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Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals 2016

VT KnowledgeWorks will host its 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center on March 30.  The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for student teams from Virginia Tech to present their business concepts before a panel of local business leaders. 

New This Year – for Undergraduates Only: Teams chosen as semifinalists for the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals and consisting only of undergraduate students will also be entered into the inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) InVenture Prize competition. These teams will deliver a 3-minute pitch in Blacksburg on March 3, and the winning team will represent Virginia Tech at the ACC InVenture Prize competition in Atlanta on April 6.

Finalist teams will compete in the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals on March 30 for $15,000 in scholarships, start-up services, and the opportunity to compete on a world stage next August for the $25,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Award. Additionally, members of the audience will select their favorite team to win the People's Choice award of $5,000 in scholarships. Read the full press release.

Event Details: ACC InVenture Prize
March 3, 2016
4:00-6:00 p.m.
The Inn at Virginia Tech
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Event Details: Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals
March 30, 2016
The Inn at Virginia Tech
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

12:30-1:00 p.m. Registration
1:00-1:15 p.m. Welcoming Remarks
1:15-4:15 p.m. Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals
4:15-6:00 p.m. Networking Reception and Awards Presentation

If you have any general questions about registration to the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals, please contact To view last year’s 7th Annual Entrepreneurship Challenge, click here.

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