The IEEE Region 8 Entrepreneurship Initiative is an initiative started in 2018 and led by the IEEE Region 8 Young Professionals team aimed at the segment of existing and potential members that habit the Entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The end-goal of this Initiative is three-folded: to strengthen the knowledge of our young entrepreneurs by providing them mentorship, boosting their network by putting them in contact with the relevant stakeholders and getting them global exposure by sponsoring their participation in Summits and other Entrepreneurship events of the kind.
We believe that IEEE encompasses a unique strength in this domain with technical foundations of the organization and ability to shape the entrepreneurship endeavor innovative and impactful.
IEEE Region 8 Entrepreneurship Week is a program supported by IEEE Region 8 Young Professionals, IEEE Region 8 Professional and Educational Activities subcommittee and IEEE Region 8 Action for Industry where the selected Entrepreneurship ambassadors are encouraged to organize a free-form event of the entrepreneurship spirit that also incorporates pitching competition for the teams with innovations, startups and capable teams with creative intentions in general.
Those events should be held during the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week. The “Global Entrepreneurship Week is a collection of tens of thousands of events, activities and competitions each November that inspire millions to explore their potential as an entrepreneur while fostering connections and increasing collaboration within their ecosystems. In total, it is estimated to gather 10 million people, 35,000 events in 170+ countries.”
The nature of each local event, the topics, the speakers and the agenda are tailored by the Entrepreneurship ambassadors.
Ambassador needs to work with IEEE Student Branches, Young Professional Affinity Groups or parts of section such as Professional Activities, society chapters or more. Bear in mind that this could also be a good source for part of the event organization funding.