Praveen Tailam has been elected as the Chairman of the TiE Global Board of Trustees. Praveen was previously the Vice-Chairman of TiE Global Board in 2018.
Praveen has been a charter member of TiE Boston for a long time. He is well-known in the community as an investor, startup advisor, speaker, mentor, and philanthropist. Praveen was the President of the Boston chapter from 2016-2018. Praveen is passionate about strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and frequently engages with investors and industry experts to infuse intellectual and investment capital. Praveen was instrumental in promoting angel investing across the TiE ecosystem. Along with actively supporting and advising startups, Praveen co-manages multiple dental practices in New Hampshire and Maine. Praveen, a technologist by training, founded Redtail Consulting, a Boston area IT consulting practice in 2006 and operated the business through 2012 after being in the industry for several years.
On being elected as Chair, Praveen said, "The year 2020 has been a challenging one, and it was gratifying to see how the chapters responded to stay relevant to the needs of the entrepreneurial community. Over the last several months, chapters continue to reinvent themselves and participate in numerous virtual events worldwide. The success of the recent TiE Global Summit (hosted by TiE Hyderabad) with almost 30,000 attendees is a testament to the strength of TiE. We have a high-caliber board and we will focus on increasing brand awareness, chapter development, TiE programs' consistency, and measuring their impact. We will enhance our offerings and increase membership and mentor recruitment to advance our programs. We will continue to host events that boost networking opportunities across chapters and invest in technology platforms. TiE is well-positioned to advise state and central governments in proposing business-friendly policies to drive the startup ecosystems and enable cross-border investments''.
TiE Global programs include TYE (TiE Young Entrepreneurship) for high-schoolers, TiE University - for university students, TiE Global Angels and TiE India Angels funding early and growth-stage startups, TiE Women provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and TIE Access is a program to serve underserved communities and minorities.
TiE Global has also launched ten special interest groups in various domains, including Education, Healthcare, Emerging Tech, Fintech, Gaming & Media, Hospitality & Tourism, Manufacturing, Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability. The TiE Global Summit conference has empowered various stakeholders in the startup community in Asia and all over the world. The TiE Global Entrepreneur Awards is a new initiative which recognizes and celebrates outstanding entrepreneurs around the world.