mentoring Program, which just kicked off with its first group event on March 27th, is attracting significant interest in the community.

"The addition of a mentoring program completes the TiE entrepreneurial ecosystem, with TiE Dallas now providing all the support that entrepreneurs need to be successful," says Pratima Rao, Founder and CEO of Compellink and President of TiE Dallas in 2012 - 2013.

Aspiring entrepreneurs get the chance to refine their business ideas and strategies through one-on-one meetings with mentors who have successfully created and run their own businesses. Each mentee has the opportunity to learn from more than one mentor, depending on the individual needs of each mentee and the skillsets of participating mentors. Each mentee has paid a membership fee which entitles them to 6 hours of one-on-one mentoring plus attendance at quarterly group mentoring events in 2014. Mentees will be expected to track their progress against an agreed upon set of goals, to ensure that each mentee benefits from the program.

"The idea is to provide a platform to help entrepreneurs succeed with the help of a seasoned coach. Whether the new venture is in the big data, social media, mobility, or nearly any other space, we have mentors available through the TiE network who can assist," says Nick Mysore, Angel Investor and Advisor, and Chair of the TiE Dallas Mentoring Program.

The TiE Dallas Mentoring Program was first announced at TiECon SW 2013, a collaborative event between TiE Dallas, TiE Houston, and TiE Austin on October 26, 2013, under the leadership of then President Pratima Rao. Kanwal Rekhi, Managing Director, Inventus Capital Partners, was a keynote speaker and with Nick Mysore launched the mentoring program at a special Mentoring Roundtable luncheon event for attendees.

"I am thrilled that we have identified a real need in the Dallas area, as evidenced by the multitude of passionate entrepreneurs who are keen to join this program, but feel badly that we must turn away so many of them. Since we are only just starting up, we must be prudent and keep our inaugural class to a manageable number of participants to ensure that each receives maximum benefits," says Nick Mysore.

The TiECon SW 2013 Mentoring Roundtable event was standing room only. Since then the interest has continued to be overwhelming. Everyone involved in the program cleared their calendars for 100% attendance at the Mentoring Program Kickoff Dinner on March 27th.

"The energy and passion at the mentoring kickoff dinner has been unlike anything I have seen in a long time. It is exciting to see so much enthusiasm for this new program," says Om Singla, President, Automation Image, and now a mentor in the mentoring program.

Nilesh Naik, President at Eagle Circuits, Governing Board Member of TiE Dallas, and now a mentor in the new mentoring program says, "We are excited to offer the TiE Dallas Mentoring Program in the Dallas community and believe it will be a great supplement to the other educationally relevant programs in the DFW area. This program also provides a tremendous opportunity for those of us who have already been down the path of starting a new venture, to give back to others in the entrepreneurial community who have only begun their own journey."

For additional information on the program, or to register to participate, visit https://dallas.tie.org/initiative/15/tie-dallas-mentoring-program. Information about TiE Dallas can be obtained from http://dallas.tie.org.

About TiE
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 11,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 17 countries. TiE's mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE's focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.

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