TiE 2014 International Business Plan Competition Winners

Tie BPC 2014


TiE´s vision is to empower college-level students to become entrepreneurs. Initiated by Ashok Rao, chairman of TiE Global and board member of Rice University, TiE Delhi-NCR and TiE Brussels decided to challenge the promising young innovators and future entrepreneurs by organizing TiE International Business Plan Competition (TIBPC) in Asia and Europe. The European Finals were held on Friday, February 14th, 2014 in Leuven, Belgium. TiE Brussels is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2014 Edition of the TiE International Business Plan Competition!

The independent jury consisting of Agnès FLEMAL (WSL) , An TANGHE (VOKA), Ludwig GORIS (Capricorn Venture Partners), Martin HINOUL ( KU Leuven), Michaël DE BLAUWE ( Bio Incubator) and Slim SEDIRI (WSL) deliberated to select the 4 best winners.

The winners of the Delhi and Brussels Finals will receive mentoring and coaching prior to entering the competition at Rice in an intense 3-day boot camp hosted by the TiE Houston Chapter and a spot at Rice University competition in front of 250 judges for a total of $1.5 million in prizes in April 2014. Participants of all competition levels (local, regional, global) got the opportunity to meet and network with VC investors and successful entrepreneurs who served as judges for the competition.


FilmShaker is an online Video On Demand platform for a premium movie offering of art-house and independent movies from around the world. The site is trendy, with innovative interfaces and search tools.

Our mobile marketing technology engages and entertains consumers by adding game mechanics to loyalty programs, providing a professional, easy-to-launch and affordable solution to even the next door flower shop. http://powzy.ch/web/

ArtFix brings the arts to the people, wherever they are and whatever they are doing, by establishing stores in the center of cities, and delivering high quality original content, in all art forms in short bursts of time free or at very low cost.www.artfixlondon.com

Best Elevator Pitch goes to  :


Fair-T is an exciting new business venture focusing on Fairtrade cotton with unique, bold and eye-catching prints, suited for the new and emerging urban brand culture the UK has embraced. In using FLO certification Fair-T is able to develop a brand in which consumers have trust due to the positive brand recognition the Fairtrade Foundation has created. http://www.fair-t.com/

We are eternally indebted to our host (TE Connectivity), to our sponsors (KU Leuven, Leuven.Inc, TiE Global), to our participants and to our faithful guests for making it a success! And I’d particularly like to thank our start-ups who pitched in to make the event a great moment! So thank you to everyone who makes TiE Network for what it is…. without your dedicated support, this all would have not been possible.

Best wishes

Posted on February 24, 2014 in TiE UK North News

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