The Entrepreneurship Option Workshop

VT KnowledgeWorks is hosting The Entrepreneurship Option workshop on Thursday, October 6 at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in the Crescent Conference Room from 1-3:30PM, 2000 Kraft Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060.

This interactive workshop will help you identify what it takes and what it means to be a true entrepreneur instead of an employee.

entrepreneurship workshop

Who should attend? Anyone considering the launch of a technology-based business.

  • Inventors with exciting technological developments
  • University faculty members with revolutionary research results
  • Web developers with fresh business concepts
  • Career shifters thinking about starting a company

When you should attend? Very early in the planning process.

  • When your business concepts are still forming
  • Before you incorporate, write a business plan or launch a web site
  • Before you spend any significant time or personal money

What you will study…

  • Fundamental Factors that govern startup success
  • Powerful Habits used by many good managers
  • MOXIE and why it matters

And the best part? This event is free.

To register, please visit our website, call us at 540-443-9100 Ext. 3, or email us at info@vtknowledgeworks.com.

For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at jim.flowers@vtknowledgeworks.com.

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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 GroupAutomation Creations, Inc., BAE SystemsBB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Carilion ClinicCelaneseCIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, First Bank & Trust CompanyG.J. Hopkins, Inc.National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., PowerSchoolRackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SMBWSunTrust 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.

The Entrepreneurship Option: A FREE Workshop This January 27

VT KnowledgeWorks is giving a workshop, The Entrepreneurship Option, Friday, January 27, 2017, 12 Noon – 2:30 PM, at ICTAS, Kelly Hall, Suite 310, 325 Stranger Street, on the Virginia Tech Campus. The workshop is free to all Virginia Tech students, staff, and faculty.

This interactive workshop will help you identify what it takes and what it means to be a true entrepreneur instead of an employee.

The Entrepreneurship Option free startup workshop by Virginia Tech and VT KnowledgeWorks

Special for Virginia Tech Students:
Get the details on how your innovation might win you up to $40,000 by participating in the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals.

Who should attend? Anyone considering the launch of a business.

  • Inventors with exciting technological developments
  • University faculty members with revolutionary research results
  • Web developers with fresh business concepts
  • Career shifters thinking about starting a company

When you should attend? Very early in the planning process.

  • When your business concepts are still forming
  • Before you incorporate, write a business plan or launch a web site
  • Before you spend any significant time or personal money

What you will study…

  • Fundamental Factors that govern startup success
  • Powerful Habits used by many good managers
  • MOXIE and why it matters

And the best part? This event is free, snacks or lunch included.

To register, please visit our website, call us at 540-443-9100 Ext. 3, or email us at info@vtknowledgeworks.com.

For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at jim.flowers@vtknowledgeworks.com.

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Allegheny Logistics Group, Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Carilion Clinic, Celanese, City of Roanoke, Common Wealth Growth Group, EDC, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., National Bank, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Roanoke – Blacksburg Technology Council, Shentel, SMBW, SunTrust Bank, TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, VPT, Inc., and Wordsprint.

Announcing the 2016 Big Launch Challenge

2016 Big Launch ChallengeThe Big Launch Challenge is a joint venture between The Launch Place and the First Flight Venture Center designed to showcase technology-related business ideas in a highly competitive environment. The business plan competition includes awards totaling up to $30,000 for the winners. The challenge has a total of two rounds, plus a final LIVE event. The Big Launch Challenge LIVE event is scheduled for 1:00pm on September 20, 2016, at the Research Triangle Park Headquarters located at 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC.

The challenge is an annual event and offers startups valuable business networking and capital opportunities, as well as critical resources. The goal of The Big Launch Challenge is to foster entrepreneurship by offering education, team creation, mentorship, early-stage prototyping, and potential follow-on seed financing.  Startups from the nano technology, green technology, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, medical devices, and information technology industries are invited to apply for The Big Launch Challenge’s third year.

For more information, read about it on The Launch Place website.

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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 GroupAutomation Creations, Inc., BAE SystemsBB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Carilion ClinicCelaneseCIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, First Bank & Trust CompanyG.J. Hopkins, Inc.National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., PowerSchool Assessment & AnalyticsRackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SMBWSunTrust 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.

Sign Up for Free Startup Chatup at Tillerman Coffee Co.

Join in informal chats about startup issues and discuss your entrepreneurial aspirations with Jim Flowers, executive director of VT KnowledgeWorks. Meet with Jim at Tillerman Coffee Co., located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.
Free Startup Chatup at Tillerman Coffee Co.

Startup Chatup: Register for a time slot on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Tillerman Coffee Co. in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center at 1901 Innovation Drive, Suite 1100.

