Creating a Global Network in Blacksburg, Virginia

“It involves the whole community,” Flowers said. “The businesses have put up the money and allowed some shadowing, and the university has provided a lot to this as well, and they’re staying in local homes. We’re creating a global network in Blacksburg.”
– Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, quoted in the 
Collegiate Times, Virginia Tech

You're invited to read the full article, Business concept competition draws international students, Collegiate Times, September 1, 2010.


The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge was held August 29 – September 4, 2010 and featured student teams from around the world competing for a $25,000 grand prize and trophy at the Global Student Business Concept Challenge on September 2, 2010.  For the full story, feel free to visit VTKW Global Student Challenge on Facebook and read the full series of posts on the VTKW Global Student Business Concept Challenge on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Challenge was made possible thanks to the generous Global Challenge Event Sponsors, including COTA, G.J. Hopkins Inc., HCA VA Health System, Interactive Achievement, Novozymes, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Rackspace, TechLab, and The Branch Group Inc.

Virginia Tech Office of Outreach and International Affairs, Montgomery County, Virginia, Panera Bread, and Custom Catering sponsored meals during the Global Challenge Celebration. 

Welcome bags presented to each student finalist were sponsored by University Bookstore/Volume II Bookstore, the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Downtown Blacksburg, Inc., Virginia Tech Graduate School, the Cranwell International Center at Virginia Tech, and Mountain Lake.

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

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