Registration Opens Virginia Tech’s ACC InVenture Prize

Registration is open for Virginia Tech undergraduate students with a business idea to enter the second annual VT KnowledgeWorks ACC InVenture Prize @ Virginia Tech competition. Selected finalists will deliver their ideas and inventions in a 3-minute pitch at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center on November 2, 2016.


The winning team will receive transportation and accommodations to compete against other ACC universities in Atlanta on March 31, 2017, at the ACC InVenture Prize competition, a Shark Tank-style pitch competition offering $30,000 in prize money.

Teams that apply for the ACC InVenture Prize @ Virginia Tech competition will also be automatically entered into the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals on April 12, 2017, to compete for $15,000 in scholarships, start-up services, and the opportunity to face global contenders on a world stage next summer for the $25,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge Award.

Student teams must register by September 23, 2016, at

Obtain a free ticket to watch the teams present their pitches on November 2, 2016, at

For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at [email protected].

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 is in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include 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, 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.

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