Smart College Visit’s Kelly Queijo Joins US News Education on Twitter

Kelly Queijo, founder Smart College Visit, joins the college visit Twitter chat panel on June 5, 2014. Kelly (@collegevisit) will bring her college visit expertise to the chat panel, joining admissions personnel from Boston College (@BostonCollege) and Ohio State University (@futurebuckeyes), as well as Parent College Coach and Smart College Visit contributing writer Suzanne Shaffer (@suzanneshaffer). The chat will be moderated by U.S. News Education.

College visits are one of the keys to finding the best college fit, but they also require a considerable investment — in both time and money. The panel will provide parents and students with tips to make the most of the visit, and address common campus visit mistakes.

Follow Smart College Visit on Twitter @collegevisit

US News #CollegeVisit Twitter Chat – Where and When?

Join the chat on June 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. by Tweeting with the hashtag #CollegeVisit

http://tweetchat.com/room/collegevisit

More details: U.S. News Education Twitter Chat – How to Maximize Your College Visit

Future Twitter Chat Opportunities:

You can join Smart College Visit’s weekly #CampusChat every Wednesday at 9 p.m. Eastern for helpful tips for college-bound students, parents, and high school counselors. Follow @collegevisit for up-to-date info on #CampusChat.


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Smart College Visit Featured on Fox News

The founder of Smart College Visit, Inc., Z. Kelly Queijo, was featured on Fox 21/27 Morning News (link to video) on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Z. Kelly Queijo won the Open Business Concept Competition at the 2010 VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit

Join Kelly Queijo for #CampusChat, live from The Cellar Restaurant in Blacksburg, Virginia on Wednesday, May 9, at 9 PM EST.

Excerpt from Smart College Visit: Being Gluten Free in College:

Z. Kelly Queijo, founder of SmartCollegeVisit, won first place in the 2010 VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit Open Business Concept CompetitionWould you choose a college based on dining hall menus? For the thousands of teens living with celiac disease, that frivolous-sounding question may make the difference between a healthy lifestyle and one that can do permanent damage to their bodies.

Smart College Visit is tackling this important issue during National Celiac Awareness Month by providing information and resources for parents and college-bound teens with celiac disease so that they can more easily take celiac management into consideration when choosing a college and making plans for living heathly lifestyles while at college.

To kick off the topic, Smart College visit will host Wendy Gregory Kaho (@midlife_celiac), blogger and college mom with two children who have celiac disease during #CampusChat at 9pm EST on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

Wendy shares her story on SmartCollegeVisit.com of her teens' college search and how they prepared for living gluten free in college.

#CampusChat is in its 3rd year of providing informative and engaging college admissions Twitter chats each Wednesday night at 9pm EST. #CampusChat is open to the public for participation. Anyone with a Twitter id can join the conversation by adding “#campuschat” to their Twitter message. Follow Smart College Visit @collegevisit for announcements about the chat.

What is #CampusChat? See the Smart College Visit Twitter chat tutorial.

See the full press release with details about how to join tonight's #CampusChat on Twitter.

Smart College Visit, Inc. is a Blacksburg, Virginia-based higher-ed marketing company focused on mobile app and mobile web development with a special interest in creating travel and location-based tools and services. SmartCollegeVisit.com, a college search and college visit planning portal, has been listed in the Top 100 education advice blogs and as one of the top 5 college visit sites. You are invited to follow Smart College Vist on Twitter @collegevisit and to join #CampusChat.

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VT KnowledgeWorksVT 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 Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

You're invited to keep in-the-know about VT KnowledgeWorks on Facebook and Twitter.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

You Need 3Ps to Win a Business Competition

By Z. Kelly Queijo, founder of VT KnowledgeWorks member company Smart College Visit, Inc. A version of this post first appeared on Handshake 2.0.

On April 11, 2012, when the finalists in the VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Challenge compete to take home a trophy and thousands of dollars in start-up services for the best business concept, the entrepreneurs need to commit to winning.

Z. Kelly Queijo, founder of SmartCollegeVisit, won first place in the 2010 VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit Open Business Concept Competition When I entered the VT KnowledgeWorks Open Business Concept Competition in 2010 and made the final cut, I realized that if my business idea had enough merit to get that far, then it was good enough to win the competition. So, I decided to develop what I thought would be a winning strategy built on these 3 Ps: Preparation, Presentation, and Passion.

