Tech Transfer Challenge Registration Deadline Is February 22

The registration deadline for the Tech Transfer Challenge, a featured event of the Fifth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Challenge, is Friday, February 22, 2013.  The Tech Transfer Challenge is an initiative to accelerate innovative technology transfer from the university to the private sector. The winning team will be comprised of Virginia Tech faculty, staff, students and/or alumni proposing to establish a new venture in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA based on Virginia Tech-owned technology.

Learn more and register online here.

VT KnowledgeWorks will present the Fifth Annual Entrepreneurship Challenge on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, Blacksburg, VA. 

First, Virginia Tech faculty, staff, students, and/or alumni will compete in the Tech Transfer Challenge.  Hoping to establish a new venture in Blacksburg using their Virginia Tech owned technology, the teams will compete to win $100,000 worth of mentorship and business support services.

Second, Virginia Tech student teams will compete in the Student Business Concept Competition for $10,000 in scholarships, start-up services, and the opportunity to compete on a world stage In August, 2013 for the $25,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Award during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week.

The cost to attend this full-day event including the competitions, luncheon, and reception is only $30 for students and $50 for non-students.  Register to attend the Entrepreneurship Challenge here.

Businesses can advertise in multiple ways during the Entrepreneurship Challenge. For more details, contact Christine Spalding at 540-443-9100 ext. 3 or via email 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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