2017 Winners

Full press release and  pictures!

 

2017 Event Resources

Helpful resources for global participants.

 

Testimonials

Experiences shared from former grand prize winners.

 

VT KnowledgeWorks  

University Track Agenda

 

Sunday, August 21 –

  • Arrive and check into hotel

Monday, August 22 –

  • Late start for jet-lag relief
  • Kick-off lunch and introduction to students and host companies
  • Optional observation of student presentation coaching sessions and introduction to VT KnowledgeWorks Business Acceleration Center
  • Informal welcome dinner with students and host families

Tuesday, August 23 –

  • Introduction to Virginia Tech:
  • Overview of Undergraduate Program
  • Overview of Graduate Program
  • Overview of Research Program and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties
  • Overview of Outreach and International Affairs Program
  • International collaborative research:  featured research institute:  Institute for Critical Technologies and Applied Sciences
  • Lunch with vice presidents
  • Roundtable:  
  • Visiting faculty present ideas on international collaboration (20 minutes each)
  • Networking with VT faculty on presented ideas
  • Reception hosted by Outreach and International Affairs

Wednesday, August 24 –

  •  Bus to Roanoke; check into hotel
  •  Visit downtown attractions; informal lunch
  •  Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Workshop at the Hotel Roanoke
  •  Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys Reception at the Hotel Roanoke

Thursday, August 25 –

  •  Global Student Business Concept Challenge at the Dumas Center
  •  Bus to Blacksburg
  •  Reception and awards banquet at the Inn at Virginia Tech

Friday, August 26 –

  • International research collaboration:  featured research institutes:  Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • Lunch with deans
  • Afternoon free for follow-up visits

Saturday, August 27 –

  • Departure