Silicon Valley-based The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) conferred the Global Entrepreneur of the Year Awards to four iconic Entrepreneurs and to three organizations fostering entrepreneurship.

TiE announces 2021
Global Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Satya Nadella, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Kumar Mangalam Birla
honored in multiple categories


Tim Draper
Founder, Draper Associates and
Draper University
Jury Chair
“I am pleased to be the chair of the jury and we have chosen some outstanding individuals and organisations this year as winners. As entrepreneurs you should build freedom and trust and push the ball forward. I thank TiE and my fellow judges to help identify and honour all awardees”
Rich Karlgaard
Publisher and Columnist, Forbes
Prof. Eugene Kandel
Co-Chairman, Start-up Nation Policy Institute Israel
Manne Dabholkar
CEO, Gift Global Initiative
Prof. Rama Chandran
Professor and Executive Director, Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at Indian School of Business


Entrepreneur of the Year

Elon Musk

for Global Entrepreneur of the Year - Immigrant Entrepreneur

Jeff Bezos

as Global Entrepreneur of the Year - First Generation

Satya Nadella

as the Global Entrepreneur of the Year - Entrepreneurial CEO

Kumar Mangalam Birla

Global Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Transformation

Ecosystem Awards


for Best Global VC Fund


for Best Global Accelerator for Startups


for Global University Promoting Student Entrepreneurship


The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 15,000 members, including over 3000 charter members in 61 chapters across 14 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, education, incubating, and funding. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.