IEEE Foundation




2020 November 05
Location: Virtual

IEEE Entrepreneurship will be conducting the IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars Recognition Program virtually this year!

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The IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars Recognition Program recognizes candidate ventures with engineering-driven innovation at their core, and that aligns with the IEEE core purpose to foster technology, innovation, and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

IEEE Entrepreneurship features the IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars in the following digital outlets:

IEEE Entrepreneurship Portal – Front page feature article
IEEE Entrepreneurship Monthly Newsletter – Feature article
IEEE Entrepreneurship Social Media Platforms – Facebook, Twitter, IEEE Collabratec, and LinkedIn.

In addition to the featured publicity above, one of your team members will receive a complimentary IEEE membership, valid for one year, beginning in the year of your induction.

To enter please prepare and record a 3 to 5-minute video pitch. Upload that video to your YouTube channel and complete the form.
Application Period – August 3 – September 30
Interview Period – October 1 – 25
Recipients Announced – November 5
After all of the interviews are complete our judges will deliberate and the recipients will be announced on November 5, 2020.

Your submission will be reviewed by our judging team upon receipt.

After a first pass review, select entrants may be contacted by a member of the IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars team.

A date/time will be set up during which those entrants will be interviewed by our distinguished judging panel.

IEEE Entrepreneurship 2020 IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars Virtual Competition Judge team:

Additional non-tangible benefits for IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars include but are not limited to cohort members being welcomed into IEEE Entrepreneurship’s Powered by IEEE Network, access to resources, and support via professional opportunities including mentorship, exposure, and integration with the startup aspects of IEEE’s organization.  These connections enable IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars to become speakers, judges, IEEE leaders, and more.


Two examples of an IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars (formerly IEEE N3XT® Star) opportunities achieved can be found via the articles, coverage, and opportunities provided to 2017 Star Yotam Ariel, CEO of Bluefield including a main stage presentation following the Keynote at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Environmental Engineering as well as 2017 Star Kevin Noertker of Ampaire who was a main stage panelist at the 2018 IEEE Vision, Innovation & Challenges Summit including an invitation to attend the 2018 IEEE Honors Ceremony.

Be inspired by the stories of our past IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars & Judges and the opportunities that follow: