Announcing the 2014 Global Student Business Concept Challenge Judges

2014 VTKW, VT KnowledgeWorks global challenge trophyUniversity teams from around the world will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 17-23, 2014.

The Global Student Business Concept Challenge Presentations will be held in the Washington Lecture Hall in the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday, August 21, 2013 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.

Our panel of judges for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept are:
Eva Doss, President and CEO of The Launch Place
Jason Gabriel, Managing Director of Third Security
Will Karbach, CEO of The Branch Group, Inc.
Robert McAden, Senior Business Operations Manager of Rackspace
Eloise Coupey, associate professor of Marketing at Virginia Tech
Charles Pennington, President of TechLab, Inc.
Dr. Dan Sable, Founder and CEO of VPT, Inc.

Please see photos and read biographies of our Panel of Judges for the 2014 Global Student Business Concept Challenge Presentations. (.pdf).

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, USA. The Global Partnership is an ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social, academic, and commercial relationships with each other, for mutual long-term advantage. Members of the partnership gather annually during a week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

Our global students need local beds! We invite you to be a Global Host Family.

Read more about serving as a Global Host Family (.pdf).

The Fifth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 17 – 23, 2014.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Week, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Outreach Manager, [email protected].

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VT KnowledgeWorks

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, NetVentures, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Rackspace, Shentel, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union First Market Bank, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

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