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 Challenge for $10,000 in scholarships, start-up services, and the opportunity to compete on a world stage next August for the $25,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Award.
The Student Business Concept Challenge registration deadline is February 14, 2014.
Register online for the Student Business Concept Challenge
The Tech Transfer Challenge registration deadline is February 21, 2014.
Register online for the Tech Transfer Challenge
The cost to attend this full-day event including the competitions, luncheon, and reception is only $30 for students and $50 for everyone else.
Register online to attend the VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Challenge
Businesses can get details about advertising during this event by contacting Christine Spalding at 540-443-9100 ext.3 or via email at [email protected]
VT KnowledgeWorks wants to thank our generous sponsors of the Entrepreneurship Challenge including CIT GAP Funds, Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Virginia Tech Office of Research and Virginia Tech Outreach & International Affairs.
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 Sponsors
Allegheny Logistics Group, Automation Creations, Inc. , BAE Systems, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Interactive Achievement, Inc., Latimer Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Rackspace, Shentel, StellarOne Bank, TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc. and Wordsprint.
Student Business Concept Challenge Sponsors
Tech Transfer Challenge Sponsors