April 13 - 14, 2011
The Inn at Virginia Tech
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
VT KnowledgeWorks presents the Third Annual Entrepreneurship Summit! Please join us for this two-day informative workshop designed for prospective company founders, entrepreneurs launching or re-vamping a business and growing companies seeking expansion capital.
Student teams compete for two $5,000 grand prizes and the opportunity to compete on a world stage next August for the $25,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Award. Outstanding speakers will provide new perspectives on early-stage funding, global economics, and regional growth. And the Open Angel Forum, presented by the NCTC Access to Capital Committee,
features a live pitch session, providing a unique opportunity to see how raising capital is done, with real companies and investors.
Wednesday, April 13 –
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Welcome Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome Address by Z. Kelly Queijo, Founder and President of Smart College Visit, Inc.
9:30 – 11:45 a.m. Virginia Tech Student Business Concept Competition
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Technology Showcase and Lunch Buffet
1:30 – 3:45 p.m. Regional Student Business Concept Competition
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception and Student Awards Presentation
Thursday, April 14 –
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Bob Reiss, author of Bootstrapping 101
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. BB&T/Pamplin Speaker Series, The Post-Crisis American Economy, with Greg Ip, author of The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World (Little Books. Big Profits)
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch Buffet & Keynote Address Presented by Michael Drzal, LeClairRyan, Building a Regional Economy on Innovative Technologies
1:30 – 4:15 p.m. Open Angel Forum
4:30 p.m. Closing comments
If you have any general questions about registration to the VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit please contact Christine Pushaw
. To view last year’s Second Annual Entrepreneurship Summit, click here