Showcase of 2014 VTKW Global Teams: The University of British Columbia

University teams will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 17-23, 2014.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge Showcase of Teams

  The University of British Columbia – British Columbia, Canada

Business concept and description:

Santé West – Progressive Weight Bearing Brace
Santé West aims to bring the proven science of partial weight bearing to a personal, convenient device, helping the user recover from knee and lower leg injuries in less time with better functional outcomes.

2014 VTKW Global Student Business Concept Challenge Team Santé West from University of British Columbia
Pictured left to right: Cam Stuart, Megan O’Brien, Bayden Hamilton

Watch the video to learn more about Santé West.

Team Santé West will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Washington Lecture Hall in the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.

For more information about The University of British Columbia, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

The Fifth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 17 – 23, 2014.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week 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, 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 week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Week, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Outreach Manager, leversole@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 Group, Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, Bloomfield Partners, LLC, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Interactive Achievement, Inc., Latimer Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Rackspace, Shentel, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union First Market Bank, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

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Showcase of 2014 VTKW Global Teams: Virginia Tech

University teams will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 17-23, 2014.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge Showcase of Teams

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Blacksburg, USA

Business concept and description:

Vestigo
Why can your smartphone guide you from thousands of miles away to within 20 feet of your destination, but when you arrive you’re on your own for finding a parking space? The most outdated part of your commute today isn’t your car; it’s finding that space. We believe we have an answer to this problem and that solution is Vestigo, your parking lot GPS. Vestigo uses a novel data collection system that takes advantage of inexpensive, high quality laser rangefinders in tandem with a mobile service – to provide a real time map of available parking. Our team is attempting to bring down the cost of real time parking occupancy sensors. We believe that real world, real time, information can make our communities more efficient and improve everyone’s quality of life.

2014 VTKW Global Student Business Concept Challenge Team Vestigo from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Pictured left to right: Paul Feagan, Joe Acanfora, Jeff Morris

Watch the video to learn more about Vestigo.

Team Vestigo will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Washington Lecture Hall in the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.

For more information about Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

The Fifth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 17 – 23, 2014.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week 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, 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 week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Week, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Outreach Manager, leversole@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 Group, Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, Bloomfield Partners, LLC, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Interactive Achievement, Inc., Latimer Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Rackspace, Shentel, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union First Market Bank, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

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Rural System’s New Bag ‘n’ Brag App Featured in the Roanoke Times

Rural System’s new mobile application for social hunters, Bag ‘n’ Brag, was featured in The Roanoke Times this Sunday, July 13th.

Rural System Bag 'n' Brag photoshoot with Matt Gentry Photographer Matt Gentry has Jim Schweitzer pose for a photo with the Rural System Bag ‘n’ Brag app.

Rural System founder Bob Giles, creator Risa Pesapane, technology lead Jim Schweizter, and publisher Anne Giles all became connected through the area’s local technology economy and community. Handshake Media founder Anne Giles met Jim Schweitzer of Vision Point Systems at a Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council event in 2008. Vision Point Systems has an office at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.

Risa Pesapane worked with Dr. Giles on the design of the app and its user interface. Jim Schweitzer and his team at Vision Point Systems coded the working app and contributed to its design and fluidity. Bag ‘n’ Brag was then published by Handshake Media, Inc.

Rural System, Inc. and Handshake Media, Inc. are both members of VT KnowledgeWorks.

Robert “Bob” Giles is a retired Professor Emeritus from Virginia Tech. He, Risa Pesapane and Anne Giles are all alumni of Virginia Tech.

Rural System’s real goal is to build tools for the “modern, technologically advanced rural person.” The company was founded by Robert Giles, a Virginia Tech professor of 33 years.

Giles, who graduated from Tech in 1955, authored 200 scientific articles and two textbooks on wildlife management before retiring from his teaching career in 1998.

Shortly after, he said he decided to start practicing what he had been preaching for more than three decades.

