Volunteer Role Descriptions

Immediate Past Initiative Chair

  • Shall be the individual who was president the year previously
  • Shall assist sitting chair with strategic development
  • Shall be responsible for the strategic direction of the IEEE N3XT® Stars Program
  • Holds a leadership role with the IEEE N3XT® Flagship Event

Chair, Entrepreneurship Initiative

  • Shall be empowered to determine and appoint the steering committees chairs as required to conduct business, and outreach functions for the initiative in accordance with appropriate IEEE bylaws and procedures
  • Shall identify and develop potential future volunteer leaders for the initiative
  • Shall supervise the affairs of the initiative and shall speak for IEEE Entrepreneurship on all matters not specifically delegated to others
  • Shall oversee the activities of the IEEE N3XT® Brand including flagship events, affiliated event selection, and the IEEE N3XT® Stars Program

Chair-Elect, Entrepreneurship Initiative

  • Shall assist the Chair of the initiative and shall attend meetings of the IEEE Entrepreneurship steering committee meetings six months prior to the beginning of term
  • Shall work with the chair to ensure continuity where needed from year-to-year on projects that span multiple years

Vice-Chair, Digital Presence

  • Shall be empowered to determine and appoint the steering committees chairs as required to conduct business, and outreach functions for the initiative in accordance with appropriate IEEE bylaws and procedures
  • Shall identify and develop potential future volunteer leaders for the initiative
  • Shall supervise the affairs of the initiative and shall speak for IEEE Entrepreneurship on all matters not specifically delegated to others
  • Shall oversee the activities of the IEEE N3XT® Brand including flagship events, affiliated event selection, and the IEEE N3XT® Stars Program

Vice-Chair, Education & Awards

  • Shall seek collaborative opportunities with external partners to produce educational content for engineering driven startup community
  • Shall serve on the IEEE N3XT® Affiliate Events oversight team
  • Shall identify IEEE Entrepreneurship content that could qualify for CEU programs
  • Assist IEEE organizational units developing new awards/honors
  • Makes recommendations as to the extent of the initiatives involvement in awards and awards-related events at the IEEE level.
  • Produces and/or identifies content in this area for the IEEE Entrepreneurship website and communications platforms

Vice-Chair, Investor & Industry Activities

  • Shall be responsible for outreach and coordination within IEEE to identify and pursue collaborative opportunities.  
  • Shall be responsible for outreach and coordination with IEEE partners to identify and pursue collaborative opportunities in current activities for new actions beneficial to the global startup community
  • Shall be responsible to monitor industry trends worldwide and maintain knowledge of topical issues.
  • Shall work with the Chair to identify external technology entrepreneurship and large-scale technology events for IEEE N3XT® Stars Program roll-out on-site
  • Shall oversee the IEEE Entrepreneurship Founder Office Hours Program
  • Produces and/or identifies content in this area for the IEEE Entrepreneurship website and communications platforms

Members-At-Large

  • Actively participates in all meetings of the full Steering Committee
  • Serves as a liaison to other IEEE organization units where assigned at the discretion of the Chair or the Vice President IEEE Technical Activities
  • Is assigned duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the Chair
  • Serves on adhoc project teams at the discretion of the chair

Liaison, Public Policy

  • Coordinates efforts with the Chair and Vice Chair, Industry & Investor Activities
  • Serves as liaison to the IEEE-USA Entrepreneurship Policy and Innovation Committee (EPIC)
  • Serves as liaison to the IEEE-Vienna Office for EU Public Policy review
  • Serves as the primary contact in identifying public policy content for the Digital Presence Chair
  • Elevates issues related to worldwide public policy for startups to the steering committee, regional leadership, and/or other related IEEE entities
  • Produces and/or identifies content in this area for the IEEE Entrepreneurship website and communications platforms

Liaison, Social Impact

  • Coordinates efforts with the Vice Chair, Education & Awards
  • Serves as liaison with IEEE Humanitarian Activities
  • Monitors activities of IEEE organization units for social impact related to the startup community
  • Coordinates with Chair opportunities for IEEE to gain exposure in sustainable and social entrepreneurship communities and events

Liaison, Standards

  • Coordinates efforts with the Chair and Vice Chair, Industry & Investor Activities
  • Serves as liaison to Standards Activities and/or TA Committee on Standards in providing guidance on needs of entrepreneurial audiences
  • Monitors activities of IEEE organization units for standards activity related to the startup community
  • Works with the IEEE N3XT® Program team on developing content and recruiting speakers related to standards activity within the startup community

Liaison, Young Professionals

  • Coordinates efforts with the Chair and Vice Chair, Digital Presence
  • Shall monitor the status of all IEEE YP programs and activities
  • Shall coordinate with IEEE YP Chair to develop programs and activities to promote the visibility of IEEE.
  • Shall create a high-level event plan for the year

Past Initiative Chairs

  • May be invited to participate in specific activities/projects at the discretion of the sitting chair, IEEE President, or IEEE Technical Activities Vice President