Preparation

I followed Guy Kawasaki's presentation guidelines in his book, The Art of the Start. I kept my presentation to 10 slides that primarily focused on the size and scope of my target market, the need I planned to meet/problem to solve, financials for the business, and my expertise. I kept the amount of text on the screen to a minimum with a font large enough for everyone in the room to read comfortably no matter where they were seated. I researched my facts and knew them by heart.

Presentation

I already knew that reading text from the slide show is a standard "no-no" unless you are repeating something to make a point. I took the data from my slides and turned it into an engaging narrative about the solution I was pitching. I made eye contact with members of the audience. I sought empathy, understanding and connections.

Passion

Passion – loving what I do – came out in the way I spoke, the tone of my voice, as well as what I said about Smart College Visit and, also, in the way I responded to questions. I smiled – a lot. After all, it felt wonderful to have the opportunity to tell a couple of hundred people about my company. I embraced the moment and tried to make the experience as exciting for them as it was for me.

Was I surprised when I won? Yes and no. There were many good ideas presented by others who were also passionate about what they wanted to create. But market and concept are also critical components and Smart College Visit definitely had both. Still, the odds of winning a business competition are much better when you're prepared, present well, and are passionate about your business, service, or product.

Z. Kelly Queijo, founder of Smart College Visit, Inc., won the Open Business Concept Competition at the 2010 VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit.

VT KnowledgeWorks, a regional business acceleration center that helps companies bring ideas to market, is excited to present the Fourth Annual Entrepreneurship Challenge on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at the Skelton Conference Center at The Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. This full-day informative workshop is designed for prospective company founders, entrepreneurs launching or re-vamping a business, and individuals interested in investing in early-stage companies.

Read more about the E-Challenge – finalists, agenda, speakers.

Register now!

Smart College Visit, Inc. is a Blacksburg, Virginia-based higher-ed marketing company focused on mobile app and mobile web development with a special interest in creating travel and location-based tools and services. SmartCollegeVisit.com, a college search and college visit planning portal, has been listed in the Top 100 education advice blogs and as one of the top 5 college visit sites. You are invited to follow her on Twitter @collegevisit and to read more about Smart College Visit on Handshake 2.0.

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VT KnowledgeWorksVT 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 Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

You're invited to keep in-the-know about VT KnowledgeWorks on Facebook and Twitter.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

Got a Product and a Video Camera? Then Get on the Shelf!

From Z. Kelly Queijo, founder of VT KnowledgeWorks member company SmartCollegeVisit. A version of this post first appeared on Handshake 2.0.

Entrepreneurs & Inventors, Walmart Competition

Think you have an idea for the NEXT GREAT PRODUCT? Want to sell your product in Walmart stores?

There's a contest for that.

On January 18, 2012, Walmart announced the launch of Get on the Shelf, an online video competition whereby product developers have a shot at getting their product sold on Walmart.com and in Walmart stores.

According to a Walmart press release, anyone with a great product in any of the Walmart product categories is invited to participate.

Here's what you do:

  • Create your prototype.
  • Make a video demonstrating your product.
  • Submit your video to Walmart's new product competition: Get on the Shelf

Who decides who wins? We do. The public. Inventors will create videos of their products and the public gets to decide who wins. The grand prize winner gets their product on Walmart's shelves.

Contestants have until February 22, 2012 to submit an entry. First-round voting will take place March 7th – April 4th. Ten finalists will move to round two which takes place on April 11 – April 24, culminating in the announcement of the top three contestants and the grand prize winner.

If you think you have the next great product idea, go to GetOnTheShelf.com and enter the competition. All you need is a good idea and a YouTube account to enter.

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Z. Kelly Queijo is founder of Smart College Visit, Inc., a Blacksburg, Virginia-based higher-ed marketing company focused on mobile app and mobile web development with a special interest in creating travel and location-based tools and services. SmartCollegeVisit.com, a college search and college visit planning portal, has been listed in the Top 100 education advice blogs and as one of the top 5 college visit sites. Smart College Visit's products include the Smart College Visit Blog, College Mom Minute, Campus Chat, Mobile Campus Guides, Smart Visit Widget, and other informational and productivity tools.

