Summer Residency at VTKW for LIN(K)S, Entrepreneurs from Telecom SudParis

All teams of student entrepreneurs who participated in the 2012 VT KnowledegeWorks Global Partnership Week are offered free summer work space in our Blacksburg, Virginia, USA research park. From June to August 2013, open work space and free wi-fi are included for those teams interested in continuing to work on their concepts and pursuing them as businesses.

We’re delighted to announce that LIN(K)S, a team of student entrepreneurs from Télécom SudParis, Paris, France, will be in residence at VT KnowledgeWorks during the summer of 2013. 

Company Name: LIN(K)S

Company Description: NewTun by LIN(K)S is the new way to discover and download music.  Almost everybody owns a smartphone today, and lots of people are using it to play games, but the music of most of these games is clearly not what we like to hear! With NewTun, you are given the opportunity to discover new songs and artists while playing games on your phone, and to download your favorites, for free, once you are done playing. Choose the type(s) of music you like, and NewTun does the rest!It is a great opportunity for talented artists who are not broadcast on TV or radio to be heard, to enlarge their fanbase and to communicate with their new fans. NewTun changes the way music is discovered!

Team Members: Lino MAKAIA, Alexis BOSS, Rémy BLECHSCHMIDT, Jean-Baptiste CID, Louis FISCHER

Team from LIN(K)S, creators of NewTun

Pictured from left to right: Lino MAKAIA, Rémy BLECHSCHMIDT, and Alexis BOSS

This area is the place to build businesses! The Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia metropolitan statistical area has once again been recognized for its 2012 economic performance. The Milken Institute’s annual index of the best performing cities ranked the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford metro area the No. 32 Best-Performing Small City of 2012 in the USA.  Most impressively, the metro skyrocketed 128 spots over its 2011 ranking – making it the biggest mover on the list. Read more about the Milliken Institute ranking and see more area accolades at Montgomery County, VA Economic Development, a VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership sponsor.

VT KnowledgeWorks and the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center are pleased to offer the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Landing Pad, providing a low-cost, high-quality workspace experience for businesses, companies and entrepreneurs desiring to set up an office in the USA. Until now, having a presence to conduct business in the United States has required a commitment of money, time and effort that challenges most small- to medium-sized companies.  That has changed with the launch of the Global Landing Pad in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. 

The Fourth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 18 – 24, 2013. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week brings university students, faculty, and staff from all over the world together to congregate, collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks.

For more information about the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Landing Pad, the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership, and the VTKW Global Partnership Week 2013, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Global Partnership Manager, VT KnowledgeWorks, at [email protected].

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VT KnowledgeWorksVT 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 Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks corporate sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&THarris Office FurnitureHodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C.Hutchison Law Group, Latimer IP Law, LLC , LeClairRyanNew River Valley IP Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)The Branch Group, and Wordsprint.

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