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6th Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Challenge

The VT KnowledgeWorks Sixth Annual Entrepreneurship Challenge was a success as enthusiastic attendees gathered at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center on April 18.  Read the full press release.

Event Details:

April 18, 2014

The Inn at Virginia Tech
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

VT KnowledgeWorks Sixth Annual Entrepreneurship Challenge includes two competitions as entrepreneurs and Virginia Tech students compete for prizes.

First, Virginia Tech faculty, staff, students, and/or alumni will compete in the Tech Transfer Challenge.  Hoping to establish a new venture in Blacksburg using their Virginia Tech-owned technology, the teams will compete to win $100,000 worth of mentorship and business support services.

Second, Virginia Tech student teams will compete in the Student Business Concept Challenge for $10,000 in scholarships, start-up services, and the opportunity to compete on a world stage next August for the $25,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Award. Additionally, members of the audience will select their favorite team to win the People's Choice award of $5,000 in scholarships.

Friday, April 18 –

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Welcome Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tech Transfer Challenge
11:30 – Noon Regional Funding Sources
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet
1:30 – 3:45 p.m. Student Business Concept Challenge
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception and Awards Presentation

If you have any general questions about registration to the VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Challenge, please contact To view last year’s Fifth Annual Entrepreneurship Challenge, click here.

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