TiE NY celebrates silver jubilee event with awards and music


Dharti Arvind Desai (TiE Global Board of Trustees member and Immediate Past President, TiE NY), Manjusha Tipre (President, TiE NY) and board members receive NYC Mayor Eric Adam’s citation from Dilip Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs.

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New York, NY

On October 14th, TiE NY celebrated its Silver Anniversary Event at the beautiful Conrad Downtown.

The theme of the Gala was “Celebrate. Nurture. Imagine”. On a magical autumn evening in New York, with more than 230 guests in attendance, TiE NY recognized and celebrated all that the TiE NY’s chapter has accomplished in the last 25 years, setting the stage for NY’s entrepreneurs to be nurtured through new and old connections and mentorship, and inspired all in attendance to imagine what the next 25 years of entrepreneurship will look like.

An absolutely riveting Keynote address was delivered by our very own unicorn founder Sunil Madhu, who is now a Charter Member and continues to give back and pay forward to a community that mentored and nurtured him during his early days as a first-time entrepreneur. A fantastic panel on imagining the next 25 years of entrepreneurship had leaders like Micheal Hund, Lata Setty, Lauren Foundos, and Sara Hand.

TiE Global Members enjoying the program. A rapt audience of over 230 people comprising of successful entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and start-up founders from more than 7 countries, listening to a special virtual address by Desh Deshpande, global leader and philanthropist.

The evening also showcased the best artistic talent from the Sonalee Vyas Dance Academy, Columbia Sur and sitar and tabla players, Shraman Sen and Milan Ganatra. Special awards and recognitions were given to the global leaders and sponsors who came from all over the world to celebrate.

A key highlight of the evening was a citation given by New York City’s mayor Eric Adam’s office to TiE NY, which Dharti, Manjusha, and the board received from Dilip Chauhan, the Deputy Commissioner from NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. Dilip spoke eloquently about the early days with TiE and the mayor’s efforts in fostering entrepreneurship through diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Also, the Deputy Commissioner spoke about his office and how the NYC Administration is going to help the businesses that want to establish their presence in NYC. He also mentioned after a number of years of advocacy first time in the history of NYC Mayor declared Diwali Holiday in NYC Schools. Also, he applauds the great work of TiE mentorship program to contribute to NYC’s economic growth.

TiE President Manjusha, Dharati, and Board Members on stage during the felicitation ceremony.

On this commemorative occasion, Dharti said, ‘I salute the spirit of giving back to this global community and am very honored to have led the chapter for 3 years and chaired the TiE Women global program with more than 3000 women entrepreneurs impacted. We have miles to go and NY will continue to trailblaze in being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of entrepreneurs. Such occasions not only reinforce my commitment to the TiE ethos but also motivate me to do more!”

Manjusha added, “I am a first-generation entrepreneur from a small town in India! I wish I had a TiE when I first started! I call out to the hundreds of start-up founders and thousands of budding entrepreneurs out there who need mentors, incubators, and access to funds! Come join our vibrant community and find out first-hand how we can accelerate your journeys!”

TiE is the largest global non-profit organization with 58 chapters in 12 counties which fosters entrepreneurship through education, mentoring, networking, incubating, and access to funding. TiE has had a significant impact on the entrepreneurial community by mentoring 25,000 startups, creating 2.5 million jobs, and generating $1 trillion in wealth.

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