TiE Houston Celebrates 2018 Accomplishments!

TiE Houston Past Presidents, from left: Dr. Arun Pasrija, Aruna Viswanathan, Dr. Atul Varadhachary (incoming), and Dr. Shri Iyer

HOUSTON: Before the year could come to an end, TiE Houston wanted to host one more networking social to celebrate all of their accomplishments from 2018 and have to look forward to in 2019. The event was held on December 20, at one of Houston’s newest restaurants, Poitin, which has great food, ambiance, and view of Houston’s incredible skyline.

TiE Houston President, Dr. Arun Pasrija welcomed all the guests and debuted their promotional video which was created by TiE Houston member, Namrata Singh of Misfit Communications. It highlights the history, mission, and diversity of the global TiE organization and how Houston’s chapter works hard to uphold it’s pillars of education, networking, mentoring, incubating, and funding.

Ana Rojas Bastidas (left), TiE Houston Executive Director and Pradeep Anand, long time TiE Houston member.

After the video, TiE Houston Executive Director, Ana Rojas Bastidas, presented an overview of all of the year’s events. It included the many organizations TiE partnered with, such as The Cannon, HAN, TMCx, and Station Houston to bring unique events to Houston. Events included expert panel discussions on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Energy. She highlighted the progress of their TiE Young Entrepreneur program which is currently running with 25 high school students from underserved HISD schools.

View from Poitin Bar + Kitchen

TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, and education. TiE has 56 chapters across 17 countries with 11,000 members and 2,800 charter members. Charter Members, who are successful entrepreneurs and/or business executives, make the pillars of each chapters. They commit their time to help next generation of entrepreneurs – a “leveraged give back” which creates jobs, economic activities and wealth in the community. Houston chapter has a strong and vibrant charter member community helping meet’s TiE’s mission and making it a meaningful part of Houston’s start up eco system.

For more information on TiE upcoming events visit www.houston.tie.org