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.
August 18 Challenge Agenda
(agenda and live stream channel at www.vtkwglobal.com/video/challenge)
10:10 a.m. – 20-minute break
12:10 p.m. – Lunch in Latham Ballroom A – 1:10 p.m.
Global Student Challenge Presentations Continued
2:25 p.m. – 20-minute break
4:00 p.m. – Conclude Global Student Challenge Presentations
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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.
- Register for Tastes & Sounds of the Valleys
- Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 18, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, to get a seat at the Global Student Challenge Presentations. Attendance is free on a first-come, first-served availability. Details here.
- View the Global Partnership category on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks
- View the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge category on Inside 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 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.