TiE Boston Elects Anu Chitrapu as 12th President

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Anu Chitrapu to lead the Boston Chapter of World’s Largest Not-for-Profit Network Fostering Entrepreneurship.

TiE Boston, the region’s chapter of the world’s largest not-for-profit network dedicated to helping startups grow, has announced it has elected Anu Chitrapu as its President. She was elected to a two-year term to succeed Nilanjana Bhowmik, co-founder and general partner of VC firm, Converge. Anu will be the chapter’s 12th president and the second woman to hold the role.

Anu Chitrapu is Senior Vice-President and Global Procurement Executive at Bank of America. She has won awards at the bank for exceptional performance, been named to the high potential women leaders group and serves as the Executive Sponsor for the Asian Leadership Network in Boston. She is a seasoned and dynamic business leader with a track record of motivating teams to step up their performance and a natural evangelist and influencer with the ability to get people excited about an organization and its mission. Chitrapu has been a charter member of TiE Boston since 2006 and helped create the TiE Women’s Initiative (TiEWIN) with the mission of inspiring and empowering women leaders. She was also part of the TiECON conference organizing team for multiple years and had recently joined the TiE Boston board in Jan 2020.

edX CEO & Founder, MIT Professor and 2019 TiE Boston Lifetime Achievement Recipient, Anant Agarwal shared, "Congratulations to Anu Chitrapu on her appointment as President of TiE Boston. Anu truly embodies the spirit of TiE - entrepreneurship, creativity and collaboration are all parts of her DNA, as well as TiE's. Her experience, energy and passion for women empowerment will be instrumental in leading TiE into newer and greater heights, and I am confident under her guidance we will accomplish many incredible things together."

Started 27 years ago by a group of entrepreneurs who immigrated from the Indus region, the TiE network has become a vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurs, technologists, industry leaders, and investors to interact with one another and to build long-lasting relationships. The Boston chapter is best known for its flagship event TiECON East, a celebration of Boston’s innovative spirit; TiE Boston Angels, which bridges the connection between early-stage companies with advisors and investors; its ScaleUp accelerator, helping growth stage companies overcome traditional barriers to scale and identify pathways to growth; and under the TiE Boston Foundation, TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE), an award-winning program educating high school students who wish to become the next generation of entrepreneurs that is now taught globally.

Founding charter member, first president of TiE Boston, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, Desh Deshpande stated, “Anu is one of the most connected people in the community and her natural entrepreneurial energy will broaden the reach of TiE and multiply its impact.”

About TiE Boston
TiE Boston supports entrepreneurs by offering education, mentorship, networking, and funding opportunities. Founded in 1997 by entrepreneurs who immigrated from the Indus region, TiE Boston is uniquely positioned to champion inclusion in the innovation economy, and helps innovators and enthusiasts from all backgrounds. TiE Boston’s core strength comes from its charter members — innovators and business leaders who have led, scaled, and exited their own companies. They are deeply engaged and committed to giving back to the TiE Boston community by providing mentorship, tactical advice, and expertise to rising entrepreneurs. TiE Boston has built a network to guide and connect entrepreneurs with each other and with other stakeholders in the ecosystem, including seasoned entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, service providers, and early customers.

TiE Boston is the second-oldest chapter of TiE Global, the largest global not-for-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship. TiE has 12,000 members throughout the world, and has contributed more than $250 billion in wealth creation.

For more information about TiE Boston, visit http://www.tieboston.org/.

Simone LaPray
TiE Boston
(617) 225-0419

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