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 Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

11 Facts About Smart College Visit

Z. Kelly Queijo of Smart College Visit, Inc.A version of this post first appeared on Handshake 2.0.

SmartCollegeVisit is an award-winning college-search and travel planning resource that works with college and university admissions offices to provide efficient on-line and mobile products for college-bound students and their families.

Smart College Visit, Inc. also:

  1. won the VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurial Summit Award for Best Business Concept.
  2. was featured in Valley Business FRONT.
  3. is a woman-owned technology company.
  4. publishes Where'd They Go To School – quirky lists of famous people and where they attended college.
  5. is a mobile app publisher.
  6. hosts a weekly chat on Twitter called #CampusChat.
  7. was invited by President Obama's Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, to attend a Whitehouse Mashup: The Convening on Consumer Information in Higher Education in September, 2011.
  8. is listed in the Top 100 Education Advice Blogs by College Scholarships.
  9. is listed in The Top 50 College Info Web Sites by Parents Countdown to College.
  10. is founded by someone whose last name means "cheese."
  11. is a VT KnowledgeWorks member company!

Smart College Visit's products include the Smart College Visit Blog, College Mom Minute, Campus Chat, Mobile Campus Guides, Smart Visit Widget, and other informational and productivity tools.

Photo: Zane J. Queijo

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 Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

Smart College Visit Featured in Valley Business FRONT

Z. Kelly Queijo of Smart College Visit, Inc.
Z. Kelly Queijo, founder of college search and travel planning resource Smart College Visit, was featured in the December, 2011 issue of Valley Business FRONT. Follow the link and read the story beginning on page 48.  Smart College Visit, Inc. is a VT KnowledgeWorks member company.

Photo: Zane J. Queijo

You're invited to read more about Smart College Visit on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks.

SmartCollegeVisit is an award-winning college-search and travel planning resource that works with college and university admissions offices to provide efficient on-line and mobile products for college-bound students and their families. SCV products include the Smart College Visit Blog, College Mom Minute, Campus Chat, Mobile Campus Guides, Smart Visit Widget, and other informational and productivity tools. Smart College Visit – The educated way to visit campus.

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 Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

You're invited to keep up with VT KnowledgeWorks on Facebook and Twitter.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

Entrepreneurial Collaboration

Smart College Visit, Inc. and Handshake Media, Incorporated are VT KnowledgeWorks member companies. Jim Gray is a member of Presidents' Council, the leadership program at VT KnowledgeWorks. A version of this post first appeared on Handshake 2.0.

Kelsey Sarles designed the mobile app Thought Full(TM) – an app to remember, Jim Gray developed it, and Handshake Media produced it. Smart College Visit kindly featured a post by Kelsey Sarles about Thought Full on the Smart College Visit Blog.

An excerpt from An App for College-bound Students to Remember by Kelsey Sarles on SmartCollegeVisit:

You're 17 going on 18. You can't wait to get out of high school. You're over the drama, the cliques, having to ask permission to go to the bathroom, the cafeteria with its plastic cutlery. You're an adult now. You're ready for sweet, sweet freedom. You're ready for college!

Planning college visits with Thought FullDid you remember to…

  • Meet with your guidance counselor?
  • Study for the SATs?
  • Sign-up for financial aid?
  • Plan your college visits!
  • Submit your college applications?

Whether you've realized it yet or not, all this new found freedom comes with a price. Yes, the plus side is that you no longer have to listen to your mom nagging you about homework. The downside is – you have to remember to finish it yourself!

For the rest of your life, it's up to you to remember all the things you need to do. Fortunately, there's an app for that, and it's called Thought Full™.

Thought Full is designed to solve the problem we all seem to have – keeping our acts together…

To read the rest of the post, "An App for College-bound Students to Remember," please visit SmartCollegeVisit.com.

You can learn more about Thought Full™ at www.thoughtfullapp.com. Thought Full is available in the iTunes App Store and is coming soon to the Android Market.

SmartCollegeVisit has apps, too! Learn more about SmartCollegeVisit's Mobile Campus Guides on SmartCollegeVisit.com.

