My Parting Thoughts …
“I have been proud to lead TiE Austin and feel that we have made a significant turnaround from where we were two years ago. I want to thank all the members, sponsors, board members, and event participants who helped me make this possible.
In this final missive to the TiE Austin community, I want to highlight some of the keystones of our success…Membership has increased both at General and Charter levels, the chapter’s Financial position is the strongest in over four years, Events have been regular, successful and very well attended, the Women Pitch Competition was one of the highlights of this year, The Young Entrepreneurs program has attracted active participation, and the TiE Austin Angels initiative has been launched. TiE Austin has aided eight startups in moving forward in their development and our chapter has directly enabled $750 K+ funding to startups in Central Texas.
Moving forward, TiE Austin, like any similar organization, is entirely dependent on the active engagement of its members. This cycle is virtuous only if it is nurtured regularly through constant participation and interaction.
I am grateful for the opportunity to lead TiE Austin and will remain actively engaged with the chapter. My thanks to all who have helped me over the past two years and who continue to be committed to the success of TiE Austin. I am delighted to hand over the leadership of TiE Austin to Will Simpson starting January 2022.”
Jayshree Vakil, President, TiE Austin