A lot of nonprofit organizations have sought to improve living conditions for rural areas by encouraging residents to make better use of the natural resources they have at their fingertips, Giles said, but some of the problems these communities face go beyond that kind of work.

“We just can’t beg for it, we have to find an alternate way,” he said. “And I’m convinced significant profits are going to be the only way we can get improved natural resource management. So I’m figuring the company is a way to do it.”

Read the full Roanoke Times article here.

Read more about Bag ‘n’ Brag on Rural System’s blog or visit the Bag ‘n’ Brag Facebook page.

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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

Allegheny Logistics Group, Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, Bloomfield Partners, LLC, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Interactive Achievement, Inc., Latimer Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Rackspace, Shentel, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union First Market Bank, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

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Showcase of 2014 VTKW Global Teams: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

University teams will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 17-23, 2014.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge Showcase of Teams

  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile – Santiago, Chile

Business concept and description:

DD-MOff
DD-MOff team is a group of bio-engineering girls concerned about the environment, who are working hard in trying to solve with R&D the problem of the highly invasive algae Didymo in their country, Chile, and the entire world. Didymo is a highly invasive algae spreading in several rivers and lakes around the world, affecting negatively their natural flora and fauna. DD-MOff is a natural product designed to be applied on any object that was in contact with the algae, killing the latter effectively and reducing the chance of dissemination to new environments, while not affecting other ecosystems. DD-MOff kills the algae faster and more effectively than any other existing solutions.

2014 VTKW Global Student Business Concept Challenge Team DD-MOff from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Pictured left to right: Andrea Mohr, Alison Scheuch and Trinidad Schlotterbeck

Watch the video to learn more about DD-MOff.

Team DD-MOff will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Washington Lecture Hall in the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.

For more information about Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

The Fifth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 17 – 23, 2014.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week 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, 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 week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Week, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Outreach Manager, leversole@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 Group, Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, Bloomfield Partners, LLC, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Interactive Achievement, Inc., Latimer Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Rackspace, Shentel, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union First Market Bank, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

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Showcase of 2014 VTKW Global Teams: University of Trento

University teams will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 17-23, 2014.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge Showcase of Teams

University of Trento – Trento, Italy

Business concept and description:

feelSpace
feelSpace provides a navigation device for blind people. It is a belt that has vibrating units around the waist. The unit that points to a selected goal – either a gps coordinate or north, is always vibrating, thereby indicating the way. This is especially useful for blind and visually impaired people who need their hands and ears free to fully perceive their environment when navigating.

2014 VTKW Global Student Business Concept Challenge Team feelSpace from University of Trento

Watch the video to learn more about feelSpace.

Team feelSpace will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Washington Lecture Hall in the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.

For more information about University of Trento, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

The Fifth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 17 – 23, 2014.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week 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, 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 week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Week, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Outreach Manager, leversole@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 Group, Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, Bloomfield Partners, LLC, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Interactive Achievement, Inc., Latimer Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Rackspace, Shentel, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union First Market Bank, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

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Showcase of 2014 VTKW Global Teams: Telecom Ecole de Management and SudParis

University teams will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 17-23, 2014.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge Showcase of Teams

  Télécom Ecole de Management – Evry, France
Télécom SudParis – Evry, France

Business concept and description:

SAIO
SAIO is software publisher start-up, created since April 2014. Our solutions enhance the quality of companies’ digital customer service. SAIO enhances the quality of companies’ digital customer service through an online platform, humanized by a virtual assistant, Lily. The user has access to all of the company’s media on the platform, including their website, native application, Facebook page, physical terminal, etc. Lily addresses users’ questions, thanks to a semantic search engine and helps the user navigate through the platform to the right interlocutor through the communication channel of his choice (click-to-chat, click-to-call, web call back, etc.). SAIO allies the best of virtual and human resources. The benefit for the user is that it’s simple to find answers, wherever you are, whenever it is, and just the way you want it. The benefit for the company is to enhance its customer satisfaction and trust, while optimizing its human resources and reducing its support costs.

