Experiences shared from former grand prize winners.


2017 Winners

Full press release and  pictures!


Regional Registration 2016


Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge
Alumni Assembly Hall, Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 18, 2016

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
Shenandoah Ballroom, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, Virginia
5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, August 19, 2016

$50/person; Register by August 10, 2016

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 Entrepreneurship Challenge!  As a participant, you are guaranteed to make new friends in other countries, expand your personal network, and celebrate entrepreneurship. Admission includes drinks, heavy appetizers catered by The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, and special performances from some regional artists.