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IEEE Entrepreneurship Impact Award

Submit Nominations Now – IEEE Entrepreneurship Impact Award

By Janati Nakimera

The IEEE Entrepreneurship Impact Award seeks to recognize an individual or team with a positive impactful engineering-driven solution in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Nominations will be submitted via the IEEE Entrepreneurship Impact Award Nomination Form.

IEEE would like to award a candidate who has made a distinguishing contribution in their country or region. IEEE Entrepreneurship’s core purpose is to promote ideas and startups that are building scalable enterprises that have the potential to create wealth and employment for the people as this directly correlates with IEEE’s core purpose to foster technology, innovation, and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

The IEEE Entrepreneurship Impact Award Judges will identify individuals/teams that are building innovations geared towards benefiting humanity and building a strong inclusive ecosystem.

Meet our team of judges below:

Simay Akar, Chief Commercial Officer & Co-Founder at Innoses, Social Impact Liaison 2021 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee
IEEE Entrepreneurship is improving entrepreneurial opportunity recognition through award initiatives to its ecosystem. Entrepreneurship is a journey that requires a lot of patience and dedication. It is a way of life that requires optimism and a positive, can-do attitude. Entrepreneurs have a lot of passion to create an impact on their ecosystem.  Every single accomplishment in the person’s journey creates a lot of value for society with the same vision.  It is important to let these achievements shine under the spotlight and let other entrepreneurial souls get inspired.


Subodha Charles, Member at Large 2021 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee
IEEE has been doing some outstanding work in the entrepreneurial space over the last few years, which has made a lasting impact on many communities. Those activities are only possible because of the contributions of many individuals, so it’s great that IEEE Entrepreneurship wants to recognize those individuals. The IEEE Entrepreneurship Impact Award can serve as a great catalyst for these activities. We expect more people to be motivated by such recognition and to contribute to uplifting the entrepreneurial ecosystems. IEEE Entrepreneurship has many other programs to facilitate this as well.


Janati Nakimera, Vice-Chair – Programs 2021 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee
The IEEE Entrepreneurship Impact Award seeks to recognize and award outstanding startups and ecosystem enablers that are contributing to the growth of the engineering-driven entrepreneurial ecosystem through spurring innovation. IEEE Entrepreneurship has for a long time been committed to providing a platform for different entrepreneurs to create innovative solutions/products and build scalable enterprises. I am thrilled to be apart of the team that’s going to judge this year’s competition. And I would like to encourage all entrepreneurs in the engineering-driven ecosystem to apply for this award.


Mohamed El Dallal, 2021 Affinity Groups: YPs Liaison 2021 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee
Startups and Small/Medium Enterprises are an essential building block for any economy, especially tech-based startups. IEEE Entrepreneurship supports startups in various ways. One of these is the Impact Award that motivates and supports startups to have more international exposure which helps in connecting them with different ecosystem pillars that accelerate their growth path. It is my pleasure to be a part of the team this year. I would like to encourage all tech-based startups to apply for this award.


Herbert Lwanga, Co-Founder Log`el Science Foundation
In the world today, tech-enterprises play a leading role in the development process. Many of these enterprises provide appropriate and unique solutions to existing global challenges which in-turn make the world a better place to live. As a result, I am proud to be part of IEEE Entrepreneurship which will inspire and motivate many more tech-entrepreneurs to provide more solutions to benefit the world in its diverse spheres of life.