Free Startup Readiness Workshop at VT KnowledgeWorks

VT KnowledgeWorks is giving a Startup Readiness Workshop Thursday, October 1st at the Lakeview Conference Room from 1-5PM, 2200 Kraft Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060.

This workshop helps prospective entrepreneurs test the strategic essence of their business concept, tighten up on managerial focus, and review the overall business start-up process.

VTKW Startup Readiness Workshop

Who should attend? Anyone considering the launch of a technology-based business.

  • Inventors with exciting technological developments
  • University faculty members with revolutionary research results
  • Web developers with fresh business concepts
  • Career shifters thinking about starting a company

When you should attend? Very early in the planning process.

  • When your business concepts are still forming
  • Before you incorporate, write a business plan or launch a web site
  • Before you spend any significant time or personal money

What you’ll learn…

  • The Four Fundamental Factors that govern startup success
  • The Strategic Essence of every successful business
  • Five Powerful Habits used by good managers
  • The power of full Commitment
  • How the Money really moves around
  • The MOXIE secrets
    • What it is
    • Why you need it
    • Where it comes from

And the best part? This event is free.

To register, please visit our website, call us at 540-443-9100 Ext. 3, or email us at info@vtknowledgeworks.com.

For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at jim.flowers@vtknowledgeworks.com.

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VT KnowledgeWorks

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors

Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

Announcing the Winners of the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge

The Sixth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week held on August 16-22, 2015, provided a unique opportunity for student teams and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate and initiate their personal global networks through learning, socialization, and friendly competition in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia. During this week-long celebration of entrepreneurship, student teams from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, and Thailand competed in the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge for a $25,000 grand prize and the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy. Team Calbico from Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA, earned a spot in the Challenge; but team members Ben Newman and Jeremy Boone both were called to active military duty in August. Our best wishes go out to Ben and Jeremy in their service to our nation and the world.

The grand prize of $25,000 was awarded to Team Visionear of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand, which included Nuntipat Narkthong, Natthaphat Laoharawee, Budsapanee Pongsiriyaporn, and Gaywalee Laimloha. Their prize package included the $15,000 Plastics One Advanced Manufacturing Award for the most outstanding tangible product. In addition to that, they were awarded another $10,000, and as a permanent tribute to their success, their name and university will be etched into the base of the Global Challenge Trophy, which will reside at VT KnowledgeWorks in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. Their winning concept was a wearable device designed to improve the quality of life for those who are visually impaired. Visionear combines product’s barcode reader, banknote detector, color detector, light detector and crowd-sourced information reader in a single, comprehensive device that can be used offline without an Internet connection or a smart phone.

Team Visionear, winner of 2015 Global Partnership Week Grand PrizeTeam Visionear, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand, Grand Prize Winner ($10,000) and Winner of the Plastics One Advanced Manufacturing Award ($15,000) – $25,000
Pictured left to right: Tiranee Achalakul of KMUTT, with Natthaphat Laoharawee, Nuntipat Narkthong, Budsapanee Pongsiriyaporn, and Sandy Ferrell of Plastics One Inc.

The $15,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Information Technology Award for the most outstanding intangible product or service went to Team Animus of Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, represented by Alfonso Quijano Jesurum and Jose Gómez Castro. Animus Ingeniería is a technology-based company with expertise in video analytics and telemetry. They provide tools to increase awareness by enhancing how companies respond to unwanted events, allowing them to provide solutions for these problems in real time.

Team Animus2Team Animus, Universidad del Norte, Colombia, Winner of the VT KnowledgeWorks Information Technology Award – $15,000
Pictured left to right: Alfonso Andrés Quijano Jesurum, Jose Miguel Gómez Castro, and President of the VT Corporate Research Center, Dr. Joe Meredith

The People’s Choice award of $5,000, sponsored by Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, was selected by vote of the event attendees at the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge. The People’s Choice was awarded to Team EntoLog of ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland whose business concept aims to help tackle the growing global challenge of producing nutritious protein-rich foods using an innovative technology that enables the extraction of proteins and other valuable nutritional products from insects. Meinrad Koch, Stefan Klettenhammer, and Philippe Geiger presented the concept.

Team EntoLogTeam EntoLog, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland, Winner of the People’s Choice Award – $5,000
Pictured left to right: Dr. Benjamin Graziano of ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, with Philippe Geiger, Stefan Klettenhammer, Meinrad Koch, and President of the VT Corporate Research Center, Dr. Joe Meredith

The competition finals at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center on August 20, 2015, were part of a week-long celebration of student entrepreneurship and students’ important contributions to the global economy. The day concluded with an awards banquet and flag presentation ceremony at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

During the rest of their visit to Virginia, international teams remained in Blacksburg, housed by local families. They spent interactive time with successful technology companies and enjoyed fellowship with Virginia Tech students. Some of the activities included tours of the Virginia Tech campus, Lane Stadium, and the Moss Arts Center; souvenir shopping experiences in Roanoke and Blacksburg; and festive meals throughout the entire week. The week concluded with a regional audience attending the Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys Reception at The Hotel Roanoke on August 21, 2015, where winning teams were honored and all participants of the Global Partnership Week were recognized.

