2016 Winners

Full press release and  pictures!



Experiences shared from former grand prize winners.


2017 Event Resources

Helpful resources for global participants.


VT KnowledgeWorks  

VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership

The Eighth Annual Global Partnership Event, August 17-26, offers elite students teams and university representatives from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks by means of two event tracks - a Student Track and a University Track.  All student participants will experience Washington, D.C., through tours and sightseeing trips to museums and monuments, as well as a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship hosted in Roanoke-Blackburg, Virginia, USA. University Track participants gather together for university-to-university networking opportunities and brainstorming sessions to explore future collaboration and partnership.  The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership is an ongoing, cooperative association of regions building permanent social and academic relationships with each other, honoring their mutual best interests, hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.


Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge Registration:  Admission is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis for those that desire to observe university student teams from all over the world present their business concepts for the $25,000 prize and trophy on Thursday, August 24. Register now.

Virtual Preliminary: Stayed tuned to learn more about the 2017 Virtual Preliminary winner that will advance to this August's Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge and compete against 13 other finalists.

News: Stay current with Global Partnership news on the VT KnowledgeWorks blog.