ACCESS 2020 is an entrepreneurship program launched by TiE Atlanta Angels to close the mentoring and funding gap between women- and minority-owned businesses.

While women – and minority-owned companies are trailblazing the entrepreneurship scene, access to capital, mentoring, and the right network remain as barriers. ACCESS aims to set the stage for business owners to present their product or service to established angel investors from TiE Atlanta.

This forum will be closed for submissions on May 15, 2020 with qualified participants announced by June 5, 2020.

To qualify, companies must meet the following criteria:

  • Early stage, Seed, Seed+
  • At least one female or minority founder/cofounder (Asian American, African American, Hispanic, Latinx)
  • Post Revenue
  • Must be able to provide proformas, financials, and investment goals upon request
  • Business plan summary
  • Location preferred: Georgia, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee


FIRST PLACE – $50,000 & opportunity to present at TiECON Atlanta 2020
SECOND PLACE – $30,000
THIRD PLACE – $20,000

All placed companies will receive: Three months of mentorship with TiE Atlanta Charter Mentors; Two tickets to TiECON 2020 on September 25, 2020; One year of TiE Atlanta membership for up to 2 co-founders