TiE Kerala Chapter was registered in March 12, 2003 with ten charter members. Within a short span of 10 years, the chapter grew to its present strength of 54 charter members and 700+ members who are CEOs of SMEs/Professionals representing industries like IT, hospitality/tourism, food, agro, financial services, pharmaceuticals, education, consultancy, automobiles, manufacturing, etc.
Due to a number of historical and social factors, entrepreneurship is not considered as a covered vocation in the State. This has resulted in a situation of a relatively small industrial base and a not too pervasive entrepreneurial culture. Sectors such as IT, Agriculture & Hospitality industry have solid foundations of Kerala. Successful Professionals and Entrepreneurs in these sectors have meaningful roles to play in building entrepreneurs. They can share their experiences to motivate and guide the aspiring entrepreneurs, leveraging on competitive advantages of the state.
TiE Kerala has a vision to become an organization instrumental in:
In line with the above, the mission of TiE Kerala is to nurture entrepreneurship through:
All TiE Kerala activities are directed towards fostering entrepreneurship and nurturing entrepreneurs. These activities would include, monthly meetings, networking meetings, company forums, Special Interest Group (SIG) programs, mentoring entrepreneurs, involving in government/public policy, etc.
TiE Kerala always had a distinct character in the form and content of its programs for their intensity, creativity and eagerness to follow hitherto uncharted course. The series of seminars on SMEs (Family run Businesses), Women Entrepreneurship, Farm related Industries, Formation of Kerala Support Group, TiE Kerala Seed Fund, etc are few examples of such programs.
TiE Kerala normally scheduled their Monthly Meeting on last Wednesday of the month at IMA House Kochi from 06:30PM to 08:30PM followed by Networking Dinner. At this meeting an eminent person is invited as a Chief Guest who will be requested to address/make a presentation on a subject relevant to TiE's objectives. In addition, we may conduct workshops/seminars as part of Special Interest Group/TiE Institute program. The members can also monitor various programs conducted by other chapters globally through TGS (TiE Global System) website and get access to the same, subject to their terms and conditions.