To learn more about the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge, visit our website at www.vtkwglobal.com. To view a list of all participating University Partners from around the world, go to http://www.vtkwglobal.com/2015/partners.

These generous sponsors make this very special week of education, competition, relaxation, and relationship-building possible: Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

For a complete list of other contributors of the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week, please visit our website at http://www.vtkwglobal.com/2015/contributors.

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VT KnowledgeWorks

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

Share Your Experiences about the VTKW Global Partnership Week

Share Your Experiences about the Global Partnership Week
Let’s join together to extend our networks and build our relationships by sharing our experiences during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week, August 16-22 in social media.

FacebookFacebook: Post updates and photos to www.facebook.com/vtknowledgeworks. Include the hashtag #vtkwglobal and tag VT KnowledgeWorks so we can share globally what’s happening for those here and abroad.

 

TwitterTwitter: Follow VT KnowledgeWorks on Twitter at http://twitter.com/vtkw. Post updates using #vtkwglobal as a hashtag. Anyone can search Twitter using “#vtkwglobal” as a search term, then click on the #vtkwglobal hashtag to see the stream of tweets about the event.

 

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Watch the Live Stream of the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge!
Observe 13 student teams from all over the world pitch their business ideas for a $25,000 grand prize and trophy. Review the Global Challenge Presentation Agenda for August 20, and meet this year’s judging panel. If you are unable to join us for the Challenge at The Inn at Virginia Tech on August 20, we invite you to watch via the live stream channel!

  1. Go to http://www.vtkwglobal.com/video/challenge.
  2. Click the play button on the video to watch the live stream of the Challenge on Thursday, August 20, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT.
  3. Share the link and invite family, friends, and colleagues to observe too!

Live stream brought to you by:

simulTV

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VT KnowledgeWorks

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors

Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

THC’s International Financial Services client Increases its VoiceVantage™ Enrollment by Thirty Percent

THC Technologies Corporation

Biometrics is, literally, “measurements of life”. They consist of “automated methods of identifying or verifying the identity of a person based on one, or more, physiological or behavioral characteristic(s).”

Voice Vantage Biometric Voice Verification Technologies

The World’s Premier International Financial Services Institution Increases its VoiceVantage™ Enrollment by Thirty Percent

THC Technologies Corp a private corporation engaged in the global biometric solutions market, today announced it has experienced a further validation of its VoiceVantage™ voice verification software within the international financial services market.

THC CEO Frances Lynch said, “THC’s premier international financial services client has increased its VoiceVantage™ enrollment by thirty percent to 70,000 licenses. THC provides the core proprietary voice verification solutions Partners deploy to secure software applications, often at military grade, for multiple security markets including the international financial services sector. THC and its Partners market voice activated solutions that advance client’s cyber security capabilities, increase client satisfaction and enhance organizational resilience.”

Tomas T. Wilkerson, THC’s VP of Marketing concurred saying, “THC is the obvious choice for our Partners and clients as they address today’s secure communication challenges. Our advanced security products in combination with our Partner’s expertise offer innovative solutions positioning us to capitalize on the substantial financial security market opportunity worldwide.

Organizations in public education, financial services, healthcare, government and many other industries maximize performance and provide investment protection because THC and our partners deliver complete best-of-breed voice authentication solutions. We focus on designing, developing and deploying voice solutions with our partners sharing the common goal to create best-of-breed hardware and software configurations on which to deploy their industry specific solutions.”

Safe Harbor Statement
As provided by the “Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Security Litigation Reform Act of 1995,” THC Technologies Corporation (THC) cautions the reader that this release includes certain information that may constitute forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

For more information contact:
Frances Lynch, CEO
THC Technologies Corporation
540-443-9290
flynch@thctechnologies.com
www.voicevantage.com

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VT KnowledgeWorks

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors

Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

Granny Pod Generation 2 Mission to Keep Seniors Out of Nursing Homes

Concerning the 78 million baby boomers, Dupin, a baby boomer himself, has stated regarding nursing homes, “we are not going, not now, not ever!” N2Care, known for the MEDCottage, is one more company jumping on the crowd fund raising stage.  They just launched a project with ROCKETHUB. Many families are forced to choose between letting aging parents live alone or moving them into a nursing home.  Now there’s another option that brings families closer. N2Care, who brought to market the MEDCottage in 2010, has designed MEDCottage G2 which claims to overcome many of the barriers the MEDCottage has faced. With the changing family structure and lifestyles over the past century, end-of-life care is emerging as the most pertinent concern for the 78 million baby boomers. Boomers have a particular fear of being isolated from family and institutionalized in the final stage of life. Consequently, there is a need in the market for an innovative alternative to care for the aging population unlike any current option for end-of-life care. N2Care CEO Ken Dupin stated, “Adult children need to be confronted with their obligation to their parents.”

