Save the Date for These 2016 VTKW Global Partnership Events

Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys Reception 2016

Save The Date

SAVE THE DATE: August 18-19
Two events open to the public in conjunction with the
VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership

Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge
8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Thursday, August 18
Alumni Assembly Hall, The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Tickets free; register by August 10

Observe teams from all over the world present their business ideas for a $25,000 grand prize and trophy.  Read about this year’s 15th finalist team, winner of the Global Challenge Virtual Preliminary.
University teams will be competing for:

  • $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 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

Tastes & Sounds of the Valleys Reception
5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, August 19
Shenandoah Ballroom, The Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke
Tickets $50/person; register by August 10

Expand your global network and come meet the finalists and winning teams of the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge!  Enjoy unique food from the Roanoke and New River Valleys, as well as live performances by regional artists, like the Blue Ridge Mtn. Cloggers and The Wildmans.  Here’s a preview of the 2016 global regions that will be present at the reception. Read the formal press release.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event 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, and Washington, D.C.  Members of the partnership gather annually to celebrate student entrepreneurship hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center,Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

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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., PowerSchool Assessment & AnalyticsRackspace, 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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