2016 VTKW Sponsor Showcase: Union Bank & Trust

2016 VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsor: Union Bank & TrustInnovation. Empowerment. Community.

As the largest community bank headquartered in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Union Bank & Trust brings innovation to the table with its products, services and, most importantly, talented teammates. Union’s teammates’ skills are diverse, and each is rooted in the communities they serve. They diligently work every day to empower individuals and businesses across the state, collaborating to find the best solutions and resources for their customers. They stand strong on helping local businesses move forward; giving resources to charitable organizations; empowering youth through financial literacy programs – and why? Because they never forget they owe their success to the communities they serve, and they are honored to be part of the New River and Roanoke Valley communities.

Thank you, Union Bank & Trust, for sponsoring VT KnowledgeWorks including the 2016 Global Partnership Event!

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event 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 and academic 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.

2015 Winners: The grand prize of $25,000 was awarded to Team Visionear of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand. Read more about the winning teams! Read about the 2015 event outcomes and publicity.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Event, 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 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.

We Invite You to Serve as a 2016 Global Host Family

VT KnowledgeWorks 2016 Global Partnership Event

VT KnowledgeWorks invites you to be a host family for this year’s Global Partnership Event, August 13-19, 2016. Rounding up enough host families for our group of eager, global university students seems to be the most challenging component each year, so we would appreciate you joining our team of hosts or referring us to others who may be interested.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event 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.  The Student Track celebrates the energy and ingenuity of university students and their important contributions to the global economy by means of the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge. The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for students to compete globally for a $25,000 grand prize and VT KnowledgeWorks trophy.  While in Blacksburg, the teams are housed with local families, spend interactive time with successful technology companies, enjoy fellowship with Virginia Tech students, and attend a formal awards banquet.

Thanks to the generous support of host families, participating global university students are housed with local residents of the New River Valley during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event (GPE), August 13-20.  In summary, host families provide:

  • Lodging for one or more visiting global students from Saturday night, August 13 through Friday morning, August 19.
  • Some of the dinners during the week and breakfast every morning except for Thursday, August
  • Some of the daily transportation needs of student(s) throughout the event week.

As a token of our appreciation, VT KnowledgeWorks invites host families to attend several celebratory events during the GPE. The event agenda listed in this PDF ONLY highlights the host family responsibilities, as well as the invitational meals emphasized in bold font. Closer to the event, we will provide a more detailed event agenda. A summary of the activities and events offered to our visiting, global students will be continuously updated at www.vtkwglobal.com/2016/studentagenda.

Let us know you will be a global host family!

Contact Lindsey Eversole, lindsey.eversole@vtknowledgeworks.com for more information or if you have questions.

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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 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.

2016 VTKW Sponsor Showcase: TECHLAB® Inc.

TechLab Logo

Proven Performance in GI Disease Diagnostics

TECHLAB® Inc. develops and manufactures rapid non-invasive diagnostics for intestinal inflammation, bacterial infections and parasitology.

Our research focuses on enteric disease and microbiology of the intestinal tract, and our scope of study includes markers of intestinal inflammation, the toxins of Clostridium difficile, amebiasis, and vaccine development.

TECHLAB® Inc. research & development is located at the Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Va.
TECHLAB® Inc. manufacturing is located in Radford, Va.

TechLab, 2016 Sponsor of VT KnowledgeWorks and the Global Partnership Event

“I am proud to be a member of TECHLAB’s Research & Development team, where the continued focus is on creating new and improved rapid diagnostic assays that will further benefit the healthcare community. I believe our ingenuity, persistence and scientific knowledge will continue to propel us as a leader of innovation and quality within the medical diagnostic markets.” Jack Heptinstall, Research Scientist

Thank you, TECHLAB® Inc., for sponsoring VT KnowledgeWorks including the 2016 Global Partnership Event!

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event 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 and academic 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.

2015 Winners: The grand prize of $25,000 was awarded to Team Visionear of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand. Read more about the winning teams! Read about the 2015 event outcomes and publicity.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Event, 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 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.

2016 VTKW Sponsor Showcase: Rackspace

Rackspace, 2016 Sponsor of VT KnowledgeWorks and the Global Partnership Event

Pictured: Katherine Reed, Dan Shain, Kirk AveRrett, David McGrath, Deanna Murphy

Rackspace is the #1 managed cloud company because we have what other commodity cloud companies can only dream of—Fanatical Support®. It starts with each of our over 6,000 employees worldwide bringing their passion and technology expertise with them every day. Doing whatever it takes to push our customer workloads to perform faster and scale larger all with superior security.Rackspace Logo

Thank you, Rackspace, for sponsoring VT KnowledgeWorks including the 2016 Global Partnership Event!

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event 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 and academic 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.

2015 Winners: The grand prize of $25,000 was awarded to Team Visionear of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand. Read more about the winning teams! Read about the 2015 event outcomes and publicity.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Event, 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 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.

