From Vision to Reality: IEEE’s New Entrepreneurship Opportunities

entrepreneurship_300x200For decades, IEEE members have been at the forefront of turning their ideas into successful businesses. No matter the technical discipline involved, members are constantly looking to pioneer new solutions through development of services and products. At the forefront of innovation, with representation across the globe, members are uniquely positioned to interact across disciplines and markets, with the end result of translating initial visions into concrete realities. With “startup” culture at the heart of an increasing number of technologies both emerging and traditional, IEEE has made it an imperative to provide members with crucial resources to participate in this ever-developing environment.

Through the formation of the 2014 IEEE AdHoc on Entrepreneurial Activities last year, IEEE identified that members would benefit greatly from new opportunities to help them initiate or grow their ventures. This month, the 2015 IEEE Technical Activities AdHoc on Entrepreneurial Activities has brought these desires to fruition, by launching a number of new initiatives designed to facilitate discussions regarding entrepreneurship, technology marketization, manufacturing, investment and beyond.

Looking to gain information on how to take your technical knowledge a step further? Have a great idea, but don’t know how to get it started? Curious about how successful founders have floundered and failed, tried and triumphed throughout their past experiences? Together, these new initiatives will help facilitate discussions regarding entrepreneurship, technology marketization, manufacturing, investment and bring together tech founders across IEEE.

In order to provide interested members and the general public with a one-stop, centralized hub hosting the most current information, IEEE has developed a new public community targeting technology startups, young professionals, investors and venture capital organizations. The IEEE Entrepreneurship Exchange website features articles, resource links, timely information and forward-looking commentary on IEEE activities related to technology startups. It also contains a resources directory to which members of the IEEE Entrepreneurship Exchange can regularly contribute.

n3xt_twitter_headerAt the heart of startup culture is dialogue, and there’s certainly no substitution for receiving advice and guidance in person from top tech founders, and networking with other tech startup individuals and/or investors! Learn from some of technology’s best, brightest, and most innovative through the first-ever IEEE event dedicated to entrepreneurship. IEEE N3XT is IEEE’s full day summit for tech startups as well as the investment and services community interested in technology entrepreneurs. The event is designed to provide a forum for in-person networking, inspiration and skills learning by strengthening business development skills, learn how to turn ideas into inventions, sharing inspiration from success and failure lessons of startup visionaries.

Tapping into the collaborative spirit of the entrepreneurial community, IEEE Collabratec™ Entrepreneurship Exchange Community provides a medium in which individuals are able to discuss and develop entrepreneurial ideas and receive continual feedback on their progress.  The community is available to the public but requires the creation of an IEEE Collabratec™ profile.

Finally, for IEEE members looking to add “Startup”​ to their IEEE member profile, there is now the IEEE Entrepreneurship Exchange Member Community available.

Join the conversation about building an entrepreneurial skillset and taking your ideas to a greater market!

Resource Links:


  • Wonderful progress for one who has been involved in mentoring more than 500 technical Startups during the last 10 year’s.

  • Initiatives like these provide real value add for IEEE YP and members. In Sustainability terms, these are benefits from the Institute which are “material” to members.

    Great going !

  • I have a question.

    Is the Tesla electric string generator real ?

    Have any members of the IEEE built a successful model?

    thank you,

  • This is a subject I was looking for some time. Thank you IEEE!. I will share this article to my colleagues.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *