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VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept & i3 Network NewVA Corridor Trade Mission

August 29 ~ September 4, 2010
Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA

***Global Challenge Video***

Global Challenge Award
The 2010 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge was made possible thanks to the generous Global Challenge Event Sponsors, including COTA, G.J. Hopkins Inc., HCA VA Health System, Interactive Achievement, Novozymes, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Rackspace, TechLab, The Branch Group Inc., and the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.

STUDENT TRACK - $25,000 Grand Prize
The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge celebrates the energy and ingenuity of university students and their important contributions to the global economy. The contest finals are part of a week-long celebration of student entrepreneurship.  While in Blacksburg, the teams will be housed with local families, spend interactive time with successful technology companies, enjoy fellowship with Virginia Tech students, and join the regional technology council for its annual gala dinner.

First Place Winning Team:
  • Ecosy - Vincent Murray and Colm Connolly of Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Runner-up Teams:
  • EasyCheck - Inbal Gutman, Hadas Geva, Efrat Nel, and Shahar Peled of the Ruppin Academic Center, Israel
  • T2T - Ben Giambrone and Sinan Assaf of the University of Kent, England 

Attendees from the New River and Roanoke Valleys are encouraged to attend and observe the Global Student Business Concept Challenge at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. Tickets are available for purchase to attend "Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Workshop," led by Jim Flowers, Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, and the Global Student Challenge and Awards Ceremony September 1- 2, 2010. This two-day event agenda at Hotel Roanoke includes:

September 1, 2010
9:30 a.m.
Crystal Ballroom
10:00 a.m.
Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Workshop
By Jim Flowers, Director of VT KnowledgeWorks
Crystal Ballroom
12:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch
Shenandoah B
1:30 p.m.
Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Continued
Crystal Ballroom
4:30 p.m.

September 2, 2010
8:00 a.m.
Washington Lecture Hall
8:30 a.m.
Global Student Business Concept Challenge
Presentations made by student teams from around the world
Washington Lecture Hall
12:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch and Awards Presentation
Shenandoah B
2:00 p.m.

During this same week, trade missions from each of the student-team home regions are encouraged to join in the week-long celebration as well. For more information on the i3 Network NewVA Mission, please contact David Denny.

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