Searchable by individuals, companies, and countries, the VT Knowledgeworks Global Directory features profiles of people and companies, organizations and institutions in the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership community, offering one-touch access to their contact information.
According to Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, "To have any kind of relationship with you, I have to know you exist, I have to identify some kind of shared interest between us, and I have to be able to contact you. This simple little app enables members of the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership community to find and connect with all the other members. It encourages others to join the community as well. And it’s free.”
The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Directory for the Android was released in February, 2011. The VTKW Global Directory is now available for the iPhone and other iOS devices.
The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Directory mobile application is a Your Handshake(TM) App from the line of Handshake(TM) mobile applications developed by Handshake Media, Incorporated. The VT KnowledgeWorks mobile application runs on a Rackspace Cloud server.
Handshake Media, Incorporated is a VT KnowledgeWorks member company. Rackspace is a sponsor of 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 self-sustaining not-for-profit subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).