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Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys Reception 2014

Tastes & Sounds of the Valleys Reception
5:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 20
Crystal Ballroom, The Hotel Roanoke

Mix and mingle with regional business leaders and event attendees of the Global Partnership Week, plus enjoy food and an open bar at The Hotel Roanoke!

5:30 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. The Floorboards
7:00 p.m. Welcome Address by Jonathan Hagmaier, Chairman & CEO of Interactive Achievement
7:15 p.m. Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers
7:30 p.m. The Floorboards Continued

Global Student Business Concept Challenge
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 21
Washington Lecture Hall, The Hotel Roanoke

Observe global student teams compete in a Student Business Concept Challenge for the $25,000 grand prize and trophy. It’s free to attend but you must register in advance.

Meet the Finalists: Learn more about the 13 finalists of the Global Student Business Concept Challenge. Click on the team names listed in the Challenge agenda to learn more about the concepts they will present.

Livestream: If you are unable to attend the Global Student Business Concept Challenge on Thursday, August 21, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT, we will be live streaming it. Please invite your friends, family, and colleagues to “join us” on the day of the Challenge by accessing the channel online at

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Watch the video to learn more about the Global Partnership Week!

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

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.

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, Bloomfield Partners, LLC, 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, 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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