University teams will be competing in the 2016 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 11-20, 2016.
VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge Showcase of Teams
University of Ghent – Ghent, Belgium
Business concept and description:
Ledsreact is a Belgian start-up founded by two young sportive students and a Belgian military man. The company invented the first smart sports cone. The team includes sport background skills, technological skills and design skills.
Pictured from left to right: Koen Vercauteren, Co-founder of Ledsreact (Belgian military man); Thomas Vervisch, team member (student at University of Ghent); and Mathias Segers, Founder of Ledsreact (student at University of Ghent).
Watch the video to learn more about Ledsreact.
Team Ledsreact will be competing in the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Alumni Assembly Hall in The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.
The Seventh Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event will be held August 11-20, 2016.
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.
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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