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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 Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

Smart College Visit Founder to Speak at American Marketing Association Higher Ed Symposim

Kelly Queijo, VT KnowledgeWorks member company Smart College Visit, Inc. founder and president, will present at the upcoming American Marketing Association 2011 Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education in Chicago.

Mrs. Queijo and co-presenter, Zack Rosen, Admission Counselor and Coordinator of Social Media & Online Recruitment for University of New Haven, are hosting a tutorial session entitled “Build a Better Community of Bloggers.” The pre-conference workshop will be held on Sunday, Novebmer 6, from 1-5 pm and will focus on how to launch, maintain, and build a “community” of bloggers by developing and managing a coordinated blogging initiative.

“Blogging has been an invaluable tool for Smart College Visit and is playing a larger part in college recruitment. During the workshop, Zack and I will cover everything from the technical to the transformative,” noted Kelly Queijo. “We both have extensive experience with higher education recruitment and blogging and can provide guidelines on setting editorial calendars and timelines, integrating Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels. We will be discussing best blogging practices from a very practical, real viewpoint and plan for this to be a lively, interactive session.”

The AMA’s 2011 Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education, scheduled for November 6-9, 2011 in Chicago, is the industry’s largest and most comprehensive event for Higher Education Marketers. Over the course of four days, Education Marketers from all over the world will discuss cutting edge approaches, new tools and technologies, and the hottest trends on the forefront of higher education marketing.

See the full press release.

You're invited to read more about Smart College Visit on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks.

SmartCollegeVisit is an award-winning college-search and travel planning resource that works with college and university admissions offices to provide efficient on-line and mobile products for college-bound students and their families. SCV products include the Smart College Visit Blog, College Mom Minute, Campus Chat, Mobile Campus Guides, Smart Visit Widget, and other informational and productivity tools. Smart College Visit – The educated way to visit campus.

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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 self-sustaining not-for-profit subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

Smart College Visit Releases Smart Visit Widget

From Z. Kelly Queijo, founder of Smart College Visit, Inc., a VT KnowledgeWorks member company:

When I founded Smart College Visit, Inc. the goal was simple: to make planning travel to college campuses easier for college-bound teens and their families. SmartCollegeVisit.com was designed to do just that by providing the travel booking tools necessary for college visit travel.

Smart Visit Widget from SmartCollegeVisit.com Once we had these tools in place and began to demo them to colleges and other businesses, people would ask, "Can I get that for my web site?" Immediately, we realized we had created a solution to a problem that was portable to other sites. We named this solution The Smart Visit Widget and we're happy to announce that the widget debuted on eduLaunchPad.com.

The widget is a location-based-service (LBS) that matches colleges with destination details all under one "roof" so to speak. To accommodate as many web design styles as possible, the widget is available in four sizes, three of which should fit most sidebar widths, and a larger one to fit other web page designs.

The Smart Visit Widget is free and anyone interested in adding a location-based travel widget to their sites, even companies not associated with higher-ed, are invited to contact me for more information.

We're excited to work with eduLaunchPad and are looking forward to seeing the widget at work during the fall college visit season. Please read the complete press release Smart Visit Widget Debut for more information.

A version of this post originally appeared on Handshake 2.0.

Smart College Visit, Inc. is a Blacksburg, Virginia-based higher-ed marketing company focused on mobile app and mobile web development with a special interest in creating travel and location-based tools and services. SmartCollegeVisit.com, a college search and college visit planning portal, has been listed in the Top 100 education advice blogs and as one of the top 5 college visit sites.

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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 self-sustaining not-for-profit subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

Video College Advisor Features Smart College Visit

SmartCollegeVisit was featured by Paul Hemphill of the Video College Advisor, a site specializing in college admissions and college financial aid advice.

SmartCollegeVisit.com was founded by Z. Kelly Queijo, President of Smart College Visit, Inc., winner of the Second Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit’s Open Competition in 2010, and keynote speaker at the Third Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit in 2011.

Smart College Visit, Inc. is a Blacksburg, Virginia-based higher-ed marketing company focused on mobile app and mobile web development with a special interest in creating travel and location-based tools and services. SmartCollegeVisit.com, a college search and college visit planning portal, has been listed in the Top 100 education advice blogs and as one of the top 5 college visit sites.

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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 self-sustaining not-for-profit subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).