FREE!

register

For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at jim.flowers@vtknowledgeworks.com.

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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 GroupAutomation Creations, Inc., BAE SystemsBB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Carilion ClinicCelaneseCIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, First Bank & Trust CompanyG.J. Hopkins, Inc.National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., PowerSchool Assessment & AnalyticsRackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SMBWSunTrust 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.

The Entrepreneurship Option: a FREE Workshop May 19, 2016

VTKW-Resources for EntrepreneursCoLabVT KnowledgeWorks and CoLab are giving a free workshop, The Entrepreneurship Option, Thursday, May 19th, 1:00 – 3:30 PM, at the Grandin CoLab, 1327 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24015.

This interactive workshop will help you identify what it takes and what it means to be a true entrepreneur instead of an employee.

The Entrepreneurship Option 2

Who should attend? Anyone considering the launch of a business.

  • Inventors with exciting technological developments
  • University faculty members with revolutionary research results
  • Web developers with fresh business concepts
  • Career shifters thinking about starting a company

When you should attend? Very early in the planning process.

  • When your business concepts are still forming
  • Before you incorporate, write a business plan or launch a web site
  • Before you spend any significant time or personal money

What you will study…

  • Fundamental Factors that govern startup success
  • Powerful Habits used by many good managers
  • MOXIE and why it matters

And the best part? This event is free, snacks or lunch included.

To register, please visit our website, call us at 540-443-9100 Ext. 3, or email us at info@vtknowledgeworks.com.

For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at jim.flowers@vtknowledgeworks.com.

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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 GroupAutomation Creations, Inc.BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Carilion ClinicCelaneseCIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, First Bank & Trust CompanyG.J. Hopkins, Inc.MeridiumNational Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., PowerSchool Assessment & AnalyticsRackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SMBWSunTrust 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.

2016 Sign Up for Startup Chatup at CoffeeWorks Free

Join in informal chats about startup issues and discuss your entrepreneurial aspirations with Jim Flowers, executive director of VT KnowledgeWorks. Meet with Jim at CoffeeWorks, located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center at 1901 Innovation Drive, Suite 1100.

Startup Chatup @ CoffeeWorks: Register for a time slot on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at CoffeeWorks in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center at 1901 Innovation Drive, Suite 1100.

FREE!

register

For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at jim.flowers@vtknowledgeworks.com.

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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 GroupAutomation Creations, Inc., BAE SystemsBB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Carilion ClinicCelaneseCIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, First Bank & Trust CompanyG.J. Hopkins, Inc.National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., PowerSchoolRackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SMBWSunTrust 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.

Enter the Union Innovation Challenge 2016

Union Innovation Challenge 2016Virginia Tech students are invited to pitch innovative ideas for Healthcare, Wellness and Medical Devices.  

First Place Prize: $7,500
Runner-Up: $2,500

The Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Carilion Clinic, invites students to submit proposals for the second annual Union Innovation Challenge, to be held on April 14, 2016.  Put your enterprising minds together as a team to come up with an innovation that could win you $7,500 to fund your project in an area like:

  • Biotechnology
  • Life sciences tools & services
  • Wearables
  • Healthcare equipment, providers, services, & technologies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Wellness apps or technologies

Deadline for proposal entries is March 1, 2016.  To sign up or get more information, go to www.apexcie.vt.edu/unionchallenge/.

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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 GroupAutomation Creations, Inc., BAE SystemsBB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Carilion ClinicCelaneseCIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, First Bank & Trust CompanyG.J. Hopkins, Inc.National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., PowerSchoolRackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SMBWSunTrust 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.

Announcing VT KnowledgeWorks Pathways to Innovation

VT KnowledgeWorks is pleased to announce a new service to researchers, both inside and outside Virginia Tech.  “Pathways to Innovation” offers private, candid conversations with the new VT KnowledgeWorks Innovator-in-Residence, Kevin Passarello, about the opportunities for translating their specific scientific developments into successful commercial products.  Virginia Tech scientists and engineers can request a date with Kevin by submitting a one-page abstract and selecting a preferred meeting time during his regular visits to Blacksburg.

Kevin is currently Counsel to Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Washington, DC.  http://www.bipc.com/Kevin-L-Passarello/.  He is a serial entrepreneur with experience encompassing emerging companies and technology transactions; corporate finance; venture capital and private equity; intellectual property and licensing; mergers and acquisitions; corporate law and governance; legislative and regulatory affairs; and not-for-profit organizations.  Before joining Buchanan, Kevin co-founded two venture-backed technology companies (in the enterprise software and mobile hardware markets–with investors including Microsoft, Sequoia Capital, Hg Capital, and Catterton Partners) with successful exits, as well as a $60 million private equity buyout fund with more than $300 million in M&A transactions.  He most recently co-founded a predictive analytics company in the medical space, based on research from the University of Virginia.  He has hands-on international business experience in Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.  Kevin is a 1986 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4ca4ad28a75-pathways.

