VT KnowledgeWorks hosted its seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center on April 8. The Challenge provided a unique opportunity for student teams from Virginia Tech to present their business concepts before a panel of local business leaders.
Virginia Tech student teams competed for $15,000 in scholarships, start-up services, and the opportunity to compete on a world stage next August for the $25,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge Award. Additionally, members of the audience selected their favorite team to win the People’s Choice award of $5,000 in scholarships.
The winners of the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals are featured here.
For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at [email protected].
VT KnowledgeWorks wants to thank our generous sponsors of the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals including Plastics One Inc., the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, and Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business.
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
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