TiE Detroit — the entrepreneurial organization that started out for Indian expatriates, but which has since growth beyond those original roots — is adding another business plan competiton to the Southeast Michigan mix.

The TiEQuest Business Venture Competition is an initiative by the global TiE organization to create and present a comprehensive framework to integrate a business plan competition with mentoring and investment.

The group says the objectives of TiEQuest are to create a pool of entrepreneurial talent, strengthen the ecosystem of entrepreneurship, increase probability of success, raise the profile of innovation and entrepreneurship and link entrepreneurs to mentors and investors aiming for longer term relationship-building.
TiEQuest is open to all current and aspiring entrepreneurs, providing a strong start to the winners and enhancing the probability of success in their ventures. Judges and mentors for TiEQuest are successful entrepreneurs and experienced investors and fund managers who will provide a very high level of mentoring to the contestants at no cost.

Winners will be provided in-kind services and support from TiEQuest’s vast network of in-kind sponsors. These free services include intellectual property consultation, legal and patent services, financial management, and IT advice. TiEQuest maintains and monitors the progress of its contestants and provides support even after the competition concludes. 
Submission deadline for an executive summary is Sunday, June 12. The competition will be held on Saturday, July 16.

For more information and to register, visit http://tiequestdetroit.myreviewroom.com.


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