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 Thonburi – Bangkok, Thailand
Business concept and description:
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.
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.
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.
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.