Major New Global Student Business Concept Competition – $25,000 to the Winning Team

From VT KnowledgeWorks:

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy VT KnowledgeWorks is pleased to announce a Global Student Business Concept Challenge, August 29 – September 4, 2010, in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA.  The Challenge celebrates the energy and ingenuity of university students and their important contributions to the future of our global economy.
 
The Prize
 
15 elite student teams from around the world will gather in Blacksburg, Virginia to showcase their entrepreneurial ideas and compete for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy.  The award itself is a travelling trophy that will reside throughout the following year at the home institution of the winning student team.  At the close of each annual celebration and final competition, the name of the winning team, their university name, and their home city will be etched into the base of the cup as a permanent tribute to their outstanding effort.  In addition to the trophy itself, the winning team will earn a $25,000 cash prize.  The top two runners-up will receive $2,500 cash prizes.
 
The Itinerary
 
The contest finals are part of a week-long celebration of student entrepreneurship.  While in Blacksburg, the teams will be housed with local families, spend interactive time with successful technology companies, enjoy fellowship with Virginia Tech students, and attend the NewVa Corridor Technology Council Gala Dinner and Technology Exposition.  

Student Team Eligibility
 
Only full-time university students are eligible to participate in the Global Student Business Concept Challenge. Students may elect to work in teams of up to five members.  Eligibility for the finals is based on winning a significant student business concept competition in the team's home region.  Each regional institution desiring to send a winning student team to The Challenge must register online via the Intent to Compete submission.  

We look forward to working with you to celebrate student entrepreneurship on a global scale, this year and in the future!

For more information, please visit VT KnowledgeWorks.

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VT KnowledgeWorks, a regional business acceleration center that helps companies bring ideas to market, will present the Second Annual Entrepreneurship Summit on April 7-8, 2010 at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. This two-day comprehensive workshop is for prospective company founders, entrepreneurs launching or re-vamping a business, growing companies seeking expansion capital, and individuals interested in investing in early-stage companies.

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VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Latimer, Mayberry & Matthews IP Law, LeClairRyan, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

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