Technology Entrepreneurs Invited to Enter Open Business Concept Competition

Winning team members of the Open Business Concept Competition will receive business acceleration services at VT KnowledgeWorks, including:

The objectives of the competition are to encourage prospective technology entrepreneurs to test their business concepts, and enhance their understanding of requirements for a successful business venture.

Registration is $25 and due by midnight of February 10, 2012.

Apply to compete, read guidelines, note deadlines.

  Open Business Concept Competition, 4th Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Challenge

The Open Business Concept Competition is a component of the Fourth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Challenge, custom-designed 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. The Entrepreneurship Challenge will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Skelton Conference Center at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

The Entrepreneurship Challenge features two business concept competitions, the Virginia Tech Student Business Concept Competition and the Open Competition. Registration for audience members will open soon.

Please see more about the Fourth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Please see highlights of Entrepreneurship events on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks.

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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 are located 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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