University teams from around the world will be competing in the 2013 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 18-24, 2013.
Showcase of VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge Teams
Tongji University, Shanghai, China
China’s e-tailing market has posted the world’s highest annual compounded growth rate of 120% in 2003-2011. C2C accounts make up more than 60% of the online shopping, however, the percentage is rapidly declining due to distributed storage and logistics, which greatly hinder the healthy development of the whole E-commerce industry.
Speed Star tends to narrow the gap of e-tailing development through offering C2C vendors centralized and efficient third-party warehousing and innovative supply-chain finance that can help them get loans from Alipay using their goods or top-rated seller certification as collaterals.
Pictured left to right: Yiyi Zhu, Xinli Zhao, Shengyu Guo, Feng Yuan
Team Speed Star will be competing in the 2013 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Washington Lecture Hall in the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.
The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week offers university students and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, build their global networks, and congregate in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia. During this week-long celebration, elite student teams compete in a Global Student Business Concept Challenge as they pitch their business ideas for a $25,000 prize.
The Fourth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 18 – 24, 2013.
- Respond to the invitation to serve as a Global Host Family
- Register for Tastes & Sounds of the Valley
- Register to view the Global Student Challenge Presentations
- Join our sponsors
- View the Global Partnership category on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks
- View the Global Student Business Concept Challenge category on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks
- Learn more about the VT KnowledgeWorks Partnership Week
- View the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week Flyer (.pdf)
Our Global Partnership Sponsors include Allegheny Logistics Group, BAE Systems, CCS-Inc., G.J. Hopkins Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, Rackspace, Phoenix Packaging Operations, SAIC, Shentel, StellarOne Bank, SunTrust, TechLab, Third Security, The Branch Group Inc., Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, VPT, Inc.
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 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&T, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Latimer IP Law, LLC LeClairRyan, New River Valley IP Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), The Branch Group, and Wordsprint.