Experiences shared from former grand prize winners.


2017 Winners

Full press release and  pictures!


2015 Student Track Agenda

Thanks to our generous sponsors, participating students will incur no food or lodging expenses, while enjoying the following activities and events during their weeklong stay in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA.

Sunday, August 16 –

  • Student teams arrive and meet host families

Monday, August 17 –

  • Late start for jet-lag relief
  • Kick-off lunch and introduction to host companies
  • Presentation coaching with host companies
  • Informal welcome dinner with host families

Tuesday, August 18 –

  • Virginia Tech campus and Lane Stadium tours
  • Student teams work on campus on their presentations
  • Late lunch with host companies and more presentation coaching
  • Dinner with host families

Wednesday, August 19 –

  • Cascades hike with Virginia Tech students
  • Lunch at Panera
  • Student teams work in the afternoon on their presentations at CoffeeWorks

Thursday, August 20 –

  • Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge at The Inn at Virginia Tech
  • Awards banquet and celebration at The Inn at Virginia Tech
  • After party celebration

Friday, August 21 –

  • Bus to Roanoke and check into The Hotel Roanoke
  • Visit downtown Roanoke attractions and informal lunch
  • Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys Reception at The Hotel Roanoke
  • Opportunities to visit downtown Roanoke bars and restaurants at your leisure
  • Overnight at The Hotel Roanoke (provided by VT KnowledgeWorks)

Saturday, August 22 –

  • Departure