More than a dozen university teams will compete in the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge at the Hotel Roanoke today from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.. They'll pitch their business ideas for a chance at the $25,000 grand prize and trophy.
The event is open to the public. You can also watch a live stream of the entire event. Student teams from around the world will pitch their business concepts before a panel of judges, and a global and regional audience.
This is the Fourth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks challenge. The Global Partnership is a multi-layered, ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social, academic, and business relationships, said VT KnowledgeWork's Lindsey Eversole
This year's 14 participating university partners include University of Kent, England; Télécom SudParis, France; University of Trento, Italy; Vienna University of Technology, Austria; Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; Virginia Tech, USA; Universiti Teknologi Malaysia; Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico; Tongji University, China; Ghent University, Belgium; University of Technology Sydney, Australia; University of British Columbia, Canada; Alexandria University, Egypt; and Universidad del Norte, Colombia.
While in Blacksburg, the teams are housed with local families, spend time interacting with successful technology companies and with Virginia Tech students.