2014 VTKW Global Student Business Concept Challenge Team SAIO from Telecom Ecole de Management and SudParis
Pictured left to right: Raphael Simon, Jean-Claude Giron, Marina Lostan, Pierre Peychès, Nicolas Mitchell
Raphael Simon, Pierre Peychès, and Nicolas Mitchell attend Télécom SudParis. Jean-Claude Giron and Marina Lostan attend Télécom Ecole de Management.

Visit their Facebook page and watch the video to learn more about SAIO:

Team SAIO will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Washington Lecture Hall in the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.

For more information about  Télécom Ecole de Management, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.
For more information about Télécom SudParis, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

The Fifth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 17 – 23, 2014.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week 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, 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 week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Week, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Outreach Manager, leversole@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 Group, Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, Bloomfield Partners, LLC, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Interactive Achievement, Inc., Latimer Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Rackspace, Shentel, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union First Market Bank, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

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Showcase of 2014 VTKW Global Teams: Ghent University

University teams will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 17-23, 2014.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge Showcase of Teams

Ghent University – Ghent, Belgium

Business concept and description:

Restovation
With Restovation – think restaurant and innovation – we, enthusiastic young Belgians, want to share our vibrant ideas on digitization of the hospitality industry. In that way we will be at the front line providing a much needed service for restaurant owners and consumers worldwide. We digitize the menu and provide countless opportunities through our smart use of interesting and popular ingredients with imaginative menu choices. We also provide reviews and give customers the opportunity to include their reviews and comments by using their smartphone. Our partners in this venture are intelligent POS and reservation systems.

2014 VTKW Global Student Business Concept Challenge Team Restovation from Ghent University
Pictured left to right: Adriaan Theys, Maxim Sergeant

Watch the video to learn more about Restovation.

Team Restovation will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Washington Lecture Hall in the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.

For more information about Ghent University, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

The Fifth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 17 – 23, 2014.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week 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, 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 week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Week, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Outreach Manager, leversole@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 Group, Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, Bloomfield Partners, LLC, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Interactive Achievement, Inc., Latimer Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Rackspace, Shentel, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union First Market Bank, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

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Showcase of 2014 VTKW Global Teams: Alexandria University

University teams will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 17-23, 2014.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge Showcase of Teams

Alexandria University – Alexandria, Egypt

Business concept and description:

Fishman
Fishman system is an artificial gill system that produces oxygen from water to be breathed by scuba divers. Fishman can give scuba divers more time under water, can be used any time and it is lighter than diving cylinders.

2014 VTKW Global Student Business Concept Challenge Team Fishman from Alexandria University
Pictured left to right: Essa Muhammad Mahmoud Muhammad Ibrahim, Dr. Ali Attia Ali Muhammad Hassan (the supervisor), Muhammad Magdi Saad El-Sayed, Omar Muhammad Abdul-Razek Abdul-Baki Salama

Watch the video to learn more about Fishman.

Team Fishman will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Washington Lecture Hall in the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.

For more information about Alexandria University, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

The Fifth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 17 – 23, 2014.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week 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, 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 week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Week, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Outreach Manager, leversole@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 Group, Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, Bloomfield Partners, LLC, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Interactive Achievement, Inc., Latimer Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Rackspace, Shentel, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union First Market Bank, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

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Showcase of VTKW Global Teams: Technologico de Monterrey

University teams will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 17-23, 2014.

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge Showcase of Teams

Technologico de Monterrey – Monterrey, Mexico

Business concept and description:

BONDTOUR
BONDTOUR seeks to connect tourists with local people and businesses through technological support, while preserving and reinforcing the essence of worldwide culture, providing unexpected adventures, and saving tourists time and money. BONDTOUR provides an application with social media interaction, as well as tools that will improve the trip planning experience, like a booking system, maps, photo and video uploads, agendas, and information about the destiny. It supports the involvement of micro and small local businesses, respective to where the tourist is traveling, by promoting their products and services through the platform.

