VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge: The Teams

An exciting facet of the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week is the convergence of elite student teams from around the world on Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 21-27, 2011 to celebrate global entrepreneurship and to compete in the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize.

The objectives of the challenge are to celebrate the energy and creativity of university students, recognize their important contributions to the global economy, and encourage them to develop their entrepreneurial ideas. The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for students to initiate their personal global networks through learning, socialization, and friendly competition.

The Teams

Teams from these universities will compete in the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge.  The universities are listed in alphabetical order:

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Chile

Telecom SudParis - France

Universidad del Norte - Colombia

University of Kent - United Kingdom

University of Toronto - Canada

University of Trento - Italy

Vienna University of Technology - Austria

Virginia Tech - United States

Wake Forest University - United States

You're invited to read more about the Global Student Business Concept Challenge on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks and view images from the VTKW Global Student Challenge 2010 on Facebook.

VTKW Global Student Challenge 2010 Attendees

VTKW Global Student Challenge 2010 Attendees

Registration is open for participants, advertisers, and attendees of the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week, August 21-27, 2011, Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA. Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys, the kick-off reception for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week, will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 5:30 PM – 7:30 – PM, at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Directory mobile application, offering members of the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership community a way to find and connect with each other, is a Handshake(R) mobile app from VT KnowledgeWorks member company Handshake Media, Incorporated.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week offers university students, faculty, and business professionals from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships and interact on a completely unique and exciting level in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership is a three-layered, ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social, academic, and commercial relationships with each other, honoring their mutual best interests and for mutual long-term advantage.

Sponsors of the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week include: Allegheny Brokerage Company, Inc., CCS-Inc., Economic Development Authority of Montgomery County, VA, G.J. Hopkins Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., LeClairRyan, LewisGale Hospital – Montgomery, Newport News Shipbuilding, a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Novozymes, Rackspace, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), StellarOne, TechLab, Third Security, The Branch Group Inc., VPT, Inc.

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