IEEE Region 8 Entrepreneurship Initiative, a program led by IEEE Region 8 Young Professionals and IEEE Region 8 Professional and Educational Activities, aimed at the segment of existing and potential members that habit the entrepreneurship ecosystem. We believe that IEEE encompasses a unique strength in this domain with the technical foundations of the organization and offers ability to shape an entrepreneurship endeavor innovative and impactful.
After we achieved a significant success in 2019 with 130 ambassadors from more than 20 countries in the region, who held 25 local events that resulted in over 35 technical innovations, finally leading to 6 finalist startups from all over our region, we are now kicking off a new edition. In 2020, we are planning a competition phase organized locally in sections, student branches and affinity groups, with local ambassadors, organizers and competition expert evaluators.
The role of motivating, organizing and implementing the competition in sections is the role of an IEEE Region 8 Entrepreneurship Initiative Ambassadors. While we are all adjusting to new ways of operation in the time of epidemics, response hackathons and datathons are already taking place around the world , with a hope that in-person events will be possible in 2nd half of the year. If you are a motivated volunteer interested in the technical innovations and shaping them to the entrepreneurship endeavor, we encourage you to fill the form – by June 15, 2020.
Check the photos of 2019 local events in the collage below.