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IEEE Smart Village Hosts Meet the Entrepreneur Competition


IEEE Smart Village Hosts Meet the Entrepreneur Competition

IEEE Smart Village is inviting you to drive change through Innovation by participating in the upcoming “Meet The Entrepreneur” competition. This is a chance to showcase your groundbreaking ideas and pitch your startup to a global audience.

The “Meet the Entrepreneur” competition is an opportunity to pitch your ideas to the IEEE Smart Village community. This video pitch competition, in view of the ‘decade of action’ aimed at driving change between 2020 and 2030, invites individuals with original and innovative approaches to current world problems. These projects should have exciting potential in line with the IEEE Smart Village’s three core pillars I.e. Energy/Technology, Education and Enterprise development, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, this year’s this year’s Meet the Entrepreneur’s competition (MTE@PAC23) is planned to inspire and promote awareness of climate change issues and solutions.

To Apply

Just send a short video (videos longer than 7-minutes will be automatically rejected) highlighting your exciting fast-growing startup with local or global market ambitions. Show us your field experience and provide us with an insight into how you execute your business strategy. We particularly encourage proposals for competitions from emerging areas or innovative technologies for ISV interdisciplinary topics to attract a significant cross-section of the group.

We recognize that everyone is a gold medal winner in their own way, so we will strive to identify and highlight the different unique skill sets exhibited in the various submissions. The criteria used to judge the videos will be based on whether there is a story narration, the clarity in flow of thoughts, the audience’s reaction, visual appeal, overall impression of the narrative, how compelling is the idea and finally, attention to detail.

For more information, including selection process, important dates, and how to submit, please see Meet the Entrepreneur Competition and the IEEE PES & IAS PowerAfrica Conference website.

Deadline for Application: 25th October, 2023