The MEDCottage has been embraced by over 60 countries and has been featured by numerous national media. The placement of the MEDCottage has been encumbered by zoning and permitting regulations. The new design, MEDCottage Generation 2 is loaded with all the technology the public affirmed yet provides reasonable solutions to address the regulatory barriers. G2 also supports family-managed healthcare which includes the unit being temporarily placed on a caregiver’s property for rehabilitation and extended care. Simply stated, it’s a state-of-the-art rehab and recovery room with remote monitoring available so caregivers and family members have peace of mind knowing they are providing the best possible care.

MEDCottage G2 leasing will finally open the door for insurance reimbursement, new zoning solutions and a broader customer base. Currently, the MEDCottage has been available for purchase only. When a family is making a critical decision time is of the essence. The nature of this need requires the flexibility of leasing. The MEDCottage G2 will be transported to the caregiver’s home or picked up within days of the need. This rapid response time will permit insurance companies the option for per diem billing which was never before offered. Regarding zoning, this design is a hybrid of modular construction and RV connectivity. The MEDCottage G2 will simply plug-in, much like an RV and be equipped with gray water tanks which will be serviced. Lastly, the cost of leasing the G2 will be less than 1/2 of the costs associated with a nursing home or assisted living with no large upfront buy-in, permitting wealth preservation.

For more information, contact N2Care President Susan K. Conn:
susan@n2care.net
540.797.5153

Or visit the N2Care website:
www.medcottage.com

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VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors

Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

Virginia Community Economic Network and VT KnowledgeWorks Launch New Strategic Partnership

The Virginia Community Economic Network (VCEN) and VT KnowledgeWorks (VTKW) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership to improve the competitiveness of communities across the Commonwealth of Virginia and expand the visibility and availability of community and economic development resources across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Under the new arrangement, VTKW will provide staffing and operational support for VCEN, and VCEN’s Executive Director, Conaway Haskins will join the VTKW staff and continue to manage the nonprofit while assisting with the development and implementation of related VTKW projects and initiatives.

“We believe that this new relationship will provide additional stability and sustainability to VCEN. This is a win-win partnership as VCEN and VTKW have significant mission alignment, and it is a unique model for collaboration between nonprofit organizations and universities.” Says Jody Keenan, State Director of the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network and Chair of the VCEN Board of Directors. “We are eager to explore additional value-added initiatives with VTKW and our partners.”

VCEN is a statewide nonprofit convener, thought leader, and public voice for the creation and expansion of community economic opportunities throughout the Commonwealth. Founded in 2013, VCEN promotes innovative, creative and sustainable local entrepreneurship and economic development strategies that spur job creation, increase wealth-building, and enhance community vitality. In 2014, VCEN launched the highly-regarded SourceLink Virginia small business resource portal which provides aspiring and established entrepreneurs with free access to over 200 resource providers from across the Commonwealth.

VT KnowledgeWorks – a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center – encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. Through its Entrepreneurship Alliance and Global Partnership initiatives, VTKW assists communities, regions, and global universities in assessing and enriching their local entrepreneurial ecosystems.

“This new partnership helps VTKW fulfill its mission to foster pragmatic and well-integrated programs for innovative entrepreneurship and community vitality around Virginia,” says Jim Flowers, Executive Director VT KnowledgeWorks and a founding VCEN board member. “Working with VCEN will help us extend our outreach to regions around the state, and generate an increased return on investment for all of our supporters.”

The alliance between VCEN and VTKW will leverage the expansive, statewide footprint of Virginia Tech, Virginia’s leading research university and with one of the largest enrollments in the Commonwealth. Virginia Tech is just one of 361 universities to have achieved the prestigious “Community Engagement” classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The designation recognizes those institutions that have deeply employed partnerships with businesses and communities to solve mutually agreed-upon problems, not only contributing to the public good but also enriching scholarship and creating students who are imbued with a sense of civic responsibility.

“This is truly a unique opportunity to continue to move the needle on innovative community entrepreneurship and economic development efforts as we navigate the New Virginia Economy. This is a very exciting time for all of us, and the partnership with VTKW will help VCEN carry out its mission in all corners of Virginia.” says Conaway Haskins, VCEN’s Executive Director.

The new partnership is receiving significant support from Virginia Cooperative Extension (Extension) and Virginia Tech’s Office of Outreach and International Affairs (OIA). VCEN will be co-located with VCE and OIA at the Virginia Tech Richmond Center on Parham Road.

