Who is Eligible Startups at idea stage and Post-MVP not more than 2 years

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Why Join “Start Your Engines”

NICHE Tech Startup Challenge is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Region 8. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

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Identify problems and possible solutions around your community



We help you transform those ideas to solutions



How you transform your idea into a working prototype



We help you achieve a minimum viable product


Shift your perspective on business

The NICHE program is aimed to foster entrepreneurs with the necessary skills to solve a real-world problem by creating a prototype and a business plan to implement it. NICHE is designed to encourage founders in identifying a problem in a nearby or faraway community and providing a tangible solution.

The first part of the challenge consists of making a prototype that can solve the problem you’ve pinpointed, and the second part requires you to generate a business proposal on how you will turn your idea into a company.

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