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First Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit

Thursday, April 2, 2009
Skelton Conference Center
The Inn at Virginia Tech
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Brought to you by:

VT KnowledgeWorks @ the VTCRCLeClairRyan, an entrepreneurial law firm

VT KnowledgeWorks and LeClairRyan present the First Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit! This comprehensive workshop is custom designed for prospective company founders, entrepreneurs launching or re-vamping a business, and growing companies seeking expansion capital.


Admission Ticket Costs:
  • $25 per student
  • $50 per attendee

By purchasing an admission ticket to the VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit attendees have access to the all-day affair, including:
  • The Basics of Successful Entrepreneurship Workshop
  • Student Business Concept Competition
  • Buffet Luncheon and Keynote Address (catered through the Inn at Virginia Tech)
  • CVG's LifeFire!
  • Networking and Awards Reception (catered through the Inn at Virginia Tech)

Advertisement Costs:
By purchasing ad space in our Summit Booklet, all attendees will see your ad the day of the event. Ad options include:
  • $25: ¼ page = 2.25”w x 1.875”h
  • $50: ½ page = 4.5”w x 3.75”h
  • $75: Full page = 4.5”w x 7.5”h
  • $100: Poster display, plus full page ad

*** Upon completion of your purchase, please email VTCRC Media Specialist, Shirley Gillispie ( an attachment of your ad at the very latest by March 20, 2009. Please submit a 300 dpi, .jpg or .eps file, adhering to the above dimensions. All other questions regarding ad specifications or ad design referrals can be directed to Shirley as well.

The Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m. Basics of Successful Entrepreneurship - Alumni Assembly Hall
A two-hour workshop by Jim Flowers, Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, and author of MOXIE and other fundamental entrepreneurial concepts

11:00 a.m. Business Concept Competition - Alumni Assembly Hall
Student finalists from regional universities present their entrepreneurial ideas

12:30 p.m. Luncheon and Keynote address - Latham Ballroom
Keynote Speaker ~ Ken Ray, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for AT&T Advertising Solutions

1:30 p.m. CVG’s LiveFire! ™ - Alumni Assembly Hall
CVG’s signature LiveFire! ™ brings companies in need of funding together with angel investors in real-life screening sessions.

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Networking and Awards Reception - Latham Ballroom

Student Business Concept Competition:
The objectives of the competition are to encourage students to develop their entrepreneurial ideas, enhance understanding of requirements for a successful business venture, and showcase the creativity of students in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.

Who Is Eligible: The competition is open to all registered students at Hollins University, Radford University, Roanoke College and Virginia Tech. As long as one student is registered at Hollins University, Radford University, Roanoke College or Virginia Tech students can select to work with teammates registered at a different college or university. Teams may consist of up to three students maximum and only full-time students are eligible to participate and receive prizes if selected as a top three finalist team.
Prizes: The winning business concept wins a $1,000 shopping spree at Best Buy
Each student in the top three finalist teams will also receive an iPod Shuffle.


CVG’s LiveFire! ™:
The Charlottesville Venture Group, better known as CVG, brings its signature event to Blacksburg. Started several years ago by this educational organization, LiveFire! ™ has become the "must see" entrepreneurial Reality Show where three currently investing managers of angel groups give 5 chosen companies the chance to go before them in front of an amphitheater of additional investors, educators, and entrepreneurs. Though strictly an educational event, LiveFire! ™ draws hundreds of investors from all over the Mid-Atlantic who like to quietly look for companies like scouts watch college football looking to recruit for the NFL.

Company: VT KnowledgeWorks
Street: 1715 Pratt Drive, Suite 1000
Postal/City: Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
Phone: 540-443-9100
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