Experiences shared from former grand prize winners.


2017 Winners

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Virginia Tech Global Entrepreneur Challenge, August 16-25, 2018

The Ninth Annual Global Entrepreneur Challenge, August 16-25, 2018 offers elite students teams and university representatives from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks.  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 Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Elite student teams will present their business concepts for a $30,000 grand prize and trophy as they compete in the Global Entrepreneur Challenge.  Faculty and staff delegates charged with building institutional bridges to other universities around the globe gather together for university-to-university networking opportunities and brainstorming sessions to explore future collaboration and partnership. The annual Global E Challenge promotes an ongoing cooperative association of regions building social and academic relationships with each other, honoring their mutual best interests. The Ninth Annual event is made possible thanks to Virginia Tech, Apex Center sponsors, and citizens and businesses of Roanoke-Blacksburg.