Experiences shared from former grand prize winners.


2017 Winners

Full press release and  pictures!


Regional Registration 2015


Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge
Alumni Assembly Hall, Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 20, 2015

Admission to the Global Student Challenge Presentations is FREE and available on a first-come, first-served basis for those that desire to observe student teams from all over the world pitch their business concepts for the $25,000 prize and trophy.  At the end of the Challenge, contestants and audience members have the opportunity to vote for the most outstanding teams for the People's Choice award, based on the judging criteria. The winner of the People's Choice will receive $5,000, sponsored by Virginia Tech's Outreach and International Affairs.


Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys Reception
Crystal Ballroom, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, VA
5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2015

$50/person; Register by August 12, 2015

Participate in the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week by celebrating our growing place in the global community and meeting the winners and finalist teams of the Global Student Challenge!  As a participant, you are guaranteed to make new friends in other countries, expand your personal network, and celebrate entrepreneurship. Admission includes drinks, food catered by The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, and special performances from some regional artists.

Make a trip out of it by booking your hotel room reservations at The Hotel Roanoke and receive our special rates of $117/night or $137/night for double occupancy. Book your hotel room reservation online by calling 1-540-985-5900 and request the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership rate.