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
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Business concept and description:
Park & Diamond
Our mission is simple: to improve cycling safety by creating an ultra portable helmet. We are innovating on the current helmet design which has been fundamentally the same since 1990. Our helmet is redefining what it means to be a bike helmet; from a helmet that was bulky to carry around to seamlessly fitting your lifestyle, and from having the stigma for being ugly to an attractive form of self expression. Outdated designs aren’t acceptable, and Park & Diamond is giving cyclists the opportunity to choose a modern helmet that fits our modern lives.
Pictured left to right: David Hall and Jordan Klein.
Watch the video to learn more about Park & Diamond.
Team Park & Diamond 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.
VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors
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 Assessment & Analytics, 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., and Wordsprint.