Announcing the 2016 VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors

VT KnowledgeWorks wants to acknowledge and thank our 2016 sponsors who make possible the various programs and events we offer each year such as:

  • Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals, awarding $25,000 in scholarships to Virginia Tech students, including the –
    • $5,000 Plastics One Advanced Manufacturing Award for the outstanding tangible product
    • $5,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Information Technology Award for the outstanding intangible product or service
    • $10,000 awarded as an additional grand prize for one of the two teams that receive the Advanced Manufacturing Award or the Information Technology Award
    • $5,000 People’s Choice Award sponsored by Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business
  • Global Challenge Virtual Preliminary, giving one student team from anywhere in the world $5,000 in air travel reimbursement for a chance to compete on a world stage at the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge
  • Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge, awarding $40,000 in cash prizes, including the –
    • $10,000 Plastics One Advanced Manufacturing Award for the outstanding tangible product
    • $10,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Information Technology Award for the outstanding intangible product or service
    • $15,000 awarded as an additional grand prize for one of the two teams that receive the Advanced Manufacturing Award or the Information Technology Award
    • $5,000 People’s Choice Award sponsored by Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs
  • Innovation Challenge, providing $100,000 worth of mentorship and business support services to a winning team of Virginia Tech faculty, staff, students and/or alumni proposing to establish a new venture in Blacksburg, based on Virginia Tech-owned technology
  • Game Changers Challenge, an opportunity for one entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team to qualify for a $25,000 “Running Start” loan plus a package of free startup assistance services
  • The Entrepreneurship Option workshop, an interactive workshop to help one identify what it takes and what it means to be a true entrepreneur instead of an employee

Our generous 2016 VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors who make this all possible are:

Allegheny Logistics Group

Automation Creations, Inc.

BAE Systems

BB&T

The Branch Group, Inc.

Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP

Carilion Clinic

Celanese

CIT GAP Funds

City of Roanoke

First Bank & Trust Company

G.J. Hopkins, Inc.

National Bank

New River Valley Intellectual Property Law

Plastics One Inc.

PowerSchool

Rackspace

Shentel

SimulTV

SMBW

SunTrust Bank

TechLab

Third Security

Town of Blacksburg

Town of Christiansburg

Union Bank & Trust

Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs

VPT, Inc.

Wordsprint

Stay connected with us and the VT KnowledgeWorks events offered in 2016 at www.vtknowledgeworks.com/event/calendar.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Semifinals sponsors include Plastics One Inc. and Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business.

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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.

 

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