For more information on the partners, go to:

Virginia Community Economic Network: http://www.vcen.org

VT KnowledgeWorks: http://vtknowledgeworks.com

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VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors

Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

Showcase of 2015 VTKW Global Teams: King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

University teams will be competing in the 2015 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 16-22, 2015.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge Showcase of Teams

King Mongkut’s University of Technology ThonburiBangkok, Thailand

Business concept and description:

VisionearVisionear

Visionear is a wearable device designed to improve the quality of life for those who are visually impaired. Visionear combines product’s barcode reader, banknote detector, color detector, light detector and crowd-sourced information reader in a single, comprehensive device that can be used offline without an Internet connection or a smart phone.

 

2015 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week Team Visionear from King Mongkut's University of Technology ThonburiPictured left to right, top: Nattaphat Laoharawee, Budsapanee Pongsiriyaporn
Pictured left to right, bottom: Nuntipat Narkthong, Gaywalee Laimloha

Watch the video to learn more about Visionear.


Team Visionear will be competing in the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Alumni Assembly Hall in The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.

For more information about King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, visit their Facebook.

The Sixth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 16 – 22, 2015.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week offers university students and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, build their global networks, and congregate in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia. Members of the partnership gather annually during a week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

VT KnowledgeWorks

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors

Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

Register for These 2015 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Events

Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys Reception 2014

REGISTER BY AUGUST 12th…

Tastes & Sounds of the Valleys Reception
5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, August 21
Crystal Ballroom, The Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke
Tickets $50/person

Expand your global network and come meet the finalists and winning teams of the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge! Enjoy live performances provided by The Wildmans and The Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers, as well as unique food from the Roanoke and New River Valleys and open bar catered by The Hotel Roanoke.

Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 20
Alumni Assembly Hall, The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

Observe teams from all over the world pitch their business ideas for a $25,000 grand prize and trophy. It’s free to attend but you must register in advance! Stay tuned to the VT KnowledgeWorks blog to learn more about the finalists competing in the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge.

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VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week offers university students and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, build their global networks, and congregate in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia. Members of the partnership gather annually during a week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

Our global students need local beds! We invite you to be a Global Host Family.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Week, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Outreach Manager, leversole@vtknowledgeworks.com.

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

VT KnowledgeWorks

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors

Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

 

Announcing the 2015 Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge Judges

2015 VTKW, VT KnowledgeWorks global challenge trophyUniversity teams from around the world will be competing in the 2015 Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 16-22, 2015.

The Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge will be held in the Alumni Assembly Hall in The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  All are invited and those who would like to attend may register here.

Our panel of judges for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge are:

Eva Doss, President and CEO of The Launch Place
Jason Gabriel, Managing Director of Third Security
Carol Hamilton, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, James Madison University College of Business
Will Karbach, Chairman and CEO of The Branch Group, Inc.

Robert McAden, Site Leader for Rackspace in Blacksburg
Charles Pennington, President of TechLab, Inc.
Dr. Dan Sable, Founder and CEO of VPT, Inc.

Please see photos and read biographies of our Panel of Judges for the 2015 Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge Presentations. (.pdf).

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week offers university students and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, build their global networks, and congregate in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA. The Global Partnership is an ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social, academic, and commercial relationships with each other, for mutual long-term advantage. Members of the partnership gather annually during a week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

Our global students need local beds! We invite you to be a Global Host Family.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Week, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Outreach Manager, leversole@vtknowledgeworks.com.

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

VT KnowledgeWorks

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors

Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

 

Showcase of 2015 VTKW Global Teams: TELECOM SudParis

University teams will be competing in the 2015 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 16-22, 2015.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge Showcase of Teams

TELECOM SudParis – Evry, France

Business concept and description:

UAVIA, the Internet of Drones

UAVIA designs cloud-controlled drones enabling remote operation of UAVs for aerial inspection and surveillance. We provide turnkey services from aerial data capture and cloud processing to automatic generation of reports. Our solutions enable low-cost, high-quality 24/7 monitoring for sensitive sites or day-by-day 3D terrain modeling for construction.

The company was founded May 20, 2015 with four members (only two members are participating in the 2015 VTKW Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge).

For more information about UAVIA, visit their website, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and check out their LinkedIn.

2015 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week Team UAVIA from TELECOM SudParisPictured left to right: Clement and Pierre.

Watch the video to learn more about UAVIA.

Team UAVIA will be competing in the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Alumni Assembly Hall in The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.

For more information about TELECOM SudParis, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

The Sixth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 16 – 22, 2015.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week offers university students and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, build their global networks, and congregate in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia. Members of the partnership gather annually during a week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

VT KnowledgeWorks

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors

Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.