Virginia Tech students are invited to develop their entrepreneurship ideas, enhance their understanding of a successful business venture, and showcase their creativity at the ninth annual Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals.
Students compete to earn $15,000 in scholarships and eligibility for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge finals next August, where student teams from around the world compete for the $25,000 grand prize. All participants must be full-time students at Virginia Tech, and the average age of the team must be less than 28.
To enter, submit a 1-page summary of your business concept by February 10, 2017, at www.vtknowledgeworks.com. A panel of faculty and local entrepreneurial business leaders choose semifinalists to then submit a 3-5 page business concept document by March 3, 2017.
Finalists are chosen by a panel of local entrepreneurial business leaders and investors. VT KnowledgeWorks assists the finalists in the preparation of their presentations. Finalists present their business concepts at the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals on April 12, 2017, at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. The Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals contestant registration deadline is February 10, 2017.
Businesses can get details about advertising during this event by contacting Christine Spalding at 540-443-9100 ext. 3 or via email at [email protected].
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.
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