Sections Congress 2017

11 - 13 August 2017, Sydney Australia - Sydney Convention Center
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Sections Congress 2017

Brilliant Minds. Bright Futures. Sections Congress 2017

Sections Congress is IEEE’s triennial gathering of grassroots leadership at which attendees network with local geographic leaders, attend training programs and develop recommendations to guide the future of IEEE.  

As part of this year’s event, IEEE Entrepreneurship is coordinating several sessions to educate attendees on the recent efforts IEEE has made to engage and serve the engineering-driven startup community.  Please see the list of sessions below for more details.  

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Entrepreneurship Initiatives in Region 10 – 25 Minute Brief Session – Saturday 16:00 PM – Room E3.4 – Amit Kumar / Nivas Ravichandran

This session will cover entrepreneurship activities in Region 10, which include the IEEE Technology Entrepreneur’s Summit, IEEE Entrepreneurship Impact in India, Startup Village, Collaborations with Startup Saturday, TIE, and other initiatives, and the ​IEEE HardTech Summit.

Entrepreneurs Among Us: Making IEEE Relevant to Your Local Entrepreneurs – 25 Minute Brief Session – Sunday 9:00 AM – Room E3.4 – Allan Tear

Did you know that connecting to our leading technology and industry experts at IEEE conferences and in our online communities can benefit your startup operation?  Join our discussion concerning the ways in which your local engineering-driven entrepreneurs can leverage IEEE’s rich network of resources as part of their startup efforts.

How to Run a Successful Entrepreneurship Event in Your Section or Region: The IEEE Entrepreneurship Toolkit – 25 Minute Brief Session – Sunday 10:30 AM – Room E3.3 – Allan Tear

There are over 2,000 IEEE geographic units across the globe, many of which are looking for guidance with regard to entrepreneurship programming at their events.  Join this session to learn how the IEEE Entrepreneurship Toolkit offers a robust package of best practices for volunteer-led activities around the globe, including self-service & full-service options.  

Frontier Tech Entrepreneurship: How IEEE is Making Itself Relevant in the Next Startup Wave – 5 Minute Ignite Session – Sunday 12:53 PM – Exhibit Hall – Allan Tear

In an effort to raise awareness regarding IEEE’s recent splash into the engineering-driven startup space, we are planning several initiatives to support young companies whose focus aligns with IEEE’s mission: to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.  Come join us for a fast-paced session about how the IEEE Entrepreneurship Initiative is positioning itself to become a leading resource for frontier tech entrepreneurs in your area.  

Young Professionals and Entrepreneurship: Successes from the Field – 5 Minute Ignite Session – Sunday 12:59 PM – Exhibit Hall – Eddie Custovic

A success story of bringing together academia, government, startups, and economic development to ignite an IEEE Entrepreneurship, Student, and Young Professional Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Building Technical Communities Through Entrepreneurship Activities in India – 5 Minute Ignite Session – Sunday 13:05 PM – Exhibit Hall – Amit Kumar

This session will cover the impact and story of the Technology Entrepreneurs Summit – India, which brought 200+ attendees, including settled startups, entrepreneurs, government startup policymakers, young professionals, practicing engineers, and students.

Connecting Startups & Industry: How Sections Can Help – 5 Minute Ignite Session – Sunday 13:11 PM – Exhibit Hall – Simay Akar

IEEE Sections might have a significant role in connecting startups with industry and investment to empower the next disruptors. Section leaders and volunteers will have a chance to get inspired about how to take an initiative on these networks, the best practices by other sections, and opportunities to contribute to their section.