Thanks to its sponsors, the 4th Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Challenge will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Skelton Conference Center at The Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. This full-day event is designed for prospective company founders, entrepreneurs launching or re-vamping a business, and individuals interested in investing in early-stage companies.
The Challenge features two business concept competitions, the Virginia Tech Student Business Concept Competition and the Open Competition. Student teams compete for $10,000 in scholarships and the opportunity to compete on a world stage in August for the $25,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Award. Local entrepreneurs compete for $5,000 in start-up services from VT KnowledgeWorks.
Here's the program for the Entrepreneurship Challenge:
Registration is open to the Entrepreneurship Challenge for student entrepreneurs, technology entrepreneurs, attendees and program advertisers. To advertise in the program booklet, please click here for more details. The deadline for submitting a program booklet ad is March 21.
Please see more about the Fourth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Challenge.
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).