American Tamil Entrepreneur Association (ATEA) is a business-focused non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the vision of creating and providing a platform for networking, exchanging business ideas, seeking mentorship, investments, making connections, and creating an atmosphere for entrepreneurial thinking among NRIs and Americans of Tamil origin. ATEA is for entrepreneurs in all industries at all stages, and enables them to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.

ATEA was founded in 2016 by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors, and academicians with the goal of giving back to their community by sharing their knowledge and expertise with next-generation entrepreneurs.

ATEA’s mission of “Link, Learn and Lead” is to provide a dynamic entrepreneurial environment that helps entrepreneurs and business leaders to be inspired, create connections (Link), and share knowledge (Learn) that leads to business growth and success (Lead) that benefit the community.

ATEA offers excellent opportunities to its members to make their ideas come true through networking, education, mentoring, and funding to start, run, and grow businesses.

ATEA is designed to provide value for an entrepreneur (or aspiring entrepreneur), a corporate executive, early-stage startup founder, a student graduating to the workforce, or a consummate professional.

Our expert advisory committee will help offer education and research on various topics including personal growth, career advancement, money management, health and wellness, small business and entrepreneurship, social media branding, and more.

In addition, ATEA has a definitive vision for women entrepreneurs and student entrepreneurs through mentorship and reverse mentorship programs. ATEA intends to encourage women to take a more significant role in changing the course of their own lives and in being a force for change in their communities through their businesses.