2014 VTKW Global Student Business Concept Challenge Team BONDTOUR from Technologico de MonterreyPictured left to right: Mariana Garza Villalobos, Irving Omar Guadarrama Díaz

Watch the video to learn more about BONDTOUR.

Team BONDTOUR will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Washington Lecture Hall in the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.

For more information about Technologico de Monterrey, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

The Fifth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 17 – 23, 2014.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week 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, 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 week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Week, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Outreach Manager, leversole@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 Group, Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, Bloomfield Partners, LLC, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Interactive Achievement, Inc., Latimer Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Phoenix Packaging Operations, Rackspace, Shentel, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union First Market Bank, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.

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Now Hunters Can Share Their Success with Rural System’s Bag n Brag App

Rural System, Inc., a systems-based land-management enterprise, has just released the Bag ‘n’ Brag app for social hunters. Bag ‘n’ Brag allows hunters to share details of their bags with friends and family. This free app is now available on iTunes and Google Play.

Rural System Bag 'n' Brag ApplicationBag ‘n’ Brag lets users record their White-tailed deer hunts, upload and share pictures, and connect with Facebook and Twitter with the #bagnbrag hashtag. Bag ‘n’ Brag also features a built-in weight calculator, allowing hunters to simply enter a girth measurement to estimate their bag’s weight. The upgrade Bag ‘n’ Brag Pro is coming soon, and includes the options to track hunting stats and to develop a Trophy Case of the best bags.

“Bag ‘n’ Brag’s ranking system is based on standard facts about a bag, giving hunters an impartial means of comparing kills.”

The inspiration for Bag ‘n’ Brag struck the Rural System team as they were discussing “deer tape.” Deer tape is a basic ecological tool used by wildlife managers to estimate a deer’s weight. It allows a hunter or manager to measure the girth of the deer’s chest and, using a mathematical formula, estimate the deer’s live weight.

“Such a tool is extremely useful because carcasses are often dressed in the field making it hard, if not impossible, to get an accurate weight later,” explains Risa Pesapane, M.S., Bag ‘n’ Brag’s designer.

The team decided deer tape could be easily incorporated into a scoring system for recording and sharing hunting success. Bag ‘n’ Brag has since expanded to allow users to collect other useful data about their hunt as well as personal statistics.

“We’re excited to offer hunters an on-the-go, social way for hunters to learn how their bag measures up to other kills. Bag ‘n’ Brag’s ranking system is based on standard facts about a bag, giving hunters an impartial means of comparing kills,” says Dr. Robert H. Giles Jr., Rural System’s founder.

Bag ‘n’ Brag is available now for White-tailed deer hunters in anticipation of the upcoming fall hunting season.

About Bag ‘n’ Brag

Bag ‘n’ Brag (TM) is a product of Rural System, Inc. Bag ‘n’ Brag was developed by Vision Point Systems and published by Handshake Media, Incorporated. The concept originated with Rural System founder Robert H. Giles, Jr. The functionality, original graphics and user experience of Bag ‘n’ Brag were designed by Risa Pesapane.

For more information, please see www.bagnbrag.com.

About Vision Point Systems

Vision Point Systems is a creative, expert technology and engineering firm driven by intense customer service focus, rigorous process management, and an unwavering determination that solves customers’ most difficult problems resulting in strong, long-lasting business relationships.

For more information, please see www.visionpointsystems.com.

About Handshake Media

Handshake Media, Incorporated is a communications technology company specializing in public relations services and mobile technologies to generate market awareness and market action for its business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients. Handshake Media, Incorporated is based in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, and is a member of VT KnowledgeWorks.

For more information, please see www.handshake20.com.

About Rural System

Rural System, Incorporated is a land management enterprise with a vision to improve the social, economic, and environmental health of regions through optimal use of resources. It proposes for-profit, citizen-owned entities of multiple, small, natural resource-related enterprises generated for each region through systems-based prescriptive software using GIS analysis of site-specific traits.
Rural System, Inc. is based in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, and is a member of VT KnowledgeWorks.

For more information, please see www.ruralsystem.com and blog.ruralsystem.com.

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