Experiences shared from former grand prize winners.


2017 Winners

Full press release and  pictures!


2018 Global Entrepreneur Challenge

The Virginia Tech Global Entrepreneur Challenge celebrates the energy and creativity of university students and their important contributions to the global economy, and encourages them to develop their entrepreneurial ideas. The Global E Challenge begins with a two-day trip in Washington, D.C., August 16-18, to enjoy sightseeing trips to museums and monuments, and participate in private tours.   Attendees will shift to Blacksburg, Virginia, by a chartered bus to enjoy a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship, August 18-25.  While in Blacksburg, students are housed with local families, spend interactive time with successful technology companies as they prepare for the Global Entrepreneur Challenge, and enjoy fellowship with each other and with Virginia Tech students during festive meals and social gatherings.

Useful Links:

·   Learn more about the 2017 winning teams.
·   Review the rules to participate as a student team.
·   Read about registration steps to ensure your team's spot in the August finals.
·   See a preview of the 2018 agenda.


Thanks to our generous sponsors, participating students will incur no food or lodging expenses during the Global Entrepreneur Challenge.  Students or their sponsors are responsible for transportation to and from their home countries and a minimal event registration fee. Review the 2018 Challenge agenda before booking airfare tickets to ensure you fly to the preferred airports closer to our events (i.e. arrival on August 16 at Washington Dulles International Airport, and departure on August 25 from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport).


Attendee Benefits:

    Two-day trip to Washington D.C., August 16-18 to explore our Nation's Capital, including...
·   Sightseeing trips to museums and monuments
·   Participate in private tours
·   Enjoy celebratory meals
·   Networking opportunities

    Week-long stay in Blacksburg, Virginia, August 18-25, including...
·   Chance to compete for a $30,000 Grand Prize, $10,000 Second Place Prize, and $5,000 People's Choice Award
·   Ownership of awards and team name engraved on the trophy
·   Presentation coaching with local, technology-based American companies
·   Lodging provided by local host families
·   Regional shopping
·   Virginia Tech campus exposure and tours
·   Banquets and social gatherings with Virginia Tech students
·   Opportunity to build your global network with other university students