Venue: 11920 Alterra Parkway, Austin TX 78758 (Vrbo Building @ the Domain)


TiE is a nonprofit venture focused on supporting entrepreneurs from all industries and backgrounds through all stages of the startup lifecycle. The organization has a global reach and a local focus where organization’s leaders bring the values of the TiE community to their cities. 

TiE Austin is bringing the prestigious TiE Pitch Competition to Austin on November 7, 2019. The pitch competition aims to bring together top startups from Austin’s startup community. For this inaugural competition, TiE Austin is seeking startups that have participated in an Austin-based startup accelerator over the past three years. The goal is to support entrepreneurs and provide more opportunities to compete for additional runway they need to achieve their next milestone.

In this competition, startup finalists will compete for at least $20,000 in total equity-free cash prizes and potential investment up to $250K from the TiE Angel Network.

TiE Austin Announces Top Eight Finalist for the Pitch Competition

4ToldFintech (Austin, TX) 4ToldFintech is a technology company delivering a disruptive platform and approach to including the unbanked and underserved markets in Latin America and the US in the broader economy by providing more efficient access.

SurgePower Materials, Inc  (San Marcos, TX) SurgePower Materials, SP2HybridTM technology is patent pending and ownership is assigned to SurgePower Materials by the inventor and co-founder of SurgePower Materials. SurgePower Materials is well positioned to develop and commercialize production of specialty carbon based nanomaterials, and redefine the graphene market, and be a leader in the global graphene market. With our dedicated and experienced team consisting of inventors, business directors, project managers and researchers, the best of SurgePower Materials is yet to come.

ClassNotes (Austin, TX) Class Note is a startup that is committed to providing the best quality
educational resources to the students all around the world. We believe in good quality education
and that it is a basic right of every human being. Class Notes is working to digitize the educational
resources for students all around the world so they can access this information globally.

teleCalm, Inc.  (HQ Dallas) teleCalm improves the quality of life for families and caregivers living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We provide safe phone service for seniors living at home, in assisted living, and memory care communities. Our customers experience life-changing benefits for the senior and reduced caregiver stress.

Skaffolder (Austin, TX) Skaffolder helps developers create custom web and mobile application in many programming languages starting from dynamic, Docker certified templates. Skaffolder provides operational, fully documented code – easy to customer and ready to be deployed in mobile and cloud environments. The generated source code is fully documented and customizable. Templates are reusable, reducing development cost, ensuring coding standards and reducing the need for specialized skills.

Care2Rock (Austin, TX) Care2Rock C2R is the easy, affordable way to learn music from anywhere; they provide instruments and live online lessons via award winning custom platform. Care2Rock offers intersecting music, technology, and social enterprise. Students take music lessons – live and online – through Web RTC browser to browser technology, which allows for ease of scaling and lesson recordings. First, instruments are send to beginner (wholesale)  to develop loyalty to monthly lesson subscription platform. Then, students meet their teachers – vetted by Care2Rock – live and online. Finally, teachers volunteer for youth in foster care for free on our platform, changing lives!

Blipic (Austin, TX) Blipic helps Create Healthy Companies by harnessing the power of community and nature to inspire engagement among employees. They simply encourage folks to spend more time outdoors, together. Through this, Blipic is able to create a connected culture of highly engaged employees within the workplace.  Using social incentives, Blipic provides an un-intimidating program build for employees of ALL ability levels to improve health, team collaboration, and reduce the source of related expenses. Our close ties to local communities allow us extend beyond the walls of the traditional work-spaces to connect those with similar interests, as well as support local organizations.


MDM Wound Ventures Inc. (Schertz, Texas) MDM wound Ventures is a veteran owned company that develops and manufactures innovative and disruptive products, for advanced wound care and diabetic limb salvage providers, that improve patient outcomes and decrease treatment costs.



In addition to competing for cash and investment prizes, startup finalists will receive access to world-class mentorship from top venture capitalists, family office leaders, executives, and strategist across both Austin and TiE’s global community.

The startups finalists selected for the competition will be judged by top venture capitalists and family offices from Austin and the United States. Startups will present to a room full of top executives and senior business leaders from the TiE network. 


TiE Austin knows how important is it for startups to receive access and exposure to potential investors, partners, and customers. That is why this competition is bringing together top venture capitalists and family offices from around the United States to judge the event.

We also feature a highly-curated audience of senior executives from top businesses, firms and organizations in the area and from the TiE global network.


Nitin Rai, TiE Global President, Managing Director:  Elevate Capital

Krishna Srinivasan, Founding Partner:  Live Oak Venture Partners

Scott Craig, Partner: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Law Firm

Arun Prakash, Managing Director: Carbon Arrow

Aaron Perman, Vice President: S3 Ventures


  • November 6, 2019: Event rehearsal
  • November 7, 2019: Event day