TiEQuest, the annual business venture competition hosted by TiE Toronto that features an “Expression of Interest” for investments of up to $1,000,000 to top teams and various cash prizes and in-kind services from sponsors exceeding $150,000 in value for contest winners, has agreed to use Cdling Ratings in its review process whenever possible.
“Last year over 225 entrepreneurs from 51 different cities across North America participated in TiEQuest”, says Karl Miranda, Associate Director responsible for TiE Toronto operations. “Cdling ratings will help our reviewers as we continue our quest to discover and support the best startups in 2013.”
We can not say enough about this break through. TiE is one of the most important and influential startup networks in the world. Most people outside of Silicon Valley do not realize the historic role that pioneering engineers from India played in the creating the most successful tech companies in the world. While there have been other instances, this is the first time that we have been able to talk about a clear case where real money is on the line and Cdling ratings will have an impact on the decisions being made.
Last date to register for TiEQuest2013 is Jan 31, 2013 (11:55PM, EST) at www.tiequest.org