Experiences shared from former grand prize winners.


2017 Winners

Full press release and  pictures!


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