University teams from around the world will be competing in the 2015 Global Student Entrepreneurship 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 16-22, 2015.
The Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge will be held in the Alumni Assembly Hall in The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All are invited and those who would like to attend may register here.
Our panel of judges for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge are:
Eva Doss, President and CEO of The Launch Place
Jason Gabriel, Managing Director of Third Security
Carol Hamilton, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, James Madison University College of Business
Will Karbach, Chairman and CEO of The Branch Group, Inc.
Robert McAden, Site Leader for Rackspace in Blacksburg
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 2015 Global Student Entrepreneurship 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.
- Register for Tastes & Sounds of the Valleys
- Here’s a first look at the schedule of events for the 2015 Global Partnership Week!
- Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 20, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, to get a seat at the Global Student Challenge Presentations. Attendance is free on a first-come, first-served availability. Details here.
- Join our sponsors
- View the Global Partnership category on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks
- View the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge category on Inside 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, CIT GAP Funds, 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, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.