Experiences shared from former grand prize winners.


2017 Winners

Full press release and  pictures!


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