Invitation to Student Entrepreneurs

From Lindsey Eversole, Global Partnership Manager, VT KnowledgeWorks:

I had the pleasure of attending the Sponsor Dinner of the Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Club held at TechPad in Blacksburg, Virginia.  VT KnowledgeWorks is proud to be a sponsor of the VT E-Club and I enjoyed the opportunity to network and meet members and other sponsors!

We are particularly interested in inviting club members to participate in some of our annual events, as well as collaborating with them to help spread the word to other excited student entrepreneurs!

VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit
The Summit is a workshop designed for entrepreneurs launching or re-vamping a business, growing companies seeking expansion capital, and individuals interested in investing in early-stage companies.  During the Summit, student teams from Virginia Tech compete for a $5,000 prize and pitch their business concepts before a panel of business leaders and audience full of entrepreneurs, business professionals, scientists, researchers, and investors.

Mid-April 2012 (date TBD)

Founders’ Readiness Express
Founders’ Readiness Express helps entrepreneurs test the strategic essence of their business concept, tighten up on managerial focus, and review the overall business start-up process.

June 21, 2012 and October 4, 2012

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week
The VT Knowledge Works Global Partnership Week offers university students and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, and interact on a completely unique and exciting level.  The Global Partnership is a three-layered, ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social, academic, and commercial relationships with each other, for mutual long-term advantage.  During this week-long celebration, elite student teams pitch their business concepts and compete for a $25,000 grand prize in a Global Student Challenge.

August 19-25, 2012 

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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 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).

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