Agenda for the 2016 Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge

Observe teams from all over the world present their business ideas for a $25,000 grand prize and trophy, before a live regional audience and judging panel at the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Challenge.


Thanks to Plastics One Inc. and Virginia Tech’s Outreach & International Affairs for sponsoring this year’s Advanced Manufacturing Award and People’s Choice Award respectively.  Learn more about the prizes that will be awarded at the Challenge.

Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge

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

August 18 Challenge Agenda

(agenda and live stream channel at

8:00 a.m. – Registration
8:15 a.m. – Welcome
8:30 a.m.- Plasteat
8:55 a.m. – Bio Aletha
9:20 a.m. – ECOAERIS
9:45 a.m. – Magic Styler

10:10 a.m. – 20-minute break

10:30 a.m. – Ledsreact
10:55 a.m. – Park & Diamond
11:20 a.m. – BotTherapist
11:45 a.m. – CoatChecker

12:10 p.m. – Lunch in Latham Ballroom A – 1:10 p.m.

Global Student Challenge Presentations Continued

1:10 p.m. – FOD – Friends of Deaf
1:35 p.m. – Pitcher Tech
2:00 p.m. – BrainLock

2:25 p.m. – 20-minute break

2:45 p.m. – Construction Cloud
3:10 p.m. – weview
3:35 p.m. – eLog

4:00 p.m. – Conclude Global Student Challenge Presentations

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Watch the Global Student Challenge live!

The 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., USA.

The Global Partnership is an ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social, academic, and commercial relationships with each other, for mutual long-term advantage. Members of the partnership gather annually during a Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

The Seventh Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event will be held August 11-20, 2016.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Event, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Outreach Manager, [email protected].

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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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