VT KnowledgeWorks is pleased to announce that the Seventh Annual Global Partnership Week has expanded to include a two-day trip to Washington D.C., August 11-13, 2016. Student teams and faculty participating in the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will have the opportunity to experience Washington D.C. through sightseeing trips to museums and monuments, and participating in private tours.
Event attendees will shift to Roanoke and Blacksburg, Virginia, by a chartered bus to enjoy a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship, August 13-20, 2016, where students are housed with local families, spend interactive time with successful technology companies, and enjoy fellowship with each other and with Virginia Tech students during festive meals and social gatherings. The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge celebrates the energy and creativity of university students and their important contributions to the global economy by encouraging them to develop their entrepreneurial ideas. The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for student teams from all over the world to compete for a $25,000 grand prize and VT KnowledgeWorks trophy, as they present their business concepts before a judging panel and regional audience at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, Thursday, August 18.
The Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge in August will recognize and award two teams $10,000 each: the Plastics One Advanced Manufacturing Award for the outstanding tangible product, and the VT KnowledgeWorks Information Technology Award for the outstanding intangible product or service. One of the two teams that receive the Advanced Manufacturing Award or the Information Technology Award will receive an additional $15,000 grand prize. As a permanent tribute to their exceptional efforts, the winning team’s name will be engraved on the permanent VT KnowledgeWorks trophy. Finally, one more team will receive the $5,000 People’s Choice Award sponsored by Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs.
To learn more about the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week, go to www.vtkwglobal.com.
VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors
Automation Creations, Inc., BAE Systems, BB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, CIT GAP Funds, City of Roanoke, Fox 21/27, G.J. Hopkins, Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., Meridium, Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department, National Bank, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Shentel, SimulTV, SunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, UXB International, Inc., Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc, Wordsprint.