For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at jim.flowers@vtknowledgeworks.com.

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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 GroupAutomation Creations, Inc., BAE SystemsBB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Carilion ClinicCelaneseCIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, First Bank & Trust CompanyG.J. Hopkins, Inc.National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., PowerSchoolRackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SMBWSunTrust 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.

The Entrepreneurship Option: a FREE Workshop this February 5

VT KnowledgeWorks is giving a free workshop, The Entrepreneurship Option, Friday, February 5th, noon – 2:30 PM, at ICTAS, Kelly Hall, Suite 310, 325 Stranger Street, Virginia Tech Campus.

This interactive workshop will help you identify what it takes and what it means to be a true entrepreneur instead of an employee.

The Entrepreneurship Option free startup workshop by Virginia Tech and VT KnowledgeWorks

Special for Virginia Tech Students:
Get the details on how your innovation might win you up to $40,000 by participating in the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals.

Who should attend? Anyone considering the launch of a business.

  • Inventors with exciting technological developments
  • University faculty members with revolutionary research results
  • Web developers with fresh business concepts
  • Career shifters thinking about starting a company

When you should attend? Very early in the planning process.

  • When your business concepts are still forming
  • Before you incorporate, write a business plan or launch a web site
  • Before you spend any significant time or personal money

What you will study…

  • Fundamental Factors that govern startup success
  • Powerful Habits used by many good managers
  • MOXIE and why it matters

And the best part? This event is free, snacks or lunch included.

To register, please visit our website, call us at 540-443-9100 Ext. 3, or email us at info@vtknowledgeworks.com.

For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at jim.flowers@vtknowledgeworks.com.

Keep in the know about VT KnowledgeWorks through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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

Automation Creations, Inc.BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Carilion ClinicCelaneseCIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, First Bank & Trust CompanyG.J. Hopkins, Inc.MeridiumNational Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SMBWSunTrust 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.

VTCRC Business Brief with Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks

This post was originally published on the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center website.

Welcome to “Business Brief with…” Business Brief asks presidents and CEO’s of companies at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC) one question…

“What key lesson have you learned in business that would help others?”


Businesses That Matter

Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorksIn this age of social media, our various forms of in-boxes are awash with flashy stories of remarkable business growth and vast fortunes made almost overnight. It is tempting to envy, and try to emulate, the strategies that the new billionaires employed to accumulate their riches. But it is important to remember that these stories go viral because they are truly unusual, because they really are news.

Hidden on the back pages of the newspapers and on the third and fourth pages of Google searches are the stories that do not go viral. These are the tales of patient enterprises that grow slowly and steadily for years, even decades, and quietly create multi-millionaires without ever making headlines. They aren’t news because they are everywhere. Yes. Everywhere. They are the heart and soul of our global economy.

Obviously, to have a business remain successful over an extended period, it must address an ongoing issue. It must solve a real problem that doesn’t go away quickly and is reasonably tied to general economic vitality of its community, large or small. And it cannot extract unreasonable profits from that community without encouraging new competitors and substitutes.

Have you ever wondered who made the gutters on your house? How about the clay drain tiles that channel away rainwater from summer thunderstorms? How about the wires that connect your headset to your iPod? Or your plastic milk jugs? Or your doctor’s stethoscope?

I have a Doonesbury cartoon on the wall of my office – first published in 2001. In it Doonesbury’s tycoon friend Bernie declares that he has abandoned “leading edge applications for wireless handhelds” and adopted a new paradigm focused on “boring stuff that people actually need.” That was 2001. Stethoscopes, drain tiles, and milk jugs haven’t changed much since then. I imagine the quiet companies that were making them then are still making them.

And this even applies in “high-tech” industries. The companies that dominated computer-aided engineering software 20 years ago still quietly dominate that field. Do you know what a slip-ring is? A quiet enterprise in Blacksburg has been making them profitably for years – Moog. The Corning plant on North Franklin Street in Christiansburg makes ceramic substrates for the catalytic converters that clean up our automobile exhaust. A leading medical diagnostic company, TechLab, was founded here in Blacksburg in 1989 and is quietly chugging along saving lives and making money.

So, when you think about business, one you might join, one you are thinking of starting, or one you might invest in, remember the ones we all actually need, the ones that make the boring stuff that sustains our everyday lives, that create good jobs that last, businesses that matter.

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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

Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.