Experiences shared from former grand prize winners.
Helpful resources for global participants.
Initial registration by March 3, 2017
The Global Challenge Virtual Preliminary is open to any full-time university student team from a non-U.S. institution and who is not already from an existing VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partner institution. Institutions who have never participated in the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge can submit an "intent to support" online registration by midnight EDT of March 3, 2017 by committing that at least one student team from their university will participate in the Global Challenge Virtual Preliminary. The winning team of the preliminary will win a spot in the August finals at the Global Partnership Event, August 17-26.
Intent to compete registration submitted by global university partners by April 7, 2017. Registration will open in December 2016 and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for 14 universities worldwide.
VT KnowledgeWorks and the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center offers all student teams that participated in the 2016 Global Partnership Event free summer work space (beginning June to mid-August 2017) in our research park! Learn more about this opportunity.
Students who are not participating in the Global Partnership Event or Virtual Preliminary but would still like to receive feedback from one of our VT KnowledgeWorks mentors, can submit the skeleton of their startup idea online. Once it has been reviewed by our mentors, they will offer their first impressions and suggest ways to reduce your risk via GoToMeeting. Register first by contacting the VT KnowledgeWorks staff at email@example.com. No charge.