2015 Winners






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 week-long stay in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

Check out this video produced by the Artbeating team from Paris, France who competed in the 2010 Global Student Challenge!

Sunday, August 21 –

  • Student teams arrive and meet host families

Monday, August 22 –

  • Late start for jet-lag relief
  • Kick-off lunch and introduction to host companies
  • Presentation coaching session and introduction to VT KnowledgeWorks Business Acceleration Center
  • Informal welcome dinner with host families

Tuesday, August 23 –

  • Students shadow host companies
  • Lunch at the VT Graduate Life Center and VT campus tour
  • Tour of Lane Stadium
  • Downtown tour and shopping
  • Dinner with host families

Wednesday, August 24 –

  • Bus to Roanoke; check into hotel
  • Visit downtown attractions; informal lunch
  • Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Workshop at the Hotel Roanoke
  • Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys Reception at the Hotel Roanoke

Thursday, August 25 –

  • Global Student Business Concept Challenge at the Dumas Center
  • Bus to Blacksburg
  • Reception and awards banquet at The Inn at Virginia Tech

Friday, August 26 –

  • Lunch at Panera and shopping experience at New River Valley Mall
  • Student teams join VT students for hike at The Cascades
  • Cookout and party at The German Club

Saturday, August 27 –

  • Departure