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VT KnowledgeWorks Announces 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals

Posted by Conaway Haskins on Jan 10, 2017

On April 12, 2017, VT KnowledgeWorks will host its annual Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, Blacksburg, Virginia. Virginia Tech student teams will compete for the chance to win one of three scholarship prizes, including the $5,000 Plastics One Advanced Manufacturing Award for the most outstanding tangible product, the $5,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Information Technology Award for the most outstanding intangible product or service, and the $5,000 People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business. One of the two teams that receive the Advanced Manufacturing or the Information Technology prizes will earn the grand prize and receive an additional $10,000 in scholarship assistance, as well as the opportunity to compete on a world stage in the $25,000 Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge this August.

The Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals competitor registration deadline is February 10, 2017. Attendee tickets are free and include access to the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals, networking reception, and awards presentation. Register as a competitor or attendee at

innovation VT KnowledgeWorks Announces Global Entrepreneurship Challenge SemifinalsBusinesses can get details about advertising during this event by contacting Christine Spalding at 540-443-9100 ext. 3 or via email at

VT KnowledgeWorks wants to thank our generous sponsors of the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals including Plastics One Inc.Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, and Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business.

For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at

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 is in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Allegheny Logistics GroupAutomation Creations, Inc.BAE SystemsThe Branch Group, Inc.Brown, Edwards & Company, LLPCarilion ClinicCelaneseCity of RoanokeCommon Wealth Growth GroupEDCG.J. Hopkins, Inc.National BankPlastics One Inc.RackspaceRoanoke – Blacksburg Technology CouncilShentelSMBWSunTrust BankTechLabThird SecurityTown of BlacksburgTown of ChristiansburgUnion Bank & TrustVirginia Tech Corporate Research CenterVPT, Inc., and Wordsprint.

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