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Third Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit

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

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