2016 VTKW Sponsor Showcase: New River Valley IP Law, PC

nrviplawlogoIntellectual Property (IP) Law is All We Do.

New River Valley IP Law, PC provides intellectual property procurement services for clients seeking to protect their innovations, minimize risk associated with using those innovations, and maximize revenue generated from commercial embodiments of their patent-pending or patented processes and products.

Legal and industry experience as well as quality credentials are important, and we have both, but our internal collegiality and teamwork makes us unique.

Our legal team capitalizes on our individual strengths to provide each of our clients the highest level of service in an individualized and dependable manner.

Street: 1750 Kraft Drive, Suite 2200, Blacksburg, VA 24060 • Phone: 540.605.8070
http://nrviplaw.com

Thank you, New River Valley IP Law, PC, for sponsoring VT KnowledgeWorks including the 2016 Global Partnership Event!

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event 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 and academic 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.

2015 Winners: The grand prize of $25,000 was awarded to Team Visionear of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand. Read more about the winning teams! Read about the 2015 event outcomes and publicity.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Event, 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 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.

2016 VTKW Sponsor Showcase: Celanese Corporation

Celanese Corporation, 2016 Sponsor of VT KnowledgeWorks and the Global Partnership Event

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. With sales almost equally divided between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for customers and the corporation. Celanese partners with customers to solve their most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the world. Based in Dallas, Texas, Celanese employs approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2014 net sales of $6.8 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com.

Thank you, Celanese Corporation, for sponsoring VT KnowledgeWorks including the 2016 Global Partnership Event!

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event 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 and academic 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.

2015 Winners: The grand prize of $25,000 was awarded to Team Visionear of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand. Read more about the winning teams! Read about the 2015 event outcomes and publicity.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Event, 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 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.

2010 Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge Grand Prize Winner Update

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide. Annually VT KnowledgeWorks hosts a Global Partnership Event, which 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. In conjunction with this event, a Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge is offered where elite student teams present their business concepts before a live audience and judging panel for a $25,000 grand prize.

Read this update from our $25,000 Grand Prize Winner from the 2010 Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge!

British flag$25,000 Grand Prize Winner in 2010
Ecosy, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Colm Connolly, Vincent Murray

 

Although Team Ecosy’s original concept, a renewable energy heating system, is not being pursued, Colm Connolly is in the process of launching a new business.  In 2015, Colm Connolly and his fiancé combined their talents and background in beef farming and sport, and food science respectively, to create a healthy and tasty beef snack. For 5 generations, the Connolly family has been farming in rural Ireland and Colm plans on diversifying their current farm operation, while producing a new, innovative dried meat snack.  Their five values of quality, innovation, community, commercial and natural, reflect what they are, how they do things, and where they are going. In September 2015, they applied to Monaghan’s Best Young Entrepreneur and won “Best Idea” and the overall grand prize, including a 10,000 euro grant which has been used to develop their brand, website, and secure IP (which is ongoing). They are in the process of re-branding their company, designing their website, and are in the final stages of completing their product packaging. They expect to launch in 2016, after IP is secured for their brand name.  First to market will be their cracked black pepper beef bites, followed by their honey BBQ beef jerky.

For additional information, please contact colmconnolly@hotmail.co.uk.

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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 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.

2016 VTKW Sponsor Showcase: Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

VTCRC Sponsor of the VTKW Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals

Established in 1985, the 230-acre Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC) boasts more than 33 buildings with nearly 3,000 employees and is home to more than 180 research, technology and support companies. The VTCRC is a for-profit wholly-owned, private subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation. The VTCRC strives to develop a growing, prestigious research park for high-technology companies and in collaboration with the university, advance the research, educational and technology transfer missions of Virginia Tech.

Thank you, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, for sponsoring VT KnowledgeWorks including the 2016 Global Partnership Event!

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event 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 and academic 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.

2015 Winners: The grand prize of $25,000 was awarded to Team Visionear of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand. Read more about the winning teams! Read about the 2015 event outcomes and publicity.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Event, 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 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 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.

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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 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.

2016 VTKW Sponsor Showcase: SunTrust Banks, Inc.

2016 VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsor Showcase: SunTrust BankSunTrust Banks, Inc. is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for the people, businesses and communities it serves. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company has three business segments: Wholesale Banking, Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, and Mortgage. Its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, along with 24-hour digital access. Certain business lines serve consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients nationally. As of December 31, 2015, SunTrust had total assets of $191 billion and total deposits of $150 billion. The company provides deposit, credit, trust, investment, mortgage, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust leads onUp, a national movement inspiring Americans to build financial confidence. Join the movement at onUp.com.

Thank you, SunTrust Banks, Inc., for sponsoring VT KnowledgeWorks including the 2016 Global Partnership Event!

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event 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 and academic 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.

2015 Winners: The grand prize of $25,000 was awarded to Team Visionear of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand. Read more about the winning teams! Read about the 2015 event outcomes and publicity.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Event, 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 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.