2016 Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals Sponsor Showcase: Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business

Pamplin College of Business

Students share ideas with Gov. McAuliffe and President Sands at the Innovate roundtable

Virginia Tech’s nationally ranked Pamplin College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting and information systems, business information technology, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, and marketing.  Pamplin emphasizes technology and analysis that improve business, entrepreneurship that leads to innovation and innovative companies, international opportunities for learning and research, and an inclusive, collaborative community.  It is named in honor of two alumni: the late Robert B. Pamplin, retired chairman of Georgia-Pacific, and businessman, author, and philanthropist Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Student innovators were center stage at Virginia Tech last fall as undergraduates engaged Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, state Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson, and Virginia Tech President Tim Sands during roundtable talks at Virginia Tech’s Innovate living-learning community.  “Virginia is the best state in the nation for young people to innovate, create, and start a business,” said McAuliffe, who shared ideas at the community’s “Venture Lab,” where students in any discipline who have a passion for entrepreneurship routinely gather.

Pamplin’s Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship helps lead Innovate activities.  “We’re creating a university for a new generation, where faculty and students from many disciplines work together as a diverse team to address the complex issues facing Virginia and the nation,” said Sands.

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Thank you, Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business, for sponsoring the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals!

Virginia Tech student teams will compete at the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals for the chance to win one of three scholarship prizes, including the Plastics One Advanced Manufacturing Award of $5,000, the $5,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Information Technology Award for the most outstanding intangible product or service, and the $5,000 People’s Choice Award, sponsored by the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business. One of the two teams that receive the Advanced Manufacturing or the Information Technology award will earn the grand prize and receive an additional $10,000 in scholarship assistance, as well as the opportunity to compete on a world stage in the $25,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge this August.

Register to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals on Wednesday, March 30, from 1-6 p.m. Registration is free.

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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 GroupAutomation Creations, Inc., BAE SystemsBB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Carilion ClinicCelaneseCIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, First Bank & Trust CompanyG.J. Hopkins, Inc.National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., PowerSchoolRackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SMBWSunTrust 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., and Wordsprint.

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