Global Challenge Semifinals Deadline Extended – Now Free to Enter

The Global Challenge Semifinals are now free to enter!
The deadline has been extended to February 11, 2015.

VTKW Global Challenge Semifinals

VT KnowledgeWorks will host its annual Global Challenge Semifinals at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, Blacksburg, Virginia. Virginia Tech student teams will compete for the chance to win one of three scholarship prizes, including:

  • $10,000 Plastics One Advanced Manufacturing Award for the most outstanding tangible product
  • $10,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Information Technology Award for the most outstanding intangible product or service
  • $5,000 grand prize to one of the two teams that receive the Advanced Manufacturing and the Information Technology awards
  • $5,000 People’s Choice Award, sponsored by the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business

Student teams are also competing for an opportunity to compete on a world stage in the $25,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge this August.

A generous donor has enabled us to eliminate the entry fee. To enter, student teams should register by completing the Intent to Compete form and submitting a one-page summary by February 11.  Attendee tickets are also free and include access to the Global Challenge Semifinals, networking reception, and awards presentation. Register as a contestant or attendee online at http://www.vtknowledgeworks.com/gcsemifinals/2015/registration.

The competition is open to all graduate and undergraduate students at Virginia Tech. All participants must be full-time, registered students at Virginia Tech with an average team age of 27 years or less to participate and receive prizes if selected as a finalist team. Up to six finalist teams will be selected to present at the 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 Global Challenge Semifinals Sponsors include Plastics One Inc. and Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business, and the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.

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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

Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Plastics One Inc., Shentel, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union First Market Bank, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint

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