May 5th, 2017 – San Francisco, California – Vitls is excited to announce that it has been selected as a “2017 TiE50 Winner” for the prestigious TiE50 Awards Program recognizing the world’s most innovative tech startups. Winners were announced on Friday, May 5th at the Santa Clara Convention Center during TiE Silicon Valley’s annual tech entrepreneurship conference, TiEcon. 

“We feel extremely honored and grateful to be recognized as a TiE50 winner. TiE has been doing an incredible job of recognizing entrepreneurs and the work we do. Startup life is hard and it’s great to receive this kind of support along the way.” said Vitls Founder & CEO Werner Vorster.

“TiE50 has become a global brand that attracts companies from all over the world. We screened thousands of companies this year and selected the most innovative 50 companies as TiE50 Finalists. TiE50 company presentations were well received at the conference. As a not-for-profit, our vigorous screening and judging adopts multiple regression techniques to ensure process integrity,” said program co-chair Daniel Zimmer. 

“This highly successful program is in its ninth year and has been a major draw at TiEcon. The TiE50 Program is one of TiE Silicon Valley’s most successful programs,” said Sanjay Shirole, program co-chair. This year, the screening committee included 31 accomplished domain experts and influencers who participated. Our judges included senior executives, venture capitalists, and marquee tech entrepreneurs.”

About TiEcon:
TiEcon is an annual tech entrepreneurship conference put on by TiE Silicon Valley, a not-for-profit organization in its 25th year. The conference attracts loyal participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global service providers. TiEcon 2017 attracted 6,000+ attendees from across the world – including CEOs of established companies to first-time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. TiEcon was listed by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 best conferences for ideas and entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information on TiEcon, visit http://www.tiecon.org/.

About TiE:
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a non-profit founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals. TiE is a 320,000+ network with 14,000+ members and operates cohesively through 61 chapter locations in 18 countries.

Jillian Manus (Managing Partner - Structure Capital) and Werner Vorster (Founder & CEO - Vitls)

Jillian Manus (Managing Partner - Structure Capital) and Werner Vorster (Founder & CEO - Vitls)