This article is part of our September 2015 special report on startups, which highlights IEEE’s efforts to attract more entrepreneurial types to the organization.
SAN FRANCISCO; 10 NOVEMBER
TOPICS: Business strategy, digital marketing, crowdfunding, risk management, cybersecurity, product design, talent acquisition, venture capital funding, scaling a startup, and mergers and acquisitions.
SPONSOR: IEEE Computer Society
PHILADELPHIA; 6–8 NOVEMBER
TOPICS: Mentoring the next generation of female business leaders; leadership development in education, industry, and government; boosting written communication and public-speaking skills; and maintaining a work-life balance.
SPONSORS: IEEE Regions 1 and 2, IEEE-USA, and IEEE Women in Engineering
TORONTO; 14 NOVEMBER
TOPICS: Technical and entrepreneurial skills, business development, innovating within a company, transforming ideas into inventions, and successful startup models.
SPONSORS: IEEE Toronto Section’s Young Professionals affinity group and IEEE Technical Activities Ad Hoc Committee on Entrepreneurship
VILNIUS, LITHUANIA; 25–27 NOVEMBER
TOPICS: Entrepreneurship and innovation in information and computer technology, smart cities, the smart grid, cloud computing, mobile applications, security and identity management, e-health, e-learning, digital libraries, and social implications of technology.
SPONSORS: IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, IEEE Lithuania Section, and the European Commission
COIMBATORE, INDIA; 29 FEBRUARY–1 MARCH 2016
TOPICS: Health care entrepreneurship, information and communication technology, food security, economic development, agriculture, education, infrastructure and telecommunications, and renewable energy.
SPONSORS: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Madras (India) Section, and Karpagam College of Engineering
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA; 1–2 MARCH 2016
TOPICS: Entrepreneurship within higher education institutions; e-learning; quality assurance and learning; and educational resources.
SPONSORS: IEEE Education Society and IEEE Malaysia Section
This article originally appeared in print as “Conferences for Budding Entrepreneurs.”