CAMBRIDGE, MA—TiE-Boston Executive Director Anuradha Yadav has left the second-largest largest chapter of TiE-Global after serving less than two years but plans to stay engaged in the startup ecosystem in an advisory capacity with a few Boston-based startups.
TiE-Boston President Praveen Tailam said Yadav will be missed and the organization has already started interviewing candidates to fill the position of executive director soon.
“We are already in the process of interviewing candidates. We would like to bring someone with relevant experience in the startup ecosystem,” Tailam told INDIA New England News. “It is an influential position. TiE-Boston programs such as TyE, TiE Scaleup, TiE Angels and StartupCon are gaining tremendous visibility and making a very positive impact in the entrepreneurial community and is important to find the right candidate.”
In an e-mail interview from Austria, Yadav said she is presently taking some time off to spend with her husband and travel.
“In the near future, I look forward to working on our family foundation in honor of our father Dr. Dharam P. Yadav’s memory on a number of projects relating to health and development in India as he started out his professional career, post St. Stephens College, working for the planning commission focused on rural development initiatives and communication structures,” Yadav said. “This is a cause near and dear to my heart. I also look forward to staying engaged in the startup ecosystem in an advisory capacity with a few Boston-based startups.”
Yadav joined TiE-Boston in late 2014, but had volunteered for Tie-Boston prior to that.
“I know TiE-Boston will find an Executive Director in the near future as this is a great opportunity for someone interested in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. TiE-Boston President Praveen Tailam is leading the search and the Board is actively engaged in the process,” Yadav said. “Although I am leaving the Executive Director position, I have been involved with TiE-Boston for 11 years (I used to Co-Chair the Social Entrepreneurship SIG for 4 years) and plan on staying engaged with the TiE-Boston community.”
TiE-Boston President Praveen Tailam
When asked why did she leave TiE-Boston, Yadav said: “It has been an amazing experience to working with the TiE-Boston community, including the Board, charter members and volunteers and we did a lot in my nearly two year tenure.”
She said some of the goals accomplished during her time included:
- Rebranding TiE StartupCon and almost doubling the number of attendees,
- Launching TiE ScaleUp, our program to help companies between Seed and Series A financing,
- Creating curated dinners to connect younger entrepreneurs with seasoned entrepreneurs,
- Two successive years where TyE high school teams won in TyE Global,
- Organizing deep dives in Tech, Cleantech and Social Entrepreneurship, and
- Working with other awesome organizations in our ecosystem to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in New England.”
“I am so grateful to have worked with such inspiring entrepreneurs,” Yadav said.
With her passion about helping entrepreneurs start and scale their companies, Yadav led TiE-Boston’s strategic initiatives and strengthened its innovative programs for entrepreneurs.
TiE-Boston provides programs to help all entrepreneurs from the high school level to those ready to fundraise. Yadav has also been a longtime mentor and advisor to social impact companies at MassChallenge, the largest not-for-profit startup accelerator in Boston. She also served as a trustee on the University of Vermont (“UVM”) Board of Trustees and is currently an Emeriti trustee as well as a member of the UVM Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Yadav graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Vermont and received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, she clerked for the Honorable William K. Sessions, III, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.
For ten years, Yadav was a corporate attorney, practicing at State Street Bank and Trust Company, Ropes & Gray, LLP, Brown Rudnick, LLP in Boston, and DLA Piper LLP in Atlanta, GA. She has represented start-up companies from initial formation, through venture capital financings, and acquisitions.
Since 1997, TiE-Boston has been supporting entrepreneurs by offering education, mentorship, networking, and funding opportunities. TiE-Boston is a chapter of TiE-Global, the largest global not-for-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship. TiE-Boston members leverage the global network of members from 61 chapters in 18 countries. TiE has 12,000 members throughout the world, and has contributed over